The kiddos and I are having a wonderful time in Florida! Last night Grandma (my mother-in-law) kept all four of the kids at her house, so I had the pleasure of sleeping in this morning at Mimi’s (my mom’s) house. Then I got to spend the day doing something I never get to do–shopping to my heart’s content at two of the best malls in Orlando with NO CHILDREN. Yes, I was in heaven!
There were post 4th-of-July bargains to be had, and I did my best to help the sales associates meet their quotas. My mom, who hasn’t been able to do much since her recent car accident, felt good enough to hit the stores, too. The highlight of the day for me was taking Mom to lunch at the Cheesecake Factory. She was under the impression that all they served was cheesecake; now she knows differently! After enjoying our delicious pasta dishes, we were too stuffed for cheesecake. A couple of hours later when we were finished shopping we stopped back by the restaurant for dessert. Mom had the Fresh Strawberry Cheesecake, and I had the Godiva Chocolate Cheesecake. These beauties were worth every calorie. 🙂
We sure are missing Mr. C. and wish he could be here with us. Our friends have been asking the kids where their daddy is, and they reply, “He’s at home babysitting our kitty and dog!” Hopefully with the kids being gone, Sassy and Buddy will be able to get to know one another better. 🙂
Tomorrow we plan to relax around the pool. Bookworm and Mickey Mouse are about 10 shades darker than me. I’ll be slathering the sunscreen on my freckled face and doing my best to not get sunburned.
Hope you all have a wonderful weekend!
I’m so glad you are having a wonderful vacation!! Your quiet day at the mall sounds great and the Cheesecake Factory is always yummy!!! I could go for a piece of cheesecake right now. :0)
Mrs. Mandy says
oh i am so jealous….a cheesecake factory, too cool! sounds like you had a great time and a good little vaca…God Bless! 😉
Oh me, the Cheesecake Factory! Mmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmm
Sounds like y’all had a wonderful time together. That’s great. Continue enjoying it!
Ahhh, shopping and eating — I believe you really did get a little taste of Heaven on Earth! LOL! glad you are enjoying yourself and were able to spend some quality time with your mom 🙂
Alesha Conklin says
Mrs. C, If you’re going to be at the services there on Sunday, give my mom a big hug from me. It’ll make her cry, but it will be a fun surprise!:-)
Cheryl (Copper's Wife) says
Sounds like you are having a wonderful time! Enjoy!
Glad you are enjoying your time!
And what delicious looking cheesecakes!
Praying for y’all ~
Julie's Jewels says
Oh YUM!! The Cheesecake Factory is here in Atlanta too but I’ve never been. I would love to go!! Those pictures made my mouth water something awful. I’m glad you are enjoying your vacation. Its also good to hear that your momma is doing better and well enough to go shopping with you….what fun!!
CONNIE'S THOUGHTS FROM THE HEART says
What a wonderful time you are having. The cheesecake looks so very good. Hope you and you kids enjoy your time of rest and fun. I am sure Dad is missing you all. connie from Texas
Sounds wonderful. Family, shopping and cheescake.
Enjoy and be blessed.
Sounds like your having a wonderful time. Glad you got to spend some time with Mom over some good food. Hmmm, looks delish!
I have been to that cheesecake factory in Orlando several times. One of my favorite places. I am glad you are having a good time. You know, you are not that far away from me.
Mmmmm–The Cheesecake Factory is my favorite restaurant!! I think they have the BEST chicken salad sandwiches! (o: