Friday, September 28, 2012

Weekend Recap

So glad Friday's here. It's been a particularly long week to me. Not sure why, but being home a few night with the kids alone makes those days really long. Some bright spots of the week..

My oldest competed in his first ever cross-country meet. Hundreds of kids. There were about 300 in his race alone! Such a blast to watch and cheer him on!

We are having some fabulous weather here in the Bay Area. Loved the late afternoon rays and the ducks at Central Park in Santa Clara where the meet was held.

 I spent many days as a young girl feeding the ducks with my grandfather at this same place. Good vibes here.

My younger son ran for president of his fifth grade class last week. 

He didn't win, but hey the posters he crafted were pretty cool! 

He did get class representative though and brought me home this gem from his ceramics class.

A cat cup! I love it's tail and whiskers. These are the things that I value most of all. :)

And in other news I got out to a fun school benefit lunch last week at the lovely Testarossa Vineyard in Los Gatos put on by the Doves Club. Another wonderful September day. I have to pinch myself to be so lucky to live in such a gorgeous area of the world.

My friend Wendy enjoying the wine.

The gorgeous venue of Testarossa. More moms below..
 Shauna, Juel and Rachael above. My pal Mindy and I below.

The great part about this fundraiser is you can direct exactly what school you would like your money to go to. Nice.

Yesterday my dad brought me this... Behold the bounty of my father's garden. And this is after I shared with neighbors... Yes, we are blessed to have an amazing dad who can grow anything. Those tomatoes are delicious people. We are talking sweet! I am ruined for any boughten tomatoes and peppers.

Can you believe he grew all these in containers? Only thing is...Dad, I guess we'll be eating tomatoes for a week or so at least. This is my third batch from his backyard or shall we say gentleman's farm? (I keep hearing realtors use that term about orchard on a property- kinda funny. Trying to make old bunch of fruit trees sound high brow -you know?)

When life gives me tomatoes I make something like this... I just chop them, add course salt, olive oil, basil, and anything else that's around. This was my version of an Italian bread salad..

This weekend we are headed to a friend's house for family movie night. Sometimes it's so nice to go to another's home for an evening.  And then my peeps ( i.e. my child labor force), don't know it, but I've got a painting project planned that they are going to help with. He he...

Hope you have some fun plans and grab those Fall sunbeams..


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  1. Kim,

    Those tomatoes look gorgeous. I love that your son ran for President. I got your e-mail, and I'll write you back. I just discovered blog lovin, too, and I put you in there now. It's only reserved for blogs that I want to interact with and my personal finds. My google dashboard got insane.


  2. Hi Kim,

    Wow! What a bounty of tomatoes! You must be so proud of your kids :) The fund raiser looked like lots of fun.. you girls look gorgeous!!

    Have a wonderful weekend.


  3. What a fun weekend!
    That cat cup is darling.
    And your dad is so kind to give you all those yummy red treats from his garden. Those peppers really look healthy and much bigger than the ones I have grown in the past.
    That is great about your son running cross country and how wonderful that your younger son ran for president of his class. I hope he tries again next year!

    Have a terrific rest of your Monday. Isn't this weather scorching?? Hurry up fall :)


  4. Lots of goodness doing on with your family and friends. Good on you son for running for Prez - the posters got my vote. And you look fabulous in that piccy with your friend

  5. Was "oldest" son, is it Max? (I winch) Was he happy with his time?

    Griffin was a good man to put his hat into the political ring - coming up with class rep may prove to be a job that's more fun.

    Ditto on the cute Moms in your group! :-)

    Off subject:
    What do you think may be happening with your comments not posting on my blog? I get the email notice, but the last three have not shown up in my comments.

  6. That salad looks amazing! Thanks for sharing this post!

  7. Finally catching up on your blogs! Missed them!

  8. Catching up on blogs here too, lucky you to be gifted with tomatoes and peppers! Mom gave me a ton of tomatoes to use up, but she didn't have luck with the peppers this year.