Tuesday, May 26, 2009

just a few pictures

from our park excursion this am.

Monday, May 25, 2009

Our Memorial Day Weekend

Saturday Todd worked at Cafe Brioso. W. and I spent the day gardening. We weeded the front garden and planted the begonias I purchased from a school fundraiser.

Sunday we attended church then hit Oakland Nursery to pick up the rest of my vegetables and herbs. I got 3 Beefsteak tomatoes, yellow, red and jalepeno peppers, 3 burpless cucumbers, Italian and curly parsley, rosemary, and basil. These plants are in addition to the sugar snap peas, watemelon, canteloupe, zucchini, Roma tomatoes, and tomatillos that are already in the ground.

Today we played outside again and went to the grocery store. On the way home, about 1:00, W. stated matter-0f-factly that he was not going to take a nap and then proceded to fall asleep in the car about 10 minutes later. After W.'s nap we went to the community open house at the newly remodeled Lincoln Theater. The place is state-of-the-art! I hope to see a show there someday. At the end of the day we had ice cream cones on our front porch.

I hope your weekend was enjoyable too!

Tuesday, May 19, 2009

Race for the Cure and 2 new parks

Saturday was the Race for the Cure in Columbus. Ian ran for the first time, with a collegue from work, in celebration of our Mom, Cheryl. Watching the race was inspiring and saddening at the same time. I have been struggling lately with the loss of my Mom. She was such a wonderful person and an inspiration to all who knew her. It's difficult to not have her around anymore (even though I know she is with me in spirit.) SO if you still have your Mom, don't miss an opportunity to call her to tell her you love her and thank her for being there for you.
On Sunday we attended my cousin's First Communion Party. Here W. is watching her open her gifts. The girls in the background are friends of my cousin.

I started a playgroup called Monday Moms. This is our first official playdate at the Topiary Park at the Old Deaf School on Town Street behind the main library. There were 4 Moms and 6 children in attendance. The kids fed the ducks, played tag, rolled down a hill and ate snacks (thank you Abby!)

Here's W. posing for on one of the topiarys. Of course, as soon as we got there W. asked where the playground was. I had to be the bearer of bad news...no playground at this park.

This is from today. We took at walk to the King Arts Complex playground on Garfield(?) just off Mt. Vernon Ave.

Wednesday, May 6, 2009


Microwave popcorn just doesn't do it for me; the partially hydrogenated oil and the grease etc. so I invested in a stove top hand crank popcorn popper from Frontier Co-op. We got the popper today and we are eating our first batch of popcorn, DELICIOUS!! It didn't burn and W. was able to help!

I took a glass jar to the Bexley Natural Market tonight to put the kernels in and W. dropped it, shattering the jar and spilling the popcorn all over the floor. The staff was very helpful in cleaning up the mess. They were just happy that the spill was a dry one and not a jar of sauce or some other liquid.

I was apprehensive to give W. popcorn because the last time he ate popcorn was about a year ago at Planks Pizzeria. I believe he choked on a kernel and started coughing and couldn't stop so he ended up throwing up all over the floor. (EMBARRASSING!!!)

Here's a picture of W. eating his first homemade non-microwave popcorn.