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Thursday, May 20, 2010

Lexi's Track Day

Lexi had her track day on Tuesday. It was not a very nice morning! It was cold and overcast. Here are some funny pictures. Lexi is definitely athletically challenged! Joe said "Yeah, you should sign her up for art classes."
This picture just makes me laugh!
Lexi and her BFF Sam.
Lexi got 5th place in the Basketball Dribble! Yay!
Chris was kinda bored and cold, so he was playing with the swings. He ws so happy he had all of them swinging!
Why is the ball behind Lexi when she threw it forward? See Joe and Chris in the background on the left? So cute!
Lexi can do the hula hoop pretty good.
Look at that face!

We are hoping for better weather next year!


I have not been a fan of making artichokes myself, but my good friend Julie told me how easy it is.  And it was!  Chris now loves them and Lexi will try a few leaves.  Joe and I love them too! 
Lexi is not so sure...

Now that I know how easy they are to make, I have made them several times.  All you have to do is boil the artichokes for 1 hr.  Drain them.  Pull the leaves off - they will come off very easy.  Put them on a platter.  Make a sauce out of butter, garlic, parmesan cheese and italian seasoning.  Pour over artichoke leaves and enjoy!  You don't eat the whole leaf.  You just scrape your teeth over the leaf and the flesh comes off.  Your hands will get messy, but it is fun!

Mother's Day

I had a great Mother's Day with Joe and the kids.  We celebrated on Saturday because I had a craft show in Denver on Sunday.  It worked out for all of us.  We started the day out roller skating.  The kids are getting better and just laugh when they fall down.  Luckily, Mommy and Daddy did not fall!  Next we went downtown to an Irish Pub called Jack Quinn's.  I went there for the first time a few weeks ago for my book club.  I liked it so much, I couldn't wait to go back!  It is amazing we have lived here for 9 years and there are so many places we haven't discovered! 

Lunch was great!  Then we went home and I got some gifts.  I received a variety pack of gardening gloves which will come in very useful.  I also received a solar lamp for outside.  It looks like a candle burning!  I love my family!