Monday, May 11, 2009

Oh Mother, Dear, See Here, See Here!

My Mother's Day celebration started early. Friday evening after work Kick Back Dude, Princess Diva, and Girlie Girl surprised me with an evening out. They planned it all and whisked me off for their version of a perfect "mom" evening. First, some fine dining at the Sizzler. I had shrimp skewers, baked potato, and the endless salad bar. I know I am missing the point of Sizzler by not getting a steak...but one time I got a pretty nasty piece of meat there. Surely nothing could go wrong with shrimp, right? haha! Well, this was good anyway. After dinner we went to a movie. We saw The Soloist, which I hadn't realized was based on a real life Los Angeles Times reporter and a man he actually wrote about and befriended. It was really well acted. I love Robert Downey, Jr. and Jamie Foxx was outstanding as the schitzophrenic cello virtuoso. Good choice, kids :-)

Saturday was such a pretty day that Girlie Girl, Handsome Lad and I spent most of it in the park with the Kick Back Dude family. We had lunch and enjoyed the warm weather. A nice relaxing day.

Now I will provide photographic evidence of my nice Mother's Day on Sunday...Here are my lovely tulips. They were delivered to my work on Thursday. All the libarary ladies get excited when flowers come...but these were from my dad and step-mom. That doesn't make them any less pretty, just less romantic for the gals. haha!

Our family barbeque featured daqueris. They were extremely mildly made. Mine, seen here, was mostly just strawberries and ice. Given my extremely low tolerance, that is my kind of adult beverage. In addition, we had burgers, hot dogs, my world famous chili (um, okay, hyberbole rules!), and many side dishes.

Me and Miss Personality, BFFs.

After all the hard working of being nice boys, some basketball and sleep were needed. Social Animal can apparently sleep with a cat in his face. And there is Kick Back Dude in the background. In fairness, he did do all the barbequeing and deserved a rest.

Hope you all had a good weekend as well. Now I am all refreshed and ready for another week of Library adventures. Are you ready for your week?


Anonymous said...

It sounds like you had a great Mother's Day weekend. Happy Mother's day, a little late, but still...

Ananda girl said...

Sounds wonderful. lol at Social Animal with the cat in his face! Too funny!

Churlita said...

You have such great kids. I would love a weekend like that from my girls. And those drinks? Those are my kind of mild drinks. Perfect.

Sebastien said...

So glad you had a good time, and the kids look so sweet in your pictures.

The Soloist sounded very interesting, look forward to seeing it. I heard the two people it is based on on NPR a couple weeks back, interesting to hear the people behind the real story.

laura b. said...

AlienCG: I did have a great weekend...and thank you very much.

Ananada: I had to get that picture :-)

Churlita: They really are great kids. I feel lucky to know such fun people. And yes, I am all about the very mild drinks.

Sebastien: Thanks, Sebastien. I think you'll really enjoy The Soloist if you get a chance to see it. It is one of those movies where certain little moments in it really stick with you.

Pamela said...

What a wonderful day and beautiful flowers!

Tara said...

Happy Belated Mother's Day! What beautiful flowers! You definitely deserve them, that's fo' sho.

And that cat looks like its mildly uncomfortable with a kid in his fur. :) Beautiful cat!

This weekend seemed like a perfect time for napping. I'm not a big napper, but I got some shut-eye on Saturday.

laura b. said...

Pamela: Yes, indeed. Good stuff :-)

Tara: Thank you! And that cat there, Quila, is oooold and very, very friendly.
I, too, like a good nap, but rarely get one. I bet your nap felt great!

movin down the road said...

love your photos! Happy Mother's Day! (delayed)

laura b. said...

Movin': Aw, thank you very much. Same to you :-)