Sunday, January 2, 2011



On this first day of 2011, we had a relaxing day at home. Mr. Mustard had to work part of the day on New Year's Eve, but was home in time for us all to go out to dinner for his birthday and ring in the New Year with us, too!

We went to Islands for dinner on New Year's Eve (it's one of the few places Paprika likes to eat). My sandwich was disgusting, so I told the waiter I couldn't eat it. It was soaked with so much teriyaki sauce the bread disolved in my hands. Well, then the manager came over and she told me that if I didn't want to have a soggy bread sandwich that I needed to order my sauce on the side.


Of course! Why didn't I think of that? If Paprika had more places she would actually eat, I would say we'd never be going back to Islands again. But the sad thing is, we probably will go back there...and yea, I probably will order my sauce on the side next time.


Well, the whole Islands thing ended up being a little bit of a disaster anyway because Ginger didn't get a great nap in and really wanted to go home and sleep. What can you do? I guess these are the times when we remember why we either get a babysitter or order in when we want to have dinner and conversation all at the same time.


Then we came home, put the girls to bed, and watched movies together. We saw The Sting, and it made me remember how great Paul Newman and Robert Redford were in movies together. There's really no one quite like Paul Newman, is there? He was a true great.


Then, today it was a low-key day around the casa. We had a picnic in our backyard and watched the girls play the day away. We are starting back up on our bathroom remodel, and so that was the other excitement of today. Ha! I am hopeful we will finish it tomorrow and then I can cross that off my list of things to do in 2011! ;-)


Erin said...

Erika your pictures are just breathtaking! Loved your 2010 year in pictures. Your home is beautiful and so is your family. I have loved getting to know you this past year. Looking forward to your darling blog in 2011!

Give me two more years for Kole to get a bit bigger and I will be joining you at Disneyland every other day!!! :)

mum2abby said...

Sounds like a blast!
What are you doing to the tell!!!

FourJedis said...

That stinks about your sandwich, and even more so about their crummy customer service. Ugh, what a way to leave a bad taste in someone's mouth (in more than one way). :( Glad you got some good family time in! Happy Birthday, Mr. Mustard!

Lost in Space said...

Ugh on the sandwich, but I do love me some Islands. (-;

As always, I love all your pictures and the cute little ones in them. What a great photo recap on your last post! Your girls have grown so much in the last year!