Monday, May 25, 2009

Memorial Day

Three day weekends are so fabulous even with a terrible cold. I had a horrible cold this weekend but I managed to sneak in some naps in between our fun.

I was so pleased to see so many people flying flags this Memorial Day weekend and posting on Facebook about thankfulness to those that have served our country. Billy is a veteran of the first Gulf War, my grandmother was an army nurse in Pearl Harbor when it was bombed and grandparents on both sides of our family fought for our country. I am so glad we have a day set aside to remember all that these people have done for us to have the privileged lives that we have today. Happy Memorial Day!

On Saturday night, we celebrated May birthdays with Billy's side of the family. We had such a great dinner and enjoyed being together. AnnaKate got her "Lou-Lou" fix and loved being with her cousins. Billy's mom, Lou-Lou, has this Robot dog that AnnaKate just loves. Here she is playing with it.

On Sunday, we went to my dad's to cook-out and swim. We could not believe that AnnaKate remembered the pool from last summer. She walked right over to the gate and pointed at it with longing in her eyes. But once we put her feet into the chilly water she thought twice about swimming in May. Hopefully, the water will warm up soon. She did enjoy the water table and baby pool.

Oops...too chilly!
Check out her little Crocs...
AnnaKate was not too sure about the watermelon. That's ok...I had a plan for the leftovers!!

Last weekend, Billy and I went to the neatest Mojito bar. Billy had the most wonderful melon mojito and I knew that I was going to have to work hard to try and imitate it. We gathered up all the ingredients and had a taste test tonight. It was just as wonderful or maybe even better than the one at the Latin bar. So I will share my recipe with you. A perfect end to a wonderful weekend!

Melon Mojito

4 lime wedges
5 mint leaves
1/2 ounce simple syrup

Muddle these ingredients in a shaker

1 ounce watermelon puree (strained)
3 ounces Bacardi Grand Melon rum


Pour into an iced glass (with sugar rim if you desire), and top with bubbly (club soda, Sprite or Sierra Mist)
Garnish with lime and mint
Enjoy the taste of summer!

Have a great week! Only 8 days of school left.....ahhh........


Girlfrog said...

Sorry you don't feel great. We will be trying that watermelon mojito. It looks and sounds delicious!

For some reason crocs are cute when they are so small. It's when they are bigger that they aren't so cute!

Anonymous said...

I knew it wouldn't take you long to come up with a Melon Mojito of your own. I expect one the next time I see you.
Sorry I missed Sunday it looks like AK had fun.

I started my week with an AK fix!!

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Jennifer said...

What a bummer to be sick over a long weekend, but the weather wasn't the greatest either...oh well.

Cute pics of AnnaKate and I can't blame her for not wanting to get in the pool...what's up with this cold weather we've been having?

The drinks sound great and I love the signing videos. Max watched them with me and liked them too! :)

The Green Family said...

love the pictures of annakate! she is too cute!

and the mojito looks wonderful! It has no calories right? I am going to tell myself that when I make one this weekend!

Anonymous said...

Did NOT know Billy was a vet too...what a wonderful blessing to have him serve and have him home. Thank you Billy! And thank you Kel for the Mojito recipe...when's Friday!?

Jen F

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Jessica said...

Anna Kate is so precious! I'll have to try that melon mojito recipe ASAP!

Anonymous said...

Hi Kelly,

My son is in AnnaKate's class at the Meyer Center. I just found your blog-I had no idea that you blogged :) Anyway, just wanted to say Hi and see how AK is feeling.

I am going to try your mojito recipe tomorrow evening while we celebrate our May birthdays! Thanks for sharing!

(Sam Farrell's Mom)

Kelly said...

Max didn't care for watermelon either. Who doesn't like watermelon!?! Looks like your family had a great Memorial Day weekend (other than not feeling the best)! Kelly F

Anonymous said...

Trying to get another AK fix, I just noticed the bow. Even in her swim attire she has a bow in her hair. She is so prissy.

That just made me think - she is walking - is it prissy poof time? I have held off for so long its got to be time now!?!?

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