What a great Mother's Day weekend I had. On Friday night, my parents took Princess overnight so that I could sleep in on Saturday. Ahhh...the best gift you can give a mom is sleep, right? So of course, Hub had to work late Friday night. He came home and I was in my sweats and ready for bed. Nope, he said, we're going out for dinner. So, he showered, I got dressed and gussied up, and off we went to the Cheesecake Factory. But not before taking our self portrait prior to our first "real" date in 17 months (there's me with straight hair, Trine):
We get to the restaurant at 9:30, and there is still a 45 minute wait. So we wait at the bar (what, you expect less of me?). After one $9.50 appletini, I switch to Coors Lite (much more affordable). Hub is drinking too, which is a rarity for him. We both feel pretty good by the time we get a table, and we spend the whole time making fun of the waiter (whom I nickname "BillandTed", and who, when Hub orders a Coke asks him "Coca-cola?" ummmm what other kinda coke ya got there, buddy?). We had a great time and didn't finish up with dinner till midnight. What fun being out after 6 pm!
Saturday, I slept till noon. Glorious. We go down to pick up Princess at about 2:30, and end up staying for dinner. Then we come home, and Hub goes to get some more work done on one of his tattoos which gives me plenty of time to sit and enjoy the book he gave me as an early Mother's Day gift: a book written by and chock full of pictures of my potential next husband, Billy Lane:
Sunday, I get to sleep in again! Happy Mother's Day to me! 11:30 and I get up, take a leisurely shower, blow my hair out, etc, while Hub is feeding and changing and playing with Princess. Ah. My parents came over later in the day and we went out for Mexican food and, of course, strawberry margaritas. Yum. Hub also did all the laundry and waited on me hand and foot, gave me flowers and two "mom" books from Princess, all the while continuing to remind me how happy he was that I am the mother of his child. All together now..."Awwwwwww."
So here is me on Mother's Day, watching while other people take care of my daughter:
And here is Princess with my folks after our yummy meal: