Saturday, May 16, 2015

Mother's Day 2015

I had a nice Mother's Day.  :)  My gift each year is flowers for the yard, mostly petunias.  It's a lot of work between weeding, shopping, and planting, so I prefer to do it the weekend before so that the weekend of can be more relaxing.  (Is it just me, or are flowers getting more expensive!  Ouch!)  Thankfully, the weather cooperated, and we were able to do it the weekend before.  So the day of, we had a calm morning and ate brunch out at the fancy buffet in Coeur d'Alene.  It was delicious as always, and I managed not to overload my plate with meat for once.  I even had room to actually enjoy my dessert!  It's so hard not to overdo it there!

See my dessert at the bottom?  A petit four and a macaroon!

I was hoping to catch a glimpse of my uncle's family, since we knew they were going to be at the park, and as we were headed over, I spotted our good friends, the McD's!  It seems everyone thought Coeur d'Alene was the place to be that day!!!  Then, we drove over to Spokane for two games of laser tag.  I wouldn't have planned to play laser tag on Mother's Day.  It was incredibly beautiful outside, and I would have preferred to window shop in Coeur d'Alene, maybe take a stroll along the lake.  But Greg had suggested laser tag as an outing for boys at the Union Gospel Mission where he and Kylen occasionally volunteer.  There weren't enough boys in residence to make it a go, so they pitched it to the women, who WERE interested!  They chose Mother's Day, so that's how we ended up playing laser tag.  But it worked out fine, because I love playing it.  Plus, I got to meet the UGM gal that Greg works with - a super sweet lady.  And it was also neat getting to meet some of the women and kids who stay there.

They are usually slow on that day, but we had a pretty good number of people both times, around 25.  There were three young men who dominated both games, but Kylen still managed to wrestle a second place the second game!  I came in 8th both times.  Better than 9th, I guess!  :)

At laser tag with my son.  Can you believe how tall he's gotten?!  I can't!!

Afterwards, we stopped by the Flour Mill to pick up a gift card, and I took the opportunity to look around the Chocolate Apothecary.  I hadn't been in quite awhile.  They've really improved their selection!  I learned a lot about chocolate while teaching a co-op class last spring.  I was surprised how many high quality brands I recognized.  Last time I looked, they had barely any variety.  Now I know where to go for a good chocolate fix.  ;)  They also have delicious ice cream and fancy cheeses.  We found out they carry my favorite cheese, which we haven't been able to find in a year (not that we've looked around much!).  But the store we get our meat at stopped carrying it, so it was nice to run into it there.  I picked out a chocolate bar, and Greg and I shared a scoop of ice cream while Kylen had one of their chocolate drinks.  Wish I had taken a picture or two!

Eventually, it was time to head home and get ready for school the next morning.  It was a busy weekend!


katrina said...

OH MY!!!! Kylen is so tall!!! Sounds like you had some wonderful times. Laser tag sounds fun!! Oh, and lovely picture of you!!