February 2009

The weather this weekend was just like spring.  Winter is my least favorite time of year.  I never get the full on seasonal affective disorder business; however, after about three weeks of winter, I’m done.  I’m sick of the cold.  I’m sick of the dormant plants and trees.  And although the majority of my wardrobe is gray, I’m sick of gray.  So, when the weather hit the 60s and 70s this weekend, we made the most of it. 

Flip Flop Weather by you.

Pardon the pale feet, but I had to break out the flip flops.  We grilled dinner outside for my parents and Missy on Friday night,  kept the windows open all day, and spent a lot of time swinging and sliding.  Come on spring!  The Green’s are ready for you! 

Smile in the Sunset by you.

Wanna Play Bubbles? by you.

Gaby and Ike Playing by you.

Almost Spring by you.


arch in sunset by you.

I took this shot driving into St. Louis last weekend.  Mom, Jessie, Missy, and I drove up there for our girls’ weekend.  We had a lot of fun.  First on the agenda was looking at wedding and bridesmaid dresses for Missy.  This was a fun and mostly successful trip. 

Then we did some shopping at the Frontenac Plaza.  I could have really done some damage at Sur la Table and Williams Sonoma; however, I practiced some restraint and only picked up items we needed.  (Oh, and a cookbook I’ve been eyeing for months.)  We then had to book it to check into the hotel, make our dinner reservations, and make the play. 

Girls' Weekend by you.

We ate dinner at a fusion tapas restaurant called Mosaic.  It was so good.  I described it to Mitch as a meal made up with Quick Fire Challenges from Top Chef.  It was fabulous chick food, and the sangria was yummy too. 

Outside of the Fox by you.

Please excuse the out of focus picture, we were almost running to get into the theatre with time to use the ladies room.  The play was good.  We saw Legally Blond this year.  I think we all agreed, it was good and very, very pink.  However, it was no Wicked

Great Breakfast by you.

We found this place for breakfast called Rooster.  The food was outstanding.  I ordered a crepe filled with German-style sausage, cooked apples, and white cheddar cheese.  It was a little spicy and had a great sweet/salty combination.  So good.  I tried to get some food pictures, but again I was having some camera issues. 

What a Ham by you.

So Big by you.

Near the Arch Entrance by you.

Then we walked off (at least that’s what we told ourselves) our breakfast walking to the Arch.  I can’t wait for Gaby to be old enough to go with us on our girls’ weekends.  This was so much fun!  I can’t wait for the next one.

Gab: Hey, Mommy!

Me: Yes?

Gab: Missy comin’ over.

Me: Really, Missy’s coming over? That’s right, she might come over on Friday.

Gab: She bringin’ domamoes. (I guess dominoes is a mouth-full for my two-year-old.)

Me: OK, maybe she’ll bring her dominoes.

Gab: Missy kind of gorgeous. 

Me: Missy’s kind of gorgeous?

Gab: Yes, Missy kind of gorgeous. 

Cue uncontrolled laughter from Mitch and I, a hug for Gaby, and a call to Missy to fill her in on Gaby’s plan for the weekend.  With Missy moving to Oklahoma, we will definitely have to plan a trip in June when session is over and she’s settled in her new place. 

Gaby and Missy by you.