My sister Patricia arrived from Denver this morning to play in the upcoming Sacramento Regional bridge tournament next week. Brandon, Beck and Lisa joined us for dinner. Beck entertained himself playing with the Fisher-Price toys that my children used to play with about 45 years ago.
We had our Tuesday lunch out today at the Cheesecake Factory, one of Erin’s favorite restaurants. She raved about her huevos rancheros and I loved my tortilla soup and tasty green salad. After eating delicious bread while waiting for lunch to come, I had no room left for my half (yes, that is a half) of a turkey sandwich., so I brought it home for Clark to have for dinner.
Grocery shopping is one of Erin’s favorite activities. She pushed the cart around when I got side tracked and stopped pushing it.
Erin and Brandon, the Barbecuer
Lisa with Beck who is hamming it up
We went to Brandon and Lisa’s for Mother’s Day dinner tonight. Lisa’s folks, Chuck and Joleen were there, too. Brandon barbecued salmon and very tender rib eye steaks which Joleen had marinated. (Joleen is an excellent Italian cook.) He also grilled vegetables. For dessert there was homemade ice cream.
At one point Beck organized dancing on the patio: First Beck with his Mom, then Clark with me, and then Erin with Brandon.
Erin was lively and actively participated in the conversation.
Barb Erin Joleen Lisa
Happy Mother’s Day to all.
I took Erin to AT&T late this afternoon and next door is Bandera’s restaurant. She wanted to get their chicken and mashed potatoes to take out for her dinner. So, we stopped in at Bandera’s first to leave her order. The friendly hostess mentioned that Erin could take out a whole chicken and a side of mashed potatoes for the the same price. Then we found out that for $3 more she could get a whole quart of mashed potatoes. She had planned to bring home a side of cole slaw and a side of corn bread for Clark. She ended up with a complete dinner for all 3 of us. In fact, there was enough food for 5 or 6 people.
The hostess said the order would be ready in about 20 min. So, we said we were going next door (not mentioning AT&T.) We had been at AT&T less than 5 min when the hostess arrived bearing a shopping bag full of Erin’s dinner purchases. The AT&T clerk kept mentioning how good it all smelled.
Tommy came home from school today missing his lower front tooth. It had been loose for about a week. The teacher gave him a cute little plastic treasure chest to keep it in.
He is getting so big!