Mother’s Day Wrap-Up

I hope you enjoyed your Mother’s Day.  Whether it was celebrating with your kids or your own mom, or both.  I’m looking forward to a visit with my own mom and we’ll be celebrating then.  However I had a lovely day with my husband and kids.  We all stayed up too late the night before.  The kids had so much fun with their cousins and babysitters, they were up when we got home from a fundraiser at 11 pm!  The good thing was that it meant sleeping in on Mom’s Day.  However we all slept in so late, we barely made it to our brunch.

My husband made reservations at Left Bank in Larkspur.  The restaurant is a french bistro with great food and wine.  On Mother’s Day they even set up a special table for kids to make cards for their mom and choose a small bouquet of flowers to bring to the table and then take home.  This was so sweet.  My daughter is a crafty one, so she would’ve been happy there all day.


Whenever I go to Left Bank I order escargot.  My son ends up eating half of them.  It’s one of the few places that serves them and they are a wonderful, garlicky, buttery treat.  My kids ordered pan perdue, aka french toast on brioche.  This was yummy but so rich they couldn’t finish it.  My son still wanted to show you a before and after.  My husband and I both ordered a salmon and leek tart which was very yummy but also rich.  I realized we haven’t had such rich food in a while and maybe didn’t feel so energized after.  I explained that this was the reason I always eat oatmeal every morning.  I feel better.  It was a nice day with family.  After brunch we did some shopping, then playing, then napping, then playing some more.  What more could a mom ask for?