Utahns celebrate Mother’s Day

Posted at 5:49 PM, May 11, 2014
and last updated 2014-05-11 19:49:37-04

SALT LAKE CITY -- There are many ways to celebrate Mother's Day.

From brunch downtown to the delivery room in a hospital, Utahns celebrated mothers in a variety of places and in a variety of ways

Molly Robinson isn’t a first time mom, but it’s her first Mother’s Day with little Tristan.

“It’s an extra special mom’s day because of this little guy’s arrival,” Robinson said. “We’ve got a two and a half year-old at home eagerly awaiting our arrival, so, yeah, we’re happy to be headed home today to start our new adventure.”

Tristan was born Friday afternoon; he came so quickly they thought they might deliver in the University of Utah Hospital lobby.

“I think we freaked out 50 people in the lobby before we actually made it to labor and delivery, and 15 minutes later Tristan was born,” Robinson said.

The Robinson’s are headed home Sunday with big Mother’s Day plans.

“Hopefully getting a nap in at some point,” Robinson said.

Just down the hill, possibly one of the biggest Mother’s Day brunches, with 1,800 reservations, a waiting list and walk-ins, thousands of Utah mothers are getting the Grand American treatment.

“We want all the moms to be able to join us for Sunday brunch so they don’t have to cook so yes we have room,” said Fernando Soberanis, an executive chef for the Grand America.

The Grand America buffet is an opportunity to treat mom to a special gift in case you were having trouble picking something out.

“I’ve been extra kind and extra special to her,” said Connor Johnson regarding his mother.

There was a lot of love and appreciation for mom’s filling the Grand America ballroom, and FOX 13 News’ Carly Figueroa spoke to Utahns about what makes their mom special. See the video above for their comments.