Myrna was not able to come for our early Mother's day dinner and was going elsewhere for actual Mother's day, so we finally caught up with her yesterday for a late Mother's day dinner. The kids all picked something that was their favorite to have for dinner to share this special day with grandma. We had Kita's Hassleback Potatoes, Pork Tenderloin, Lemon-lime Jello, Watermelon, Corn, and lemonade. Last week we made these awesome Eskimo bars. They were so good Dave wanted to have them again. First we dipped them in caramel as the recipe suggested, but Dave thought they would be yummy with a layer of Mrs. Richardson in the middle instead. That is what we tried yesterday and they are a defiant keeper in this house. I love how the chocolate dip can sit on my counter for hours as I am waiting for the ice cream to set back up, but the instant it hits the cold ice cream it goes solid.
Cora made cute place cards for us. I forgot to take picture of everything while it was on the table, all set nice.
After dinner we talked for a bit then watched 'The Hobbit'. The kids had so been looking forward to seeing it. Cora had read the book and was very anxious. Not one of us liked it. Total waste of my 3 hours. It was one big gruesome, weird character fight scene. And the ending sucked, unless they are making a part 2, which I have no interest in seeing.
I have a fabulous mother-in-law. She is kind and caring. She has taught me to make bread and chocolates. She is a great cook. If you mention something in passing she remembers. I try to not ask her to watch my kids to often but it always seems that she is the one we ask when we go away, which is extremely rare, but then she has to be with them for days and take care of them. She also lived part time (sharing duty with my mom) at our house when I broke my leg. I am sure that was not an easy time getting up in the middle of the night to bring me Blake to feed. There are many wonderful things I love about her, but most of all I thank her for the wonderful son that she raised and the way that she raised him. Thank you Myrna for all that you have done and that you are still doing.