|My Mom and Me at Dinner|
I got caught in horrible traffic on the way to get her though. It was so bad it reminded me of being home in Chicago. So now I won't feel homesick for a while. The worst part was that I was stuck all by myself. It would have been just fine being stuck in the car with my mom. But I felt so bad that she was waiting all by herself.
When we got back to my house, I started making oven fajitas for dinner. They were delicious and we had extra fixings since my mom thought guacamole and was an essential item.
|My Birthday Cake!|
|Only the best lobster houses have giant mutant lobsters.|
I had the hardest time trying to decide where to eat my birthday dinner. I was trying to decide between my favorite nice place, Richard's, a new place, Enoteca Athena, and the lobster house, Cook's. We ended up going to Estes Lobster House because my mother in law suggested it when we called to see how many of their family would be joining us for dinner. I was so glad she suggested it! The menu was a little simpler and a little less expensive but the atmosphere was extra kitschy (I consider this a plus) and the food was delicious!
|My husband got fried clams instead of the scallops he|
ordered so he got two dinners instead of one.
While I think clams are gross, they do taste just fine fried.
My theory holds.
|As I mentioned, I loved the decor.|
|My lobster mac n cheese with a double side of fries|
After dinner, we went back to my apartment, ate cake and ice cream, and I opened my presents! My husband got quite a few quality action shots.
|This is my favorite. It's so flattering.|
|This is a good one too! In terms of oddest facial expression ever.|
|My mom got me a vera bradley home and away|
cosmetic case. But I already have one. :/
I told her I liked it so much I had already gotten it myself.
|Now I have all the Skylanders Giants|
except for Ninjini.
The next day my mom, my husband, and I went to Broadway Deli for brunch. And, the my mom had to head back to the airport. : ( But I got doughnuts in Portland right before dropping her off.