We were busy bees this weekend. As I write this (while watching Rent Live), my hubby and Goalielocks are on their way home from Kissimmee after two hockey games. The squad did great today winning both of their games. On doctor’s orders, I’m doing my best to take it easier than usual, so the Mayor and I skipped the trip. We were out and about all day yesterday, so I definitely needed to rest today.
As for yesterday, it was phenomenal. We were invited to share in one of the Mayor’s teammates Bar Mitzvah’s. The morning started at the temple at 10:00 am. This was the hubby and my first experience with the Bar Mitzvah ceremony. While it was long, we really enjoyed it. Honestly, we were pretty stoked when we were able to follow along with the Hebrew even if we didn’t understand what was being said. The rabbi did a great job explaining the different parts of the ceremony and tradition, so the uninitiated like us could understand it better. It was a beautiful and moving service that we were proud to be a part of.
After the ceremony, we headed over to the Parkland Golf and Tennis Club for the party. It started with a cocktail hour that featured hors d’oeuvres, a fried rice and stir fry bar to go along with the soda bar for the kids and an open bar for the adults. #winning The food was amazing, but knowing that a dinner was coming we tried to pace ourselves. While we enjoyed the hors d’oeuvres, the boys played outside looking for golf balls.
Shortly after the boys headed outside, we had to corral them back in and into the main dinner and party. The room was beautifully decorated with a hockey and music theme and a blue glow. Wisely, they sat us unruly hockey parents in the back at the section 8 table. Fortunately, this table put us right next to the open bar! Again we were winning!
The party got started the minute we walked into the room with a DJ, a MC and dancers. Our boys were quickly dancing on the stage with the boy of the hour along with the dancers and MC. They were having a blast! Since we had just eaten the yummy fried rice, they didn’t serve us dinner right away. First, we danced. Then out came the salad or the adults and an amazing buffet for the kids.
Our table had a blast celebrating. I often found myself on the dance floor, which felt amazing. I’m sure my doctor would feel differently, but oh well. I had a blast with my fellow hockey moms dancing away our fried rice. The entertainment company had two dancers that choreographed the dance floor, which made it a lot of fun.
Eventually, I made my way back to the table when I saw the main course was being brought out. While the kids ate macaroni and cheese, pizza and sliders, the parents ate filet mignon with demi glace and chicken breast. The presentation reminded me of the black and white that I order at Egon in Norway. It was composed of steak au poivre and pork tenderloin with bernaise sauce. We loved it because you got the best of both worlds just like our meal on Saturday.
In anticipation of dessert, I headed back to the dance floor with my fellow hockey moms. We danced to some great classic rock and some greats hits from today. When they were ready to serve us dessert, they switched the music to rap. I was then greeted at my table by a beautiful chocolate cake with vanilla ice cream, fudge sauce and strawberries. Yummy! I was filled to the gills with good food and vodka soda.
Naturally, we headed back to the dance floor. It was then I came across a magical dessert tray. A unicorn if you will. I had to stop and take a picture of the waiter. He was carrying a tray of snack cakes with shot glasses filled with milk. Yep, it was as amazing as it sounded. I should say that while we had delicious chocolate cakes and snack cakes, the boys enjoyed cotton candy, ice cream bar and popcorn. The party was simply amazing!
By the time we left the party, it was 5:00 pm and we were ready for bed. As soon as we got home, the hubby and I both took a nap. Afterwards, we watched Abdul and Victoria which was amazing. Dame Judi Dench was, as always, marvelous. I ended my day with a chapter of Proust’s In Search of Lost Time.
Today the Mayor and I hung out at home and had a productive day. I caught up on laundry, so I’ll savor the fact that at least for a couple of hours. I also got all the grocery shopping done (thank you Shipt – save $50 on the annual membership with code mFNjp) baked muffins, got a massage, organized my closet and made chili this evening. It was exactly the kind of productive, low-key day I needed. Now it’s time to relax and enjoy Rent Live before heading back to Proust.