1. Meera spent the bulk of her weekend continuing on her quest to master the fine art of walking. She is very, very close. She can take 2-3 steps on her own now (although she does this infrequently, and really only when she wants to get somewhere -- mainly to Mommy -- very badly and is feeling very focused). She is cruising around everywhere holding on to anything she can hold onto. Our days are numbered until she's a fully mobile, independent being. We're slowly but surely baby-proofing the house and trying to not be too sad about our baby becoming a toddler.
Later he (K) heard Braydon saying to me, "I can't believe he's hitting it almost 100 yards!?!" and Kyle was very annoyed with this, and wanted me to know that it was "not almost one hundred, it was ninety! I hit the ball ninety!" (as though "almost 100" is not quite as good as "90"). Anyhooo... golfing with Papi was #2 on Kyle's list of 'highs' from the weekend (photo above taken by Braydon with his cell phone).
In other Owen News... Tonight at dinner, while Braydon and I were eating this delicious salad, Kyle and Owen were eating hot dogs and beans. And... drumroll please for a new J-M Eating Record... Owen ate 4... yes, count them, four... hot dogs. C-R-A-Z-Y. Crazy amounts of food are required to fuel that boy's crazy energy.
We're embarking on a big week-- tomorrow is the first day of the last week of school for the boys.
Strawberry Season Salad
(made up by me but inspired by the overabundance of strawberries here right now and the sad reality that strawberry season will be ending shortly)
On a bed of baby greens, layer halved fresh strawberries, thinly sliced vidalia onion, crumbled goat cheese, and toasted pecans (I'd actually prefer almonds or pine nuts instead, but we didn't have any on hand). Drizzle with balsamic vinegar and olive oil. Sprinkle with salt and pepper. Yum!