Thursday, July 23, 2009

City Garden

While Tullaia was at Cooking/Art Camp in Soulard, the boys and I ventured downtown to explore the new garden.
What a wonderful use of funds and space!
Here is the website...

Wednesday, July 22, 2009


Since we put them in the basement, they have been severely neglected. We have a compost bin out back as well and it seems to get fed more. The worm numbers have risen and dwindled several times. Tonight i prevented major tragedy. Hopefully I've made them happy enough to make more babies.

Sunday, July 19, 2009

Shaw Nature Reserve

Old Gravestone Died 1835

What an exquisite day... I am continually amazed by God and his beautiful imagination. We ventured through prairies, savanna, woodlands, wetlands, old cemeteries, and serpentine walls.

Thursday, July 16, 2009

Birthday Girl

Today is Tullaia's 7th birthday!
Tullaia planned the dinner menu for tonight. We had bacon quiche, salad (with bacon), and brownies topped with marshmallow fluff. Afterward, we dressed fancy, left the little boys at home and went to the Chocolate Bar in Lafayette Square.
It has been a wonderful 7 years with a sweet and loving girl!

Monday, July 13, 2009

Big Changes

Tullaia lost her first tooth.
We sold the crib and glider on Craigslist.
Avery is in a big boy bed.
We got a puppy.

All in 24 hours. (And Unexpectedly)


Our steamy exploration around the World's Fair Pavilion ended with ring pops provided by Harold.

Wednesday, July 8, 2009

Free Swim Lessons

We take free swim lessons at Marquette pool. They are taught by the Red Cross. We have had a wonderful experience so far and the kids can swim.
The classes continue until August. They even have a baby pool for Avery and I.

Tuesday, July 7, 2009

Black-eyed Susan

They are in full-bloom and have volunteered all over the yard.

Early Morning Ride

Bee Balm in City Savannah

The savanna is a rare natural area in Missouri. It is a prairie with trees scattered amidst a thick cover of grasses and wildflowers.
We happen to have one across the street. I think it is pretty neat to see city buildings as a backdrop to the savanna.

Thursday, July 2, 2009

Highway 40 Progress

We are very excited for the highway to open up again. Many reasons why...
Folks cut through our neighborhood to get around the closure. Unfortunately this means lots of cars in a hurry. Most days we are nearly hit by an over-zealous driver. Many are oblivious to the near-tragedy, some are sorry, and others honk.

Why would you honk at a pedestrian who properly crosses the street at a crosswalk after waiting their turn?

Today it was chilly in the A.M. A nice change of pace.