Sunday, July 15, 2007

A fun week

Wow, quite a week we've had here! Mark and Prescott got to go to the Home Run Derby on Monday, having a great time but, sadly, not catching any balls. Then Mark, Prescott, Davey and I went to the All Star game. Again, we didn't get any balls, and while the wrong league one, it was a great game and a pleasure to see in person. Davey seemed to have a good time, though the was too distracted to eat very well most of the day.

Also, this was the second week of Davey's swim lessons, and now they're all done. He is now experienced in getting his head under water and has had practice learning how to get out of the pool, how to scoop, kick, blow bubbles, spit water and float on his back. Not that he can really do any of that, but he's been getting practice, and we now know what skills to continue practicing with him on our own.

On Wednesday, Davey had his 9 month well-baby visit. While he is a skinny guy, not even on the weight chart, Dr. Lee says he is, "Very, very happy." As long as he continues on his own weight trend line and growing physically and mentally, things are fine. The facts that he creeps, crawls, can hold on to things and bear weight on his legs, climbs to standing and "talks" a lot all confirm that he's doing great! The 9 month visit was the best so far, because he didn't have to get any shots. The nurse that works there was dancing a happy dance down the hallway, saying the 9 month visit is her happiest. LOL We like her!

Thursday night we went to El Encanto, our favorite Mexican restaurant in town. Davey had seemed to like some pinto beans on a visit earlier in the week, so I ordered a side dish of whole pinto beans for him (and they didn't charge us for them -- thanks!). Davey chowed down on them like there was no tomorrow! I swear he ate half the dish. Plus he ate some of the chicken from my chicken taco salad (minus any seasoning, of course).

Friday he ate a huge lunch at Kabuki Sushi with Polly, Roslyn and Polly's friend, Lori. Chipmunk cheeksAfter lunch, Davey, Rozzie and I spent the afternoon together, getting Rozzie a frozen yogurt and a shave ice for me. Then we went to the Outlet mall to wander around and let Rozzie shop for her birthday present from us. We decided to get her ears pierced -- exciting! Now Rozzie's 9 and has pierced ears with little ruby studs. Very cute and she was a brave trooper during the procedure. Great job Rozzie! After that we went to Pasta Pomodoro to meet up with Polly, Prescott, Mark, Dad, Linda and Gregg for Rozzie's birthday dinner. Lots of good food for everyone... including... more chowing down by Davey! He scarfed down a bunch of whole-grain (sauce-less) penne, grilled chicken breast, broccoli florets, sweet potato, peach, blueberries and a barley biscuit. Phoof, the guy's getting quite an appetite. Yeah!

After dinner, everyone came over to our house to watch Dream Girls and eat Strawberry Sour Cream Ice CreamStrawberry Sour Cream Ice Cream

Our peach tree is now ripe, which has launched us in to a peach eating and cooking frenzy. We've found that Davey loves peaches, grabbing one out of my hand as I picked them yesterday, and chomping right in to it. He's basically eating a small peach or so at each meal. As it's a still a young tree (4 years old), the peaches are mostly the size of large apricots. And packed with flavor. Mmmm. In the freezer is now peach frozen yogurt and I'm making peach ice cream today for Gregg Parle's birthday (tomorrow). Of course both of these frozen treat recipes are from The Perfect Scoop.

It seems we have a bounty of fruit around our home, either from our (organic) garden or from the store. Yesterday, inspired by this recipe, I made raspberry lemonade for home and a batch of strawberry lemonade to take to a party (the Gibson family birthday party, which was a lot of fun).

Today Mark, Davey and I are going to Mom's for an afternoon barbecue and to practice our swimming.

We wish you all a happy week!

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