Monday, May 28, 2012
Sunday, May 27, 2012
Saturday, May 26, 2012
Sunday, May 20, 2012
Thursday, May 17, 2012
It just so happened that Mother's Day was beautiful in this part of the country. Bright, blue skies and temps in the 80s. We decided to make the most of it. Our friends, the Wagners, joined us for dinner. The ladies all congregated outside at the pool, the little ones jumped right in!
The girls of course had to wear goggles!
And Jodi and I lounged around. Until Allison stole my chair!
And the men did some serious work in the kitchen and on the grill! I had to get a picture of our friend, Nate, working in the kitchen - apparently it is quite rare. We had an amazing dinner of grilled pizza (Mark's new specialty, he even kneads the dough himself!), grilled shrimp skewers and some sort of 'paper chicken' along with salad. And chocolate cake. Sorry, no pictures of the food, Jodi & I were too busy eating and the men too busy cooking! I'm very thankful for the little girl whom I get to mother and a husband who likes to make his wife feel special!
Sunday, May 13, 2012
Friday, May 11, 2012
Benji-boy is getting the hang of it!
And this one just cracked me up! Love this kid!
Monday, May 7, 2012
One thing Mark and I find rather amazing about Allison is how well she eats green vegetables (broccoli, snow peas, sugar snap peas and green beans). She eats green vegetables really, really well. Better than Mark and I do (excluding spinach, of course!). Recently we gave her some asparagus and she ate it up. Crazy. Neither Mark or I remember eating asparagus when we were little (I don't think I ate asparagus for the first time until I was in graduate school!). We certainly can't complain about our little green eating machine!
Did I mention we had some tuxedos to return? That was because we had the third wedding in the past year which one of us has been in on Saturday. It was a beautiful wedding and we were very happy to celebrate with our friends. Allison was the life of the party at the reception. She could have danced all night. If they would have dedicated the floor to her, of course. Once the adults started dancing she was a bit upset. It was a beautiful evening but I was so busy chasing a very busy 2-year-old I didn't get many pictures.
My favorite moment of the night (other than my dear friend, Cara Lynn, sharing the wonderful history of the romance that brought us to the wedding of course!) was Allison arriving back at our table after getting cake. We were the first people back to our table. So, she asked loudly and in a rather exasperated tone 'WHERE'S MY GUYS?!' Everyone at our table was glad to be considered one of 'Allison's Guys.'
My good friend Leslie drove down from Seattle for a girls' weekend. She knows exactly how to get a warm welcome in our house, bring Top Pot Donuts! Allison, of course, picked one with pink frosting.
The tulips were definitely more colorful for this trip, and many were past their prime.