Friday, May 27, 2011

Spring Concert

Madras, Seersucker and Stylish Ties, oh my.

I was very proud of my very handsome sons. They happily dressed up for their school Spring Concert, even though boys don't dress like this in Wisconsin. Except when their mother thinks she may have been Southern in a former life!

Saturday, May 21, 2011

Dreaming of Vacation

We are taking a two week driving vacation to Florida this summer. I know it isn't the best time of the year, but with school, it is the only opportunity to spend that much time to see the state. We are driving the entire loop of the state, going to Orlando (this is only for the kids), then headed to the St. Petersburg area (Hi, Aunt Judy!)
onto Sanibel and the Casa Ybel Resort seen above, down to the Everglades and Keys and back up the east side of the state. Of course, I will be sporting and searching for Lily the entire time. Any suggestions on what we HAVE to see? Places to eat? Historic homes to tour?

Monday, May 16, 2011

Madison Farmers Market

Tulips in front of Capitol in Madison. The Farmers Market is every Saturday, around the beautiful Capitol, and is something that can't be missed. There is a waiting list to be a seller, and the bounty is endless.
We have done extensive research, and have concluded that Farmer John has the best cheese curds. We proved the point by eating two bags in two days.

J is my market buddy. He is finding the Queen Bee, and then we enjoyed some honey.

This is my favorite flower seller. The roses smell amazing.

We also researched who makes the best beef sticks and jerky. D & G won hands down.

Until next week...

Tuesday, May 10, 2011

Mother's Day

Mother's Day was incredibly hard, having lost my own mother not three months ago. I spent the afternoon with my in-laws, and snuggling with my newest niece, E. E helped my heart a lot!

Derby Party 2011

The silver mint julep cups were fabulous! They frosted up perfectly.
Red roses, fried chicken, pimento cheese, ham and biscuits, and Kern's Derby Pie shipped in from Kentucky. Notice the tablecloth from Pomegranate, Inc. Love it!

Roasted fresh asparagus. It looked beautiful on the antique platter.

No one picked the winning horse, so all money was donated to the school.

Saturday, May 7, 2011

Quote of the Day

S turned to me , as he was putting pineapple, cherries and cloves on the ham for the Derby party, and said, "Mama, if I can't be a jockey, I am going to be a scientist, and then I'm going to be a cook."

Wednesday, May 4, 2011

May Day

I spent some time in the Pre-K room yesterday celebrating May Day. It was a cold, cloudy day, but those children are filled with sunshine. We read a book about Counting in the Garden and did a flower craft project. I feel so lucky that the school let's me come in once a year to do this. I grew up with May Day, and enjoy passing the traditions along to the next generation. One little girl looked at her flower and said to herself, "My flower is so beautiful." She was so sweet, I could have spread her on toast!

Sunday, May 1, 2011

Royal Wedding Book Fair

I was chair of the Scholastic Book Fair this past week. With the timing of the Royal Wedding, I used that as the theme. The teachers had afternoon tea for their sneak peek, the kids guessed how many jewels were in the container for a contest, and we all enjoyed wedding cake on Friday morning.

Thanks to Vera's House of Bridal for the loaner.

Lots of books were read and enjoyed.