Week 19/52

Weekly snapshots of family life in 2016

Another crazy week done. At least, we had Mother’s Day that gave us a bit of a reprieve from the usual running around. It was quite a lazy one with the girls and Richard making breakfast for me while I got to indulge in some bedside reading in the morning. They also gave me some crafts and cards they’ve made — though my favorite was the one they created with their French tutor, Aurore. The little chalkboard frame included a card in which the girls wrote some sweet “from the heart” comments that just made me a little mush,  reminding me of what makes this whole crazy hectic motherhood gig so worth it.



After a week of rain, the sun came out mid-day and we decided to go to our local nursery and plant some flowers for the backyard. It has become our little tradition now to plant flowers on Mother’s Day but I probably should ‘fess up and say that I borrowed this idea from my friend Patty.  Just love this little bonding experience while we get to spruce up our backyard that was a bit neglected during the winter months.




The day ended with dinner at a Brazilian restaurant, Samba, in Montclair. In true South American fashion, the meat we ordered was just deliciously prepared. The girls devoured their steak while I couldn’t get enough of my Brazilian pork. The dessert menu was equally indulgent. We had a flourless yucca cake with coconut, dulce de leche and passion fruit. If you’re local, you should check out this little jewel box of a restaurant.

mothersday.6 At Samba Restaurant


mothersday.8 Little outdoor vignette at restaurant


Hope you had great weekend!

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