Two years ago, for my first Mother's Day as a mom, Ed asked me how I wanted to celebrate it. My response - just let me sleep in. I didn't want to celebrate anything. I just wanted to rest. I didn't want to be taking care of a baby that day. I wanted to be left alone.
I suppose it is a good sign that, two years later, I wanted to go out for brunch and celebrate together. We celebrated this year's Mother's Day in Portland, where we were visiting Ed's mom for a few days. I googled brunch places in Portland and decided to reserve a table at The Country Cat. I'm glad we had reservations because the line up that morning was long. I felt bad for the moms whose families left because the wait was too long. But really now, why would you not make reservations for brunch on Mother's Day???
I felt happy that there was a long line up, primarily because I had picked the restaurant and I didn't want to disappoint my mom-in-law. The food must be good if this was such a popular place, I was thinking.
Gladly, the food was fantastic and my mom-in-law liked her dish. Whew!
A few photos from our brunch:
|I think Ed looks like his mom|
|Happy Mother's Day to me|
|Sophia didn't want to be in the photo and let us know it|
This was Sophia's first time going to see a dance show and she was enthralled. She seemed to really enjoy the performances and didn't want to leave when I said it was time to go for dinner. The food at Indochine Kitchen was really delicious. Unfortunately, Sophia was not in a good dinner mood and dinner did not pass as pleasantly as I had hoped. Oh well, that is life with kids.
For Father's Day, I asked Sophia to pick out a card for Ed and, of course, she picked a princess card. I also asked her to write a greeting and her name on it. She also gave him a rock that she had painted in daycare (I think it's supposed to be a paper weight). Here is Sophia's Father's Day card for Ed:
|The princess card. I translated Sophia's "writing" for Ed.|