I've had a wonderful Mother's Day weekend. My mom-in-law, Cindy, was kind enough to drive up from Georgetown to see the baby and to babysit for us. Definitely an amazing Mother's Day gift, unlimited babysitting! We definitely took every opportunity to do things we haven't done since Indy was born. Friday evening, we went to White Rock Coffee to listen to music and read books.
To celebrate the Meyers' mothers day, Cindy, Casey, Indy and I had a lovely brunch at Toulouse with Dustin and Aubrey. The restaurant opened up the front terrace, and it was so very French...even though we all had eggs...which isn't very French (at least not at 10am) and had a nice time walking around Restoration Hardware thinking of the beautiful furniture we would love to have in the future. This dining room table that is the one thing I want to buy for the new house. It's made from 100 year old salvaged pine. So much character. I imagine it with mismatched antique chairs, silver candelabras, and white pillar candles.
Saturday afternoon, we went thrift shopping (Garland Thrift is awesome for cheap clothes, but no place for a newborn). Casey got very bored while waiting for me to try on clothes and sought out the ugliest things he could find. He found lots, the above outfit only one of many. He also during our outing wore a red pleather beret, a safety yellow fishing hat, a used curly wig, Hawaiian shirt and a kid's wrestling helmet.
Saturday night we went out for a very special Mother/Fathers Day dinner. We went to Nick & Sam's Steakhouse and had the best restaurant meal ever. (Because my Nana's special fried chicken, creamy mashed potatoes, scratch made gravy and fresh corn remain the best thing I've ever had.)But this was a close second. We had their Oysters Rockefeller, delicate crab cakes, caviar, the amazing "Fred Flintstone" rib-eye steak with truffle butter, sauteed spinach, forest mushrooms, lobster mac & cheese (which was AMAZING...and I neither love lobster nor mac & cheese usually) and a yummy chocolate cake so large it could crush a car. I'm surprised I could still fit IN the car after all that good food. Once a year, I suppose it's alright. :-) The ambiance was lovely as well. It was such a treat.
Sunday we got to go to church, while Nana Cindy watched the baby. He was very good she said and slept most of the time.And finally, a message to the little one who made me a mom. Thank you so much for letting me be your mommy. I love being with you. I love the little squeaks you make when you sleep. I love kissing your sweet cheeks and stroking your soft hair. I love the little pouty face you make when you don't want to eat. I love your big blue eyes that stare and stare at faces and other things that interest you. I love that you love listening to your daddy read to you, even zombie books. I love taking care of you and feeding you, even at 3 in the morning. My favorite thing is when your tummy is full, you fall asleep, snuggling into my arms. Indiana, my sweetums, you are everything I ever wanted.