July 27, 2010

Happy Birthday Daddy!

What a wonderful weekend we had!

It started out with dinner on Friday with my Mom, Judy and Sue. Maggie was such a trooper - staying out much later than usual! She played with the placemat and the menus and was happy as a clam! Although the food and service left something to be desired, we had a nice time visiting with the ladies.

Saturday we had friends over for a bbq to celebrate Rob turning 31. It was a sunny day (Finally! It has been one of the coldest/greyest summers since I've been in SD!) so we cleaned the house a bit and then took Maggie and PJ for a walk in the canyon. Maggie didn't love the bumpy ride - but once we got back onto 'solid' ground, she was happy. PJ loved getting to smell the plethora of smells that is the canyon, so he was definitely happy! We shopped and cooked, and made a special summer cocktail - a strawberry basil mohito. We had a great night just hanging out with friends, eating, and playing. Maggie had a blast watching Rhea chase PJ around all night! ;) PJ did so good with her - he's growing up! And Rhea loved taking photos... here's one she took of her new best friend:

On Sunday Maggie and I lazed around while Rob had some fun with electronics. He bought himself a new speaker for the TV, and it sounds great. (It only took two trips to Fry's! ;o) But he looked at the bright side and said "At least now I know a lot more about this than I did before!" We were just happy to be hanging out together as a family and doing things at our own pace. A nice change for us, and we think we'll try to make weekends like this more often!


  1. Can you post your Strawberry Basil Mojito recipe? That sounds delicious and my garden is full of basil at the moment. Happy Birthday to Rob!

  2. Strawberry Basil Mojito

    3 fresh strawberries
    3-5 fresh basil leaves
    2 oz. simple syrup
    2 oz. white rum
    crushed ice
    club soda
    Slice the strawberries and place at the bottom of a tall glass along with the basil leaves. Pour in the simple syrup and muddle the mixture. Stir in the rum and top with crushed ice. Top off with club soda and garnish with strawberry slices

    Enjoy! It's so refreshing!