The remains of dinner... Glenn's first time at a proper Maryland seafood house. We had fried clams, crab dip, hush puppies, calamari, coleslaw, and fries. And beer, of course. We'll definitely be back - next time, steamed crabs!
It was a REALLY hot day today. So when we got back to the house after running errands, great delight was taken in stripping off and playing in the water that got in the sandbox (from the rain the night before). Much silliness abounds!
My poor husband, the druggie. He has a sinus infection and the doc prescribed a load of pills to try and kick it. He's got antibiotic, antihistimine, decongestant, ibuprofen, and nasal spray. Oh, and a multi vitamin, too. Yuck!
Today Sammy and I went for a walk along the Baltimore and Annapolis Trail, which runs right by our house. It's part of the East Coast Greenway. You can't see them here very well, but lots of wild flowers have been planted along the path.
Today is a two-fer! First we went to DiPasquales in Highlandtown. I heard about it courtesy of Guy Fieri's show, Diners, Drive-ins and Dives, though just asking family about a good Italian deli would probably have led me here, too. What an awesome place! Glenn and I could drop a bomb here!
Next we went to Fells Point and walked around with the boys and had ice cream. What a great day!
Glenn and I went for a walk at dusk today. These are azaleas blooming at the church next door. I forgot how much I missed azaleas (yes, you do see them in the UK, just not nearly as much as in this area).
The local Memorial Day parade. It's a total fluke that Sammy was wearing a shirt with the flag on it. A friend gave it to us and since it was cool out, it was the first long sleeved shirt I grabbed. We didn't even know it was a parade day but, living in the center of town, it went right by our street! Someone at the parade gave him the flag to wave, which was lots of fun. He also loved watching the marching bands and trucks that went by. Talk about a real American-looking picture!
Today was the open house at Glenn's work (SERC). It was a great day for everyone... beautiful weather, lots of exhibits from the scientists, and loads of stuff for the kids. Here's Sammy on Daddy's lap while we go for his first ever hay ride!
We are putting together a dress-up box for the boys. We're going to make cowboy vests, get baseball jerseys from Goodwill, make animal hats, etc. This is a Hawaiian lei-type thing we got at a party shop. Any other ideas for dress-up on the cheap?
We're having major camera issues. There are 2 digital cameras in our house and both have been acting up big time. So, as neither was working today, and I wasn't able to get this blog going on the day Glenn arrived in the US from the UK, I thought I'd post a picture that was taken that day.
To say that Sammy was happy that Daddy was home would be an understatement. What a great day!
Sammy's favorite thing in the world is to be chased and to go 'round and round'. The kitchen is the ideal spot for 'round and round'. I don't know who ends up being chased and who is the chase-ee half the time. Even Jake joins in the fun. Everyone in the house gets dizzy at least once a day. Having the mow-mows makes it even more fun!
Today we went to the Maryland Sheep & Wool Festival. I've always wanted to go and it was a lot of fun, though hard work with the boys. Sammy and Jake enjoyed seeing the animals and I liked the crafts and people watching. Glenn had to work on his PhD corrections.
**Cheat Alert!** Of course I had to post a picture of some sheep, but I also loved the vintage ice cream stands so today is a twofer!
We took pity on Glenn and rented a tiller for him to use in our new vegetable garden. It's about 14x16 feet and we didn't want the poor guy to have to double dig the whole thing. It was worth every penny and Glenn was very pleased with himself for figuring out how to use it! Now if it would just stop raining, we could plant!
This Project 365 is my second effort to chronicle the lives of me and my family through a photo a day. But if there is anything I know about myself, it's that I'm not as disciplined as I should be or want to be, and my first one ended when I ran out of steam. This one was supposed to be launched on the day my husband joined me in the USA but technical difficulties delayed that. So there's no magic start date... it's just gonna happen! I hope this 365 'year' will offer lots of new and exciting adventures to chronicle.
The title of the blog is a quote from Juan Ramon Jimenez and reflects the high probability of the occasional deviation from traditional Project 365 rules. I just can't help myself!