CHAPTER 1: Getting Boo’ed
When we came downstairs this morning we found a bag on our front doorstep. Porter was so excited and was saying “Someone BOO’ed me! I got Boo’ed!” Of course all day he kept asking for candy…. yay. LOL!
CHAPTER 2: Setting the stage with pumpkins
We put our pumpkins out on our front walk today. (Thank you, Dave, for buying them for us yesterday!) I am going for this kind of look, but I think I’ll need to pick up more smaller, squattier pumpkins and stack some along the walk to achieve something similar to that picture.
CHAPTER 3: My boys. My sweet, sweet boys
After a not-so-hot session yesterday (I hate sessions that don’t go so well… they’re bound to happen now and then but I seriously hate how it crushes my ambition!) I decided to bust out the camera and take a few shots of my kiddos. Hudson was in a great mood so I called Porter up to join him. P threw a fit for about 10 minutes because he wanted to keep playing in the basement. By the time I got him upstairs and stopped his tantrum, Hudson was whiny and done with being my little model. Go figure.
CHAPTER 4: Wine tasting
LeeAnn invited me along with a few of her friends to go wine tasting. I’d never been, and I really had no idea what kind of wine I liked. figured it’d be nice to know a few wines I like and keep some on hand. We went to 3 wineries… St. Julian, Cherry Creek and Sandhill Crane Vineyards.
At St. Julian we were allowed 6 samples. I tried a St. J Merlot ’05 (YUCK), Concord Wine (pretty good), Blue Heron (ok), Sauterne (too pineapple-y); White Heron (ok) and St. J Riesling ’06(so-so). I didn’t buy anything here.
At Cherry Creek, I liked all 3 wines I tasted. I tried Summer Breeze, a white wine. And I tried Cranberry Passion, a fruit wine. And I ended up purchasing Rosies Rose’ (which also has a cute label!).
Our third stop (which ended up being our last) was the Sandhill Crane Vineyard. They let you sample every wine on their list… they start at the dry and end up at the dessert wines. I have found I don’t like dry wines. I like a few of the semi-dry and I loved 2 of the dessert wines. We tasted over 20 wines at this winery… by the end I was feeling flushed and definitely not wanting to hit up the fourth planned winery! My favorite wines here were the Heriloom Apple, Blushing Crane, CraneBerry and Raspberry. Of course after tasting the CraneBerry, I realized it was $30/bottle and I really hadn’t planned to spend anything at all.
I want to go back for a couples date-night and taste just the wines I gave a thumbs up to and maybe pick up a few bottles of the CraneBerry for Thanksgiving to eat with cheesecake. I seriously have no idea anything about wines… Michelle, maybe you can give some suggestions on kinds that might be up my alley?
CHAPTER 5: More crazy Porter tales
Ryan called me while I was out and said…. “Its a good thing you bought that Flip Video. I used it today. And if I used it, you know I have a good story for you…” Oh sheesh….. Well, turns out I *thought* I had put Porter down for a nap before leaving. Ryan went to get Hudson when he woke from his nap and heard Porter in the guest room. He had drawn all over himself with blue permanant marker. Ry got it on video… Porter kept saying “Because I just had to…”
CHAPTER 6: And now joining us at the big table is…
Hudson is getting to be such a big boy… especially seeing him next to Addisen, who was the same size as him at birth. Its amazing how fast they grow in just a few short months. Hudson was having a rare cranky day- not sure if it is teething or what, but he wanted to be held way too much today. I managed to occupy him while I made dinner, but of course when it was time to eat he wanted to be held. So, I got out Porter’s old booster chair and let Hudson sit in it at the dinner table with us. He did great! I put a blanket in the sides beside him so he didn’t slide to either side. He loved sitting across from Porter- he was entranced by him!
CHAPTER 7: Blog World Meets Real World 2009
I’ve begun organizing the BWMRW 2009 trip. I am so excited for another girls weekend getaway! Now if only my money tree would grow…