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Black beans, hard boiled eggs, cilantro lime chicken, tomatoes, greens, and sunflower seeds....a salad that I could eat everyday.

My mom came to visit on Friday, for a day of shopping and errand running.  I don't think she really came for the errand running, but that's just the way it is.  There were new pointe shoes to fitted, groceries to be bought, pick-ups and drop offs to be made.  It was more fun to have her along for the ride. 

Saturday and Sunday we had a couple of extra little people along for the ride.  We were taking care of our friend's adorable little boys.  Meeting everyone's needs was a bit of a juggling act, but we did it!  It's an early bedtime tonight.

My thirteen year old met up with some friends to see the Hunger Games.  This was the first time that we let her go to the movies without an adult in charge. She had a great time.

My eight year old loved playing "big brother" all weekend.  That is, until some his Lego creations were accidentally destroyed. ; )  He still loves his little buddy though.

We couldn't have asked for better weather.   A good thing, because the park is where it's at when you have three busy little boys to entertain.

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I could eat that salad every day too! It looks so good.
PS You look like your Mom. And I bet you knew that.

March 25, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterMichelle

What a lovely time you all had!

My dd goes to the movies with friends, although I am usually very strict about other things. We used to go to the movies every Sunday when we were about 9-12, and oh the horrors we saw! Grizzly, Breaker Morant, Towering Inferno ... my mother had no idea, and the cinema owner obviously had no concern. I still have nightmares about some of those movies. But others were wonderful, and I'll always remember the smells of the old theatre, and buying chips ...

I hope Grace liked Hunger Games better than I did :-)

March 25, 2012 | Unregistered Commentersarah

Michelle, Yes, I look like my mom. ; ) Especially now that I got my hair cut.
Sarah- I watched the worst movies with my friends when I was Grace's age. My mom never even knew. It was always at other people's houses. That was back when the horror film genre was popular. Some of those images were really hard to get out of my head. Grace did like the Hunger Games. : )

March 28, 2012 | Registered CommenterDawn

The strong beauty runs true in the family. And I would know Grace's lovely feet anywhere now. I was always very strict, not only about movies, but TV. Strong experiences on a young brain. And I have scenes in my head I wish I'd never seen. I kinda wanted my kids never to have to say that. Hunger Games, from what I've heard - way too violent for me. But then - you know - I'm me.

I honestly could eat the same thing every day for a long time if I loved the tastes. And now that I'm semi-retired, I can. And sometimes I do.

March 29, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterK

Kristen- Hunger Games is not my usual kind of book and/or movie either. But I ended up reading the books and loving them. Then Grace read the books and loved them too. The violence is part of a social commentary and underscores the true ugliness of some of the injustices present in society today. I haven't seen the movie myself yet. But Grace did say it was very violent. And I'm glad that you're you, and that you're willing to speak wisdom into my life. I do listen to you.

March 30, 2012 | Registered CommenterDawn

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