as on most nights this summer we had two of the nerighbor kids over. tilly is so happy to have friends over and include them in whatever she's doing.
we were making homemade pizza for dinner so we set-up a pizza station for everybody. a ball of dough, a bowl of tomato paste, a bowl of cheese – all on a plastic cutting board with a plastic knife. it keeps them happy for a little bit and then they're pretty excited when each of their own little pizzas comes out of the oven.
thank goodness for my kitchen aid stand mixer. i would never make homemade dough it if it wasn't for that.
I love summer. Tilly and I spent all day at the pool. (Yes, we have a good life.) We strolled there and back which was so relaxing and summery. It's kind of a long walk so Tilly took her KidzBop headphones which we usually save for trips and she listened to music part of the way. She looked fabulous this morning!
And when we got home we had a bunch of neighbor kids over and we made root beer floats – like it was hot like summer in the midwest.
i've had a lot of best days. this was one of them. today jeremy and i
were able to attend two events at Food & Wine – a three-day food & wine
event sponsored by the magazine of the same name. what an amazing experience. first we were able to attend a 'grand tasting' which is a football field sized tent full of mostly wine and other alcoholic beverages and some food. and everything is meant for sampling! i started with champagnes, had a few wines and as the taste buds went down hill i moved onto martinis. we had mussels, lobster medallions, spanish tortes, sushi and a raw fish sandwich with coffe – it was all amazing!
even better then that event though was the seminar on the cheese course aftwerwards. we were seated in a smaller tent and we each had five wines with 7 cheeses (and a single varietal honey). the seminar was wonderful!
I would do it all again – now!
but they were so happy!
Well today was the first class and it was wonderful! Her best friend is in her class, as well as another friend from school.
The little girls were beyond charming in their pink!
(I'm sorry the pictures are so small. They're from my phone. I didn't want to be too much of a nuisance the first day.)
so besides the new blog I also have the first-draft (close enough for public consumption) of our new business site – pixelmixel.com
. It has a ways to go as do the sites I'm featuring, but it's a fine beginning…