Even though we might have still been full from Thanksgiving, Grace arranged brunch at the Ritz-Carlton in Half Moon Bay on Sunday, November 28th. We’ve had mixed experiences with brunch there over the years, but in the past they were the big ones during Easter or Mother’s Day.
This brunch was in Navio and allowed sampling anything off the tasting menu for two hours. Olivia ordered the scallop three times. Lucas did not get his money’s worth, but did enjoy a Wagyu slider. Most importantly, Mom and Jen had a great meal and we got some nice photos at the coast. We were also able to pick up our Christmas tree on the way home.
Grace and I played golf in HMB and Elin brought the kids to the beach. We had a late lunch together at the hotel with some of Jen’s friends from NYC. It only took us 4 hours to get home.
My parents came to stay with us for a couple weeks, which was a huge help while Grace was traveling a lot for work and I was traveling a lot for work golf. The kids always have so much fun with them while they are here. They didn’t get out much during that time, so we went to the beach on Sunday afternoon. Unfortunately, Lucas was napping, so he wasn’t able to join us. Olivia had us all working hard to find all the shells on the beach.
Thanks for everything, Mom and Dad!
Grace and Clara had an early appointment for mani-pedis on Mother’s Day. Mike and I joined and met at Crepevine for breakfast with the kids. We ran into Grace downtown and she and Clara decided to extend their moms morning to go shopping in the city before brunch. We went home to regroup and make ourselves presentable before heading up to the city. Starting with the seating logistics, things were a little hectic. There were a lot of line changes, but luckily no one ended up in the penalty box. By the end of brunch, however, all the kids were running around outside and I’m amazed no one fell into the fountain. It’s unclear whether or not we’ll be invited back. Actually, the entire affair was lovely and hopefully Grace and Clara enjoyed themselves and their day. The kids definitely had fun.
Happy Mother’s Day to Grace, Clara, all our mothers and all of our mom friends out there!
Ritz-Carlton Half Moon BayJanuary 16, 2011