Sunday, June 7, 2009
I did something different for Mother's Day this year. With 2 of my 3 boys out of the house (and out of town) I decided that it was an opportunity for me to spend the day with my own mom. I invited Mom in advance to join me for a "girls day". Mom and I enjoyed a nice brunch at the Allied Arts Center in Menlo Park, and walked around the gardens. Afterwards, we visited Stanford Shopping Center which was also a picturesque place to walk amid all of the spring flowers. On my way to take Mom home I suggested that we take time to stop by Peets Coffee to reflect on our day. Mom didn't know... but I had brought some homemade biscotti to share with her along with our drinks. The biscotti was in a Mother's Day care package from my oldest son, Ryan. It was a beautiful day and we had lots of fun reconnecting, and the time at Peets was a perfect way to end our day.