i spent the morning at the garden. i got 2-3 lbs of green beans, 2 large onions, many many mini-heads of broccoli, 3-5 carrots, and about 5 heads of romaine lettuce. hello dinner! well some of that went to maggie and austin naturally but still - bounty! i must say i thoroughly enjoy weeding around the onions. it smells SO GOOD. i am a nutjob i swear but i could happily chop onions all day just for the aromatics.
after i left the garden we putted around meijer a little bit. augustine is going to preschool in the fall and im going to have him go to "lunch bunch" which is when the kids stay after their regularly scheduled half day in the morning and eat lunch with other kids. it's like another 1.5 hours but he will love it. so he picked out his first lunch box - batman. this thing even has a CAPE on it, which is really what sold him on it. we also picked out some things for our vacation which is just three short weeks away. david is really stoked about the idea of us building sand castles as a family, so i picked up 2 large pails, 2 shovels, and 3 smaller novelty pails that make shapes like towers and such for that authentic castle look. :)
then, SWIMMING! our friends the chapin's have an apartment building with a pool and this was oddly our first trip there the entire summer. michelle made me a venison burrito that was SO GOOD. i'd never had venison before! it tasted a lot like high end beef but perhaps a little saltier? either way it was good.
so here's a little ditty, i looked like a total degenerate on tv on monday afternoon. i was hanging out at the park with my two girlfriends and a woman from channel 4 news stopped by and was doing a story on bath tub safety and wanted to talk to "some real moms" about it. so here is a loose recap of part of my interview:
her: what do you think is the most dangerous part about bathtime?
me: for us it has been the time between when they are transitioning from the bath tub ring to independently sitting in the tub by themselves. during that time, my daughter definitely has fallen under the water.
but what did they actually play as my soundbite? "MY DAUGHTER DEFINITELY HAS FALLEN UNDER THE WATER." yup, that was it. my phone was ringing before the clip was even off the air. slack-jawed i answered the phone to hear my brother jason razzing me about my reckless parenting. gee thanks channel 4! you guys know how to boost them thar ratings! i felt like a total fool & we are not amused
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