We pretty much ate our way through the weekend due to birthday celebrations and Mother’s Day…hence the title…
Saturday was Brianna’s 15th birthday…we were invited to Jim’s parents’ house for a combo birthday party for Bri and Jim’s brother-in-law, Chris, whose birthday is May 12th. Jim’s mom made a delicious ham with scalloped potatoes, vegetables, and broccoli salad (one of my favourites!). For dessert, we had two cakes: ice cream cake for Bri and chocolate cake for Chris.
Bri was happy with the underwater digital camera Jim got her…Anna, Hope and I got her a pair of snazzy rubber boots for when the kids go looking for frogs at the pond, and some cash to buy more clothes (because I need more challenge when I’m folding and sorting laundry – I don’t ask “Whose is this?” quite often enough!).
Sunday was Mother’s Day, of course, but also Jim’s and my third anniversary. It’s lucky that we’d gone out to dinner a couple of weeks ago in anticipation of our special day being overshadowed by other activities…we were so busy on Sunday, we hardly saw each other! I’m incredibly happy that our online dating experience turned out to be a success story…Plenty of Fish…you rock!
All four kids brought me breakfast in bed (even Devin, who rarely gets up before noon on weekends…he poked his hand out from under his blanket wrapped tightly around him, and presented me with my silverware). There were cards and presents too, including my garden stone from last year, which had gotten broken and been epoxied back together.
Anna and I had arranged that Jim would get Bri out of the house in the afternoon so that we could make her a birthday cake. Hope wanted to help too, but Anna wouldn’t let her. I told Hope she could decorate a Mother’s Day cake for Kaylee, who was coming over for supper with Scott and Elise. Jim took Bri and Devin to see the new Thor movie…while they were gone, we made these:
Kaylee, Scott and Elise arrived just as the girls were finishing the cake decorating. I was washing the huge pile of pots and pans that had accumulated on the counter and in the sink. Jim, Bri and Devin returned home shortly after that. Jim and the kids got right to work making supper: lasagna, fusilli, caesar salad, and garlic bread. It was nice to have time to just play with my granddaughter (and hard not to interfere with what was going on in the kitchen!).
Kaylee and Scott got me a HUGE pizza stone for Mother’s Day (we may have to build on another room to store it!). I can’t wait to try it out…I hope my pizza will turn out as well as Kaylee’s does!
Supper was delicious (Thanks, hon!), although Elise decided that throwing fusilli on the floor for Jake was more fun than eating it! After licking ten spaghetti sauce covered plates, Jake needs a bath…his beard is a lovely shade of orange now.
When we’d finished eating, I showed Kaylee my seedlings, and then sent her out to the yard to gather some rhubarb to take home…it’s just starting now, but when she comes back in two weeks, it will be huge! Here are some fiddleheads Jim gathered down by the river last week (fiddleheads are ferns that grow in swampy areas…delicious cooked with lots of butter):
After Kaylee and Scott left, we loaded the dishwasher and sat down to
play our highly-addictive computer games relax for a while. Then we watched the two-hour finale of Amazing Race…I was happy with the winners, although I liked all the remaining teams and would have been fine with any of them winning. I’m looking forward to the premiere of my other favourite reality show, So You Think You Can Dance, in a couple weeks!
Happy Mother’s Day to all my Mom blogging buddies…hope you had a fun day!