Monday, May 11, 2009

Mother's Day Weekend

I have been celebrating Mother's Day since Thursday. And, I have had fun every day...
Thursday my darling daughter accompanied me downtown where we watched the beautiful dancers of Ballet Arizona perform three Balanchine works. Randi loved it...she seems to like the more modern pieces versus the traditional. And, I love it all.
I danced in my head all night long... Friday night, Mr. C and I had a little Mother's Day dinner...on our front lawn. Initially, he thought I was crazy. Dinner on our front lawn? But, he got into it...he even came home early and draped the lanterns...perfectly across the yard...just like I had envisioned.
The menu: paella with spring vegetables and shrimp fish tacos (with delectable halibut and ling cod caught by Mr. C in Alaska) a scrumptious fruit bowl a lovely beet and turnip dish prepared by Troy lemon cookies and snickerdoodles Randi made place settings. On the back of each name card she printed a quote about motherhood. She is so cute and creative...
She was also the photographer for much of the night...
Papa and Cade enjoyed their cookies in the cool grass...watching the jets fly by...
Mr. C entertained Emerson...
It was a beautiful night...and we dined beneath the glow of a full moon...
Saturday night, thanks to Mimi, Mr. C and I took the kids to Oregano's (our favorite pizza joint) and to the D'Backs game. Although we lost - we had a great time.
Sunday we rode our bikes to a neighborhood breakfast cafe. We enjoyed eggs, crepes, omelets, pancakes, and more with Mimi and Papa...
The rest of the day was spent outside...swimming, playing, running, swimming some more...
Mr. C made us a fabulous dinner (as usual)...my parents joined us again...and we ended the evening watching Sandlot (we never seem to get enough of that movie)...
Another memorable Mother's Day behind us...

1 comment:

Girls Just Wanna Have Fun said...

looks beautiful. i love having dinner on our front lawn. thanks again for today! I love celebrating anything with my sisters!!!!