Happy Mother’s Day – Dzień Matki!

One of the perks of living in Poland is that I get to celebrate Mother’s Day twice in one month!  In Poland Mother’s Day or as they say here in Poland Dzien Matki is always celebrated today the 26th of May no matter what day of the week it lands on unlike in the US where it is always the 2nd Sunday in May.

On the American version of Mother’s Day last week I was completely spoiled not only by my 2 younger kids but also by my 6 “adopted” kids, our church missionaries.

The day started like this….

First up, breakfast in bed.  Ok not really in bed since I woke up before my girls but I will take breakfast on the couch any day that my kids made.

First up, breakfast in bed. OK not really in bed since I woke up before my girls but I will take breakfast on the couch any day that my kids made.

Then it was off to church and after church is when all the real chaos begin in my house!

The master chefs were hard at work in my kichen.

The master chefs were hard at work in my kitchen.

How does that recipe go again?  1 cup of sugar or was it 2?

How does that recipe go again? 1 cup of sugar or was it 2?

Out quick lunch after lunch...pigs in a blanket.

A quick lunch after church…pigs in a blanket.

Yes, there was a bit of fun while they were cooking.

Yes, there was a bit of fun while they were cooking.

So this what they made me...chicken & cheese enchiladas and Mexican noodles.  They were amazing!!

So this what they made me…chicken & cheese enchiladas and Mexican noodles. They were amazing!! My heartburn for the next 3 days proved how good it was.

They even swept and did the dishes!

They even swept and did the dishes!

The richest and sweetest brownies I think I have ever eaten.  Half a bar and a whole glass of milk and I was one.

The richest and sweetest brownies I think I have ever eaten. Half a bar and a whole glass of milk and I was done.

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Just what Mother’s Day should look like…all your kids around the table laughing, telling stories and stupid jokes.

This is view at the end of the day.  What a GREAT way to end the day.

This is view at the end of the day. What a GREAT way to end the day.

So how is my Polish version of Mother’s Day going?  Well pretty awesome because as I sit here typing this post, my husband is driving back from the Warsaw airport from picking up…my oldest daughter who is coming for about a month for her summer break between university classes!  I am sure I will be also be getting those cute handmade crafts that they make in elementary school as I had to send in a few craft supplies this past week with my girls.

How did you celebrate Mother’s Day? What is your “go to” gift that you give to your mother? 

Happy Mother’s Day – Dzień Matki!

love kelley
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One Response to Happy Mother’s Day – Dzień Matki!

  1. Randy Wolfinger says:

    Greetings from Bydgoszcz. I emailed some time ago, having seen you all on House Hunters. My wife is originally from here and we’re here for some weeks each summer as my wife just retired and I’m a teacher with summers off. We’re from the DC area. Anyway, I saw some responses about restaurants in Bydgoszcz on your site and just want to tell you two of our favorites – Katarynka on the Stare Rynek ( trust me, the warm fruit tarts, especially the raspberry are just fantastic) and one called Tentego – nalisnik, pizzas and pierogi eps at the eastern end of Dluga Street – delicious, clean and cheap! Hope you are still enjoying the city. I just like coming and relaxing each summer, as we have a place in Glinki near the woods. I actually saw a bunch of American guys today, definitely armed forces but in civilian dress, but they seemed freaked to find another American here and really didn’t want to talk. I did thank them, though, for being here as I think they may be part of the NATO exercises ( I do know they came from Chicago area).
    Anyway, wishing my fellow Americans in Bydgoszcz the best -

    Randy

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