double celebration sunday!

i hope all you moms out there enjoyed your special day this past weekend!

i got to see mom on both saturday AND sunday!

for our family, grandma’s 90th birthday celebration was the highlight of mother’s day…although we made sure to give special recognition to mom, sil ana, and g’ma for being great moms!

the birthday grandma!

what do you get as a gift for someone who is ninety? that is a true dilemma! by this advanced stage of life, material possessions are neither needed nor requested. time with family, though, is something that is truly appreciated.

dad, mom, little e and g’ma

g’ma and me

as their gift to grandma, mom and dad treated our family to the special prix-fixe mother’s day luncheon at solé restaurant.

this popular, upscale restaurant is right in our ‘hood!

our table

the three-course menu

grandma also received a beautiful corsage

great-grandma! don’t you know that on your birthday you do not need to bring gifts?!

sunglasses for little e that “made everything pink!”

…and crayons for cutie c who industriously got to work.

i think dad and i were in a match to see who could snap the most pics and get the most varied combos of people!

the brother and sil ana!

dad and me!

cutie c and aunti!

one side of the table!

the only combo we missed was an entire group picture!

as you can see, we all enjoyed a wonderful meal and social time. i could tell by the glow emanating from grandma’s face that she really loved having the family all together.

birthday kisses for great-g’ma!

i’m so glad that grandma is still active (she and her best friend walk to the mall every day, weather permitting) and is sound in mind, body and spirit. some time, i would like to sit down and ask g’ma about life: what advice would she give to us *young ‘uns,* what is truly important…and how do you get to be 90 years young?!

this year, it was a ♥ mother’s day ♥ enjoyed by all!


today’s ez question: what did you do on sunday? i also worked at the store in the a.m. would you believe i had a husband come in at 9:00 a.m. and buy a garmin for his wife? talk about leaving your mother’s day gift to the last moment!

today’s toughie q: what is one piece of advice that you would give to someone 10-25 years your junior? i would say listen to your ♥. you know when something feels right or wrong, and as tough as it may be to go against the advice of others or buck the social norm, you will not go wrong if you do what you 100% deep-down know is right.


hey! just TWO more days til the long weekend, canadian friends! wa-hoo!

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  • Dorry (@dorrybird)  On May 19, 2012 at 8:37 am

    what a beautiful day with your family! since we were away from our moms on Mother’s Day, we ended up driving a rented U-Haul out to IKEA to pick up a bunch of things for our apartment. we were sure to call our moms and wish them a very happy day! 🙂

    • 1970kikiproject  On May 19, 2012 at 9:40 am

      i’m sorry that you did not get to see your moms on mother’s day, dorry, but you will have GOOD VIBES associated with your ikea furniture because you made the purchases on moms’ special day! glad you got to visit by phone, anyway!

  • Johanna B  On May 16, 2012 at 12:25 pm

    It’s so nice that the mothers in your family were all together for g’mas special celebration. I wish my family were closer. I also love the photo of you and cutie c. Good shot!

    • 1970kikiproject  On May 16, 2012 at 12:42 pm

      thanks, johanna! yes – it was really nice to have all three generations of mothers (and four generations of family!) all together. i hope you get to see your family soon – this summer??

  • Fran@ Broken Cookies Don't Count  On May 16, 2012 at 7:25 am

    All of the photos are Great, Cathy! The one with Grandma and the girls is important. As they get older they will treasure that, even if they don’t remember her very well. I like your advise of listening to your heart. Did I do that? I’m not sure and perhaps I should have more often. Do your “sit-down” with Grandma as soon as you can and as often as you can. Make the most of the time you still have with her. Take my advise because I’d give anything to have another day with my Grandparents. Have you ever seen “Peggy Sue Got Married?” Every time I see the part where she goes back and sees her Grandparents, I’m a blubbering idiot. Love the move though. Great post!!

    • 1970kikiproject  On May 16, 2012 at 8:52 am

      thanks for your lovely and wise comments, fran. you are right that we should treasure these family times. i saw peggy sue got married back in my teens…i don’t remember too much! i should watch again! isn’t it funny how some movies really strike a chord with our emotions!

  • Lisa  On May 16, 2012 at 6:15 am

    Awww, grandma is beautiful–she doesn’t look a day over 80! What a great family you have! And such a special day—I love the pic of little e and cutie c with your grandma.

    On Sunday, I worked out, met with a business partner, and also spent time with my mom…nothing special planned, just time together!

    The advice I would give to someone younger would be to be comfortable and confident in their own skin—don’t try to be anyone but yourself! Don’t worry about what people think—you will attract the “right” people in your life just by being you!

    • 1970kikiproject  On May 16, 2012 at 6:59 am

      thanks, lisa! i am hopiing g’ma’s “youthful” genetics were passed on to me – haha! glad you saw your mom and sunday – the best is just being together, you are right, and i bet she enjoyed your time together, too. great advice…and i think being ourselves gets easier as we get older!

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