Today, while my husband and 3 youngest were at the College World Series in Omaha, I was able to spend some one on one time with my oldest, one of my favorite people in the world.
How can a day be bad when it's started with chocolate? I got up early (solo, my daughter was still sleeping) and drove over to a nearby Farmer's Market in Lee's Summit and went to Sweet Treat's by Trudy. Trudy is a dear friend. She bakes like no other. I picked up a cinnamon roll and chocolate chip cookie (for H) and Pecan Gingersnap and Chocolate Truffle Bundts for me. These are cupcake sized. And yes, I said (plural) bundtS with an s.
This is a picture. Can you blame me for needing more than one?
Once my teenager was rised and shined, we headed down to the Plaza to catch a movie. One I had very much been looking forward to:
Super 8 - one of the most entertaining movies of the last few years. Loved it! Goonies + Jaws + Close Encounters. (warning for viewers: strong language and scary scenes.)
Personal aside: J.J. Abrams, you are the man. Thank you for bringing me Felicity, Alias, Lost, Mission Impossible 3, Star Trek and now Super 8. I am a forever fan.
I took one of the Chocolate Truffle Bundts in for my movie treat. Heaven.
After the movie, we hit several shops. And then grabbed lunch at the Classic Cup. We both got the Grilled Salmon Club sandwich. SO delicious.
We managed to visit a few more shops on our way to the car.
Once home, H read aloud from the book she's reading, for several hours.
Such a fun way to spend the rest of the day. (I ate my second Chocolate Truffle Bundt cake while she read.) Have you ever read the book? (I know you've seen the movie.) If possible, the book is more clever. Highly recommend it. And if you can have one of your favorite people in the world read it aloud to you? Even better.
Very very good day.