Monday, May 11, 2009

Mother's Day Weekend Stuff

Happy Monday. I hope you all had a great Mother's Day weekend. Ours started Friday on a good note, because the sun finally came out. I think it rained for 10 days in a row, so it was good to be dry. Daphne and I had our cooking class at the mall, and it was really great. The teacher was very good with the kids, and set it up so they really got to do a lot of the work. I only helped a little bit, and Daphne had a blast. She was so proud of her cookies:
Plus, we each got to wear aprons and decorate our own white puffy chef's hat. Daphne thinks that to be a real chef, you must have a white puffy hat. I showed her a picture of Julia Child cooking something in a kitchen. I said, "Look, she's a chef." And Daphne said, "No. She doesn't have a hat. She is a mommy." I am going to start wearing my hat when I cook dinner. Kev works right by the mall, so we stopped by to take him a cookie after the class. I hope we can do it again sometime. It was fun.

Saturday, I joined the other girls in the picture above for a Mother's Day Winery tour. We went to Bluemont Vinyard and Breaux Vinyards...both were nice, but Bluemont was especially great. The tasting room was up in the foothills overlooking the vinyards and the countryside. So pretty. I could have sat there all day. When we got home, our neighbor's mom watched Daphne for us so Kev could join us for dinner at Fireworks. Yum.
Then, Sunday started out this way:

Kev made delicious French Toast (about a million times better than all the frozen stuff I've been testing), which we ate on the porch. We took a Mother's Day drive in the country, stopped in Middleburg for ice cream, and ended the day grilling burgers, which we also ate outside. Thanks to Kev for cooking for me all day, and shout out to the Leesburg Farmer's Market for providing the eggs and bread for the French Toast, the breakfast links, strawberries, and burgers. I told Kev, I am certain that was a very happy cow, because the burgers were awesome.

And Daphne gave me this painting. The red and green thing is a lollipop. Happy Mother's Day, indeed.

1 comment:

fooiemcgoo said...

i am very happy that you get to have so much time with your family and also capture it in blog-form.

the dance moves were classic. I loved the seriousness on her face.

if i am lucky, my wife will never publish the "dance parties" me and my bean have.