The singer spends time with her kids, dines with friends after Costa Rica

By People Staff
Updated May 21, 2008 12:00 PM

Britney Spears wasted no time in getting back into the swing of things after she returned from her Costa Rican vacation on Monday evening.

The pop star, 26, first got down to some important business: Spending time with her sons, Jayden, 1, and Preston, 2, who came to Spears’s Studio City home for a visit early Tuesday.

That evening, Spears joined pal George Maloof, who owns the Palms Hotel & Casino in Las Vegas, for dessert at the West Hollywood Italian eatery Il Sole. Though the singer tried for a low-key entrance through the back of the restaurant, she was caught in the glare of paparazzi flashes.

Still, a smiling Spears, dressed a long strapless sundress, appeared to be in a good mood while sharing dessert, listening to her friend and chatting.
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