Mother’s Day around my house was all about desserts this year. It was also about some lovely gifts the family spoiled me with, mind you. But after months of trying to stay off gluten and sugar, Sunday offered up several memorable opportunities for me to make up for some of that good behaviour.
First thing, the family woke me up with a nice breakfast of fresh fruit and homemade mango coconut ice cream. I’ve told you about this ice cream – it’s healthy enough to eat for breakfast, and now you know we actually do that in my house! They made up a nice tray with fresh flowers from the garden, and we hung out in bed while I got to open some prezzies from Rick and the girls.
After that we all took some time getting dolled up for a surprise outing, which turned out to be brunch at the Kind Edward Hotel. Very fancy pants. Rick and I have some great memories of spending New Years Eve there in the old days (very old), and we did take the girls there for brunch once when they were very young. But it’s been a long time, and it felt nice to be back there.
The brunch at the Kind Eddy was over the top. The entire lobby and adjoining ballrooms were filled with tables, with eating stations spread throughout. It takes all your best buffet-eating-strategy to make the most of it, and I want you to know I worked valiantly to rise to the challenge. And I did hit up the dessert table at least twice. I am not a buffet wimp, that’s for sure.
The place was beautiful, filled with families celebrating Mother’s Day. Everyone was dressed up, and I saw so many beautiful little girls in fancy dresses. It was a lovely outing, and you might want to consider it one day if you’re looking for a special place to celebrate. It does take a bite out of your wallet thought, but I paid no attention to that on Sunday. I just focused on the eating part.
Here are some pics I took. The photo quality is not great, but you get the idea. I especially loved all the “floral” arrangements that were made with fresh veggies and flats of herbs and plants. This is a great idea if you ever have a party during planting season – decorate with the seedlings, and then plant away when the party’s done!
What did you do for Mother’s Day? Any special outings, or delicious meals? Let us know, we’d love to hear!