Yesterday we celebrated Memorial day early first Grandpa and Bobbie came up to visit for a little bit. Then after they left my cousin Silvy and her husband James and their new baby Parker arrived from Arkansas. We had a nice visit I made a nice meal for all of us to enjoy that included: hot dogs and cheeseburgers made on the grill-Lucas did that and he did a great job. I made coleslaw, pistachio salad and helped make ham and macaroni salad, Lucas did most of that I just boiled the noodles to get them ready. One good thing about summer months is that there are lots of different salads to prepare and they don't have to be kept warm in fact it is usually discouraged. Salads can be prepared in advanced and chilled so you really don't have to worry about the timing of food preparation.
Parker is a very sweet little baby he only got fussy a few times and I think he was hungry and I get fussy too when I get hungry so it is understandable. I have to apologize to Silvy for my son Carl almost dropping her son, we were trying to get a picture of the three boys and next time it would be better done on a couch but Carl by that time had grown tired of having pictures taken and didn't really have a good grip on Parker. Thankfully I had my hands in position just in case something should happen and since it did happen I was able to catch him pretty easily.
Last week Calvin had his last day of preschool we gave his teachers each a potted plant of mint we are also going to give Carl's teacher a potted plant of mint on Wednesday. Calvin and I also took a tour of a cookie store called Eileen's Colossal cookies. Now I know where to store 50lbs of sugar you know the kind you see from Sam's club or Costco but always wonder where on earth am I going to store 50lbs of sugar. At the end of the tour the kids got a Elmo sugar cookie and the moms also got to pick out a cookie I picked the oatmeal raisin chocolate chip cookie and also bought a dozen M&M sugar cookies because Lucas requested it.
On Friday Calvin had his school field day he got a snake painted on his arm, rode a tricycle, "painted" a wall, played on the playground and played at the water table. We also enjoyed a snack of strawberries and watermelon plus capri-sun for a refreshing drink. When field day was over I called Lucas and he invited us to go out to lunch with him and his friend Joe to Ingredients. Calvin and I first purchased gas since I was on E with the light on then we drove downtown I couldn't remember where ingredient was just that it is located on a corner well I called Lucas and was told the wrong block number so I walked the wrong way until I realized I was going the wrong way and turned around we still beat Lucas somehow and I ordered the grilled Tuscan chicken sandwich, Lucas got the sweet leaf salad which I recreated Saturday night but going to the website and seeing what is in the salad and then finding a salad dressing recipe that was close to theirs. I used two types of salad leaves that we purchased from the farm down the road who now sells their products on Fridays from 4-7pm right now they really only have a few things on stock like lettuces, and mushrooms-yuck. We picked up some spinach leaves and a head of red lettuce but were really good in the salad. Tommorow is Carl's field day I know he will have a lot of fun because he enjoys that sort of thing and Wednesday is his last day of school it is also my next doctor's appoinment, followed by a breakfast I am hosting here at my house for