Monday, June 30, 2008

Busy weekend!

Whew! The weekend seemed to fly by. Friday, we went to a Twilight Farmer's Market @ Rockfield Manor after it rained a bit. Got some of the best cherries I've ever had! Yummers! Also got a huge bag of salad greens for $3.00. Let's just say we'll be eating lots of salads over the next week. Not a bad thing!

On Saturday, we ran errands (boring) most of the day than went to Kali's Court in Fell's Pt. to celebrate my sister-in-law's birthday and Will's half birthday. Since Will's b-day (Dec 14th) falls in December, it's always hard to get everyone together with the holidays. So, June 14th (Elisa's b-day) has officially become Will's half birthday! Fun, huh?! The food, atmosphere and service was fabulous. We sat in the courtyard surrounded by lush greenery and beautiful flowers!

Kali's is known for their seafood, particularly fresh fish. Everyone loved their meal. I ordered roasted whole Bronzini and a roasted beet salad. Both were phenomenal!

Here are a few candids of us enjoying dinner and each other...

Thanks to my mom for taking us all to such a great dinner!

On Sunday, Jake & I met Matt & Elisa @ their community pool. Jake spent the first hour and a 1/2 jumping off the diving board. If I had an ounce of his energy, imagine what I could get done around the house! Unfortunatly, I forgot to bring the camera. Bad mom, I know. He did well practicing his swim strokes. Matt was trying to teach him to dive but he was more interested in perfecting his "moves" on the diving board. Crazy kid! He also found some friends to play with. His ability to make friends anywhere he goes is one of the things I love about him! After we wore ourselves out, Jake & I hit the REDBOX and got some movies. We watched The Game Plan, even though we had seen it. It's a cute one and I didn't mind watching it again. After I put him to bed, I watched The Bucket List". Pretty good but it made me cry so I woke up with puffy eyes today. Pretty, huh?!

We're looking at a busy week so I really hope I can check in again in a few days!

Friday, June 27, 2008

Long break but I'm back!

Yes, I've been a very bad blogger. EEK! It's been a while but I'm back and will try my hardest to keep this up!

Where should I start?! Summer's going well. Jake & I have already spent some time @ the beach with my mom. Unfortunatley, my tan is already fading. Hoping to change that with a visit to my brother's pool (the one he belongs to) tomorrow. It will also be good for Jake to practice his swimming skills. He's been taking lessons for the past week and has another week to go. I'm amazed by what a fast learner he is. We're going to work on diving tomorrow. He can't wait to jump off the diving board!

The other night we had this fabulous dinner on our deck...

Angelhair with tomatoes & feta (found this on a blog but I can't remember where?!)

Greek Salad with homemade dressing

Homemade garlic bread made on the grill (yummy!)

This is what surprised us as we ate dinner...

Pretty cool, right?! You see there is a hot air balloon-riding company nearby and we've seen them occasionally but never right overtop of our house! It was so close we could shout to the people in the basket! Someday, it may be me in one of those baskets! It's a dream of mine to go up in a hot air balloon!
Photos coming to a scrapbook page soon!