Last weekend, Kaitlyn and Dusty only had a 3-day school/work week. They were both off Monday for Labor day and then Friday Kaitlyn had an inservice day at school, so Daddy took the day off to spend with her. What prompted this Daddy/Kaitlyn bonding day? Well, I had to go to a bachelorette party of course!
Friday we celebrated Samantha's last "hoorah" before becoming a married woman. We started the day out with our matching "Team Bride" shirts and buttons and headed out to a winery in Clarksburg for a private wine tasting and barrel room tour. While I didn't get to taste any wines, I did get to enjoy their delicious home made jellys spread over cream cheese, and smell a couple of their offerings. Once they finished passing out samplings of their wines, we had a private tour of the barrel room where they had just picked their pinot grigio grapes the day before. We heard all about their squishing process and how they ferment their wines.
Once we finished, they brought out more glasses of chardonnay and it was time to unpack the delicious lunch Christina packed!
We finished up lunch and headed back to Christina's to get ready for the next part of the day: dinner. Tess was a fabulous personal chef who came to cook for us. Christina had put lights out on her patio and Brian had set up the fire pit, so once the sun went down, it was really pretty. Tess stared our meal with an apple, endive, blue cheese and walnut salad that was absolutely delicious. Next came honey and prosciutto risotto with a really tasty honey crisp prawn. For desert she made some tasty honey and lemon cupcakes with candied lemons on top. It was all so good and left everyone pretty full.
After dinner everyone signed Samantha's "Mrs. Born" apron and they began to get ready for their night on the town. While I passed on the club in exchange for my nice and comfy bed, I hear they had a fun scavenger hunt of sorts and enjoyed a fun night out!
The next morning, Dusty packed up for the guys turn of fun! We dropped him off at Samantha and David's so that he could be part of the guys night of camping! Kaitlyn decided that she wanted to go shopping with the $11 she earned from the tooth fairy and from playing store at Nana and Papa's house the day before. Grandma came over and off to Walmart we headed. We practiced math and she was able to get the new Strawberry Shortcake movie she's wanted, a strawberry shortcake coloring book and of course a Berenstein Book to read in the car.
Kaitlyn also made a decision that her birthday would now be Scooby Doo and not strawberry shortcake, so mommy has been busy changing plans, invites and working on new fun stuff to do during the party!
After Walmart, we got some yummy lunch and headed to Grandma and Grandpa's house. Christina eventually joined us before we headed to Chevy's on the River for dinner. Kaitlyn ended up so excited to be able to have a sleep over at one of her Best Friend's houses and left me all alone :P
Once I dropped Kaitlyn off, I started the task of creating my Cookie Monster shirt for little Miss Carmen's birthday party on Sunday! And then off to bed I went!
Sunday morning, I picked Kaitlyn up bright and early. She was absolutely not ready to leave, but did a great job getting in the car. She talked and talked and talked and talked about what a great time she had and how she cannot wait to do it again! We got a bit lost on the way to El Dorado Hills, but when we made it there it was well worth it!! Carmen was so super cute and had a great birthday party!
While we were enjoying the yummy food, festive balloons and fun of the playground (and of course AMAZING company!), Daddy made his way home. We were so excited to go and see him. Kaitlyn kept asking me if he had fun camping and didn't seem to get that I had no idea, but I'm sure he did :)
Once we got home, we all watched the end of the Giant's game together before we headed over to Grandma and Grandpa's house for Sunday dinner. By the time we got home, we were all seriously exhausted and most of us went straight to bed.
With nearly every minute of this weekend consumed by good times with great people, I think today is going to be a relaxing day with little time off of the couch :) Tomorrow I start volunteering in Kaitlyn's class every Tuesday and Thursday for an hour, so I need to get all caught up on my rest and get all the yucky swelling down.
I hope everyone had a wonderful weekend :)