Hope you all had a lovely Mother's Day!
We had a very busy weekend, hosting two parties at our house. The first was a retirement party on Saturday for DH Grant's coworker. A couple of months ago Grant asked me if it would be okay if they held the party here and I said "sure", without knowing the final date. Then when it turned out to be the day before our annual Mother's Day brunch, that seemed a bit much! It all worked out, in the end, as we did a lot of cleanup and setup for the retirement party that carried over for today. It was a nice afternoon party of about 30 people on Saturday and we gave his coworker a good sendoff.
Today we feasted on creme brulee french toast and strawberry scones my sister made, some wonderful coffee cake my son-in-law's mother made, delicious fresh berries my mom brought, and omelet muffins, bacon, sausage, and waffles we fixed here, for 14.
I requested a four generation photo for my side of the family: My mom, my daughter Elaine with her son, Cove (10 weeks), and me. It was difficult, but I did get some Cove snuggle time amid all the family members who wanted turns holding him too! He was very good while being passed around to everyone.
Since this weekend was about mothers, here's a pic of my coworker and her impending daughter, after the lunch hour baby shower on her last day. The quilt was a big hit and she loved all the pink. She's very petite, only 4'11", and that baby girl sticks out far! She had to go on maternity leave a week earlier than planned due to some elevated blood pressure. My prediction is May 30th, the day before her due date. We'll await word in the next several weeks.