Sunday, May 14, 2006

Happy Mother's Day

This morning we went to the Kensington Bistro for a Mom's Day breakfast. Aside from a couple of time-outs, Lucas did quite well.

Here he is feeding Kevin. Note that when Kevin opens his mouth, Lucas, for some reason, opens his too.

We took Kevin to the BART station for his 9-day business trip to Houston, which today had 94% humidity (yikes!). It was plenty hot here for us. We spent the rest of the morning at the playground across the street.

Later in the afternoon we headed out for a Mother's Day dinner with my mom and my brother Rocky at Venus in Berkeley. Again, Lucas was exploring lots of new tastes. He really liked the shrimp salad with mango salsa and the braised short ribs with mashed potatoes. He got a little antsy after a while, but I applaud him for doing great at two restaurants in one day. Luckily I thought ahead and brought a coloring book and some markers.

After a wonderful dinner, we headed down Shattuck for some gelato. Lucas had a great time running down the streets to the sound of street musicians and panhandlers.

But Lucas' mood turned quickly at the gelato place. The rest of us got gelato too and when Lucas quickly sized up his "bambino" sized ice cream against the rest of ours, he got pretty upset. He was standing on his chair, screaming and crying, "NOOOO, I want a big one!" Although people probably see this all the time at ice cream places and the like, it's not very fun when it's your own kid crying for more ice cream.After some back and forth, he settled into his Nutella ice cream and made the most of it.

I heard Rocky tell Lucas a couple times when he was upset about something, "Every day is Lucas' day. But today, just this one day, is mom's day." All in all, it was a great Mother's Day.

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