Yesterday was a lovely Mother's Day. First of all N got up with Molly and I was able to sleep in to the unprecedented hour of 9:00 am! It was heavenly. Then we walked down to the corner to grab breakfast at Bill's. I wasn't quite expecting the crowd we were greeted with. Rather than hanging out (it was raining) we decided to just order our food to go. This worked out great as it was handed to us 5 minutes later and we were chowing down at home within minutes.
Grandma Lucille and Papa Jim showed up a little after 11:30. Grandma was going to hang out with Molly while Jim, N, and I headed to the movies to see Iron Man 2. Why Iron Man is released on Mother's Day weekend and Sex and the City will not be released until Memorial Day weekend I will never understand. I need to have a word with Hollywood! Still, it was an enjoyable movie. Completely ridiculous, but still fun.
We then headed over to Santana Row where we would be having dinner. I wanted to arrive a little early so we could deal with parking and give Molly a chance to run around and burn some energy off before sitting down. It worked like a charm.
We met up with Granny and Grandpa Marsh for dinner at The Village. This is the third year in a row we've done this for Mother's Day and I do say it's an excellent tradition. They had a special prix fixe menu for Mother's Day (along with being able to order things individually if you chose) that most of us went with. I ordered a delicious tomato bisque soup, Braised Boneless Short Rib (Cauliflower Puree, Blue Lake Green Beans, Buttermilk Vidalia Onion Rings), and a Three Layer Chocolate Peanut Butter Cake (Devils Food Cake with Peanut Butter & Chocolate Ganache Frosting, Peanut Brittle Crumbles). It was DIVINE!
Molly was incredible during the meal. She sat in her chair for an hour and a half without complaint. Sure, she had more bread than I would have liked, but she was an absolute dream. She was given a children's menu and some crayons to draw with, but was more content playing on her own. At one point N started to draw on the table (they had white paper over the white tablecloth) and Molly freaked out. She scolded him for drawing on the table and got very upset that this cardinal rule had been broken. It was actually quite adorable. Once she started to fidget Grandma Lucille took her out to explore while the rest of us finished up our desserts.
Unfortunately she wasn't quite in the mood to sit still for group photos after dinner. However, she made up for it with random running hugs and kisses.
Click on the K - April, May, June 2010 gallery for more pictures (pages 8-10).