Sunday, March 23, 2008


Ours went a little like this.

Our Easter celebration started early this year with our friends, Kim and Caleb. They had to spend their Easter in Maui (that's right) so we got together earlier in the week and partook of a delicious spread. Let me take you through it. It began with slices of baked marmalade-glazed ham piled atop a platter, garnished with carmelized orange slices. Scalloped potatoes with sauteed leeks and gruyere cheese paired perfectly with the ham. And the most delicious artichokes with lemon butter, grilled to perfection, completed the feast. My mouth is watering just remembering the goodness! Seriously. Good.

Like father, like son. We all got in the Easter spirit this year. Doesn't that look like spirit to you?

We attended a Saturday Easter picnic with some friends. Owen took part in his very first Easter Egg Hunt. He cleaned up like a champ. Says Owen, "Yeah, that's my loot. Peace, out."

And Easter morning, though mostly uneventful, left Owen with a few new books and a mouthful of treats.

Wednesday, March 19, 2008

A Book Tag

Tagged--for literacy
I've been tagged by my sister, Britanny.

Here are the rules:
1. Pick up the nearest book (at least 123 pages).
2. Turn to page 123.
3. Find the 5th sentence
4. Post the 5th sentence on your blog
5. Tag 5 people

I just started reading The Thirteenth Tale by Diane Setterfield. Here's the line:

"And the plea that had so moved me--Tell me the truth--had been uttered by a man who was not even real."

Sadly, that line just gave away a component of the story. Thanks a lot Britanny! Anyway I tag: Kim, Marissa, Janyse, Melissa, and Heather
(...and I might be done with tagging for awhile)

Saturday, March 15, 2008

Sink or Swim

(Seriously. I think it was more scary for me than for Owen. And hopefully it was the first and last accidental swim! Needless to say, we plan to start our first round of swim lessons early this summer.)

Monday, March 10, 2008

Iron Chef Owen

It's his new favorite thing.

Chopping vegetables. Chopping fruits. Chopping like a maniac.

He'll chop by day and he'll chop by night. He'll chop them anywhere you like.

One can hardly put the pieces back together before he grabs hold and chops 'em up.

Possible career choices using this skill? Butcher? Knife Sales? Spokesperson for veganism?