Sunday, April 08, 2007

Sunday is Funday. Let's have some fun!

Donna and I threw the kids in the car this morning and took all of the kids to the monthly Rose Bowl Flea Market in Pasadena. There were so many vendors there with timeless treasures (and we had but pocket change) so we just viewed the baubles and beads with an appreciative eye only.
I did, however, manage to get the contact information from the vendor at a very cool vintage hardware booth.

Couldn't you just imagine what could be done with these metal babies!

At 2:00 we headed to David & Renee's Easter-house warming fete. Great space.
After that, off to uncle Leon's, where Allie, Izze and Elliot decided to go skinny-dipping (it was 60 degrees outside and the pool was so cold!) It was not until they were totally naked that they realized the next door neighbors were having an Easter-egg hunt with a whole crowd of guests (there is some thin vegetation on the bordering fence.)

Loud squeals of feigned terror came from the kids as they jumped into the icy water to take cover! When they were done swimming, uncle Leon surprised us with a sumptuous dinner out at Kate Mantilini's.
I had the signature Meat Loaf, Donna, the whitefish, Leon: Fish & Chips, Paul: Steak, Elliot: a juicy cheeseburger, Ben: Rosemary chicken, Allie: angel hair pasta, and Izze, artichoke & soup.

When it came time for dessert, I thought Allie was going to go for the"wonder of all wonders" Cheesecake on a stick , but she surprised us all and ordered the bowl of fresh strawberries with a hot fudge dipping sauce. Elliot had a hot fudge sundae which he dove into too quickly for me to get a good photo of.

What treats!

The rest of us (sans Paul) indulged in divinely frothy cappuccinos.

For a girl on a ridiculously limited budget of late, I sure have been having some amazing food karma!


dede warren said...

you lord girl! you folks sure know how to eat!! i have started an eve growing list of must do's thanks to you.

Michelle M White said... have amazing energy! Helle and I were so tired on Sunday, and look at everything you did! What vitamins are you taking!?!

Helle Greer said...

I want to go next month.
Is it the first Sunday every month?
I can't believe you actully got up that early. I slept most of the day.
Thanks again for a fun day.