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.
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!
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........