Monday, September 26, 2011

The Great Bothwell Experiment: Early Fall Visit

It was simply time for a visit to good ol' Bothwell. The light is shifting, the air is cooling, and I'm actually itching for the day when we can sit on the back porch watch the sunset.
On the drive up we passed this random spectacle. Nothing like dirt bikes to break up a boring drive.
We're lucky the weeds didn't require any mowing, probably won't until Spring...

  Remi was so careful to make sure brother didn't fall on a "pokey."

Sunday, September 25, 2011


I see you!

A Lovely Day at the Aviary

I love birds. Wouldn't it make sense then, that I love the Tracy Aviary? Yes! Birds are beautiful, comical, surprising smart and majestic all at once.

Gigi and I took the kiddos to enjoy some avian fun this past Saturday. Located in Liberty Park, Tracy Aviary is clean, well-kept, spacious, educational and beautiful.
Remi and I made the perfect pelican treat

Nizhoni (Navajo for "beautiful") was so striking and trusting of her handlers. She's over 32 years old.
Gigi nearly ran over the kids so she could be the owl!
I love flamingos, even though they waste a lot of time eating and sleeping!
Remi loved the "jungle."
No clue what these guys are, but I love their rockin' 'do!
We'll be back!

Wednesday, September 21, 2011

My tuba

I love this boy. He makes me laugh everyday.
He is doing really well in preschool. Always excited to go and leaves me sniffling in the dust. Even earned a free dinner out for his hard work in speech.
He is sharing more willingly with brother. They love to wrestle around on the floor.
He is trying really hard to potty train. We're taking it slow. He has become a champion hand washer. "Scrub. Fingers. Top. Other top. Rinse."
He calls his potty stool his "tuba." Don't ask me where he got that.
He knows his letters.
He even started singing the alphabet with me (he has hated singing up to this point.)
Whenever I type his name on my new phone it calls him "Remix"
I love this boy!

Sunday, September 18, 2011

Gonna buy me a Ford

How convenient that the kids start fussing right as we are driving by the tractor store...

Wednesday, September 7, 2011

Coke Tasting

While browsing through the Coke store in Vegas we noticed tables in the cafe stacked high with trays holding lovely sorts of carbonated beverages. We figured it must be the sampler "Tastes of the World." We had to try it! You get 16 cups of soda for about $8 with a guide (reminiscent of a box of chocolates) showing which drink corresponded with each number. Stacked two trays high, it can be a bit intimidating and the amount of soda you get is really better suited for 4 or more people, the two of us didn't stand a chance of finishing even one drink.
The first tray was pretty tame. We found ourselves enjoying the Vegitabeta from Japan the very best.
Tray Two had a few hidden surprises. Some were just flavored iced tea, one tasted very strongly of Listerine, but the WORST by a long shot was Beverly from Italy. Went down like seltzer water but with the most horrid aftertaste imaginable! Like a pound of anise being shoved down your throat. And I do not exaggerate.