Saturday, April 17, 2010

Spring Pictures and Red Hot Deals

Since it has been awhile, I have a lot of pictures to help everyone catch up. First, we had a lovely Pascha. Here is my first attempt at a Pascha basket:There is the traditional sweet bread, cheese, butter and red (ish) eggs. I threw in some yummy chocolates just for fun.

We just spent the past two weeks with Grammy and Papa Jones; this week, we are lucky to have my dad with us. Luke is LOVING all the attention and I am beginning to fret what he will be like when the parade of grandmas and grandpas comes to an end Tuesday.

Houston has never been more beautiful and we have certainly enjoyed our share of the outdoors. Luke frequently begs to go "ou'side!" When the weather heats up and the mosquitos become too thick, I am going to have to get creative to help him get that precious outside time.

My favorite outing, which we have made twice in two weeks, has been a trip to Hermann Park. It is a great big park (acres and acres) in the center of town. (Oh LA, you wish your downtown had a nice, friendly park like this one. You are mostly stinky and congested.)

Here is Grammy with the kiddos- they loved to stick together:

Hermann park is the perfect place for Luke because it has all of his favorite things- water features (he still shouts "Juice!" at any sight of a liquid substance), birds ("tweeeet, tweeets), turtles, koi fish, boats, planes flying overhead, and best of all....... a train that runs around the whole park. Luke got red in the face several times as he used all of his breath to shout, "Chooooo chooooo!" every time the train went by. We also rode the glorious "Chooooo chooooo!" and very much enjoyed the ride.

Grammy and Papa with Luke watching the train:

The park also has some Japanese Gardens. Here are Clara and Luke in the flowers:
Wendesday of last week, we had a baby shower for Bethany and new baby Getz. With help from Nathan's mom and a friend, here is the table that we created:
These past few days have been filled with lots of deal seeking and finding. Now I am trying to sort through it all. My best deal was a heap full of designer clothes (some new with the tags on!) for $15. Seriously, I just got a new wardrobe filled with Banana Republic, Gap, etc..., clothes for family and friends, and plenty of items to fuel my eBay sales for the next few months.


Emily (Laundry and Lullabies) said...

That is a BEAUTIFUL table. Wow!

Kathy said...

Katie you are amazing with your deals... I love the pix that remind me of so much fun with you all...