Emma dropped by for a visit this morning while her mommy went for a pedicure. She had been for a haircut and the stylist put her hair in french braids. She looked so sweet! She helped me water the garden and then enjoyed a lollipop on the back porch.
Dan and I went out and about today for lunch and some shopping. We stopped by a favorite fabric shop of mine and picked up some bright colored cotton prints to add to my fabric stash. I am thinking of making an appliqued tote bag and hope to start on it this weekend.
On my way to Greenville today, I stopped at the Gaffney Outlet Mall. I view it as bad luck to pass an outlet mall without stopping.
Today, I found some cute items for Bobby and Noah. I stopped by Emily's for a quick drop off of a couple of cute matching shirts that I bought for Bobby and Noah at the Gap Outlet. Bobby was napping, but I did get in a short visit with Emmy and Noah. After confirming sizes with Emmy, I stopped again at the outlets on my return to Charlotte and picked up a few more cute items for my boys. I purchased the shark jammies and Mickey shirts for both Bobby and Noah. Noah is the recipient of the rest of the printed tee shirts, as Emmy told me Bobby was already well stocked with tee shirts.
I took a close up shot of the blooms on our front porch today trying to isolate the beautiful yellow daisy with my camera settings and composure. We also added a new bird bath to our garden and I captured a shot of it today. We covered the tender plants in our garden last night, as the weather was very cool. I hope this is the last time for that activity.
It was rainy and cool in Charlotte today. I got up early and made a batch of potato salad and put a couple of pork shoulders in the oven to bake all day for a pulled pork BBQ sandwich and potato salad dinner.
I am having cravings for Mexican food. How did it start? What have I done?
I bought Pioneer Woman's latest cookbook and made her recipes for White Chicken Enchiladas, Mexican Rice, and Restaurant Salsa using lots of fresh cilantro from our herb garden. YUM! The salsa is so easy and very addictive.
I read through the latest editions of the Food Network and Cooking Light magazines - both featuring Mexican food. This prompted a "taco night" on Sunday. I made a taco salad from the leftovers for lunch today.
Tonight's menu includes Bobby Flay's guacamole recipe from the Food Network current edition, Tyler Florence's steak fajitas, and a side of black beans and rice.
Emma came over this morning for a play date and brought a big blue ball. After helping Nana water the flowers and garden, she played catch with Nana. Then it was full "game on" with a serious round of kick ball with Uncle Matty. We all had fun and she left the ball at our house so we could play again next visit.
Another beautiful day in Charlotte! We put up a new bird house and hung the hummingbird feeder today. We picked up Charlie on January 14th and I have been taking shots of him each month on the 14th to track the change in his appearance from puppy to dog. He enjoyed chilling on the back porch with the family today! What a sweet face!
It was a beautiful spring day today. We had the tree people by to trim up the hedges and remove some dead limbs and trees. I spent time cleaning the porch, hanging the signs I painted years ago, and placing the new herb markers and a great new dragonfly stake. The roses are in full bloom and could not be more beautiful today.