Last Thursday through Sunday, we had Triana up for a visit and what a time we had! After picking her up at the airport, we took Triana to the Wayside Restaurant for a lovely lunch and a maple creme pie. I would like to point out that this is also a very child friendly restaurant--not always easy to find! Friday, after we picked Fiona up from school, we all went out for pizza, then down to King Arthur Flour and the Montshire Science Museum. At King Arthur, I got some faboo blue-iridescent sugar and food coloring made by Americolor, the red of which I'll be using on Ellen Aim's wedding cake (hey, she wants a red cake!). I also got some Whole Grain Chocolate Fudge Waffle Mix. Ok, look, I never EVAH buy a baking mix, but Triana has given me some of their mixes, and I love to use whole grains in my baking (and King Arthur is really pushing the whole grains in their products, I suspect because they have a whole grain cookbook out now.) You know, for a non-yeasted waffle batter, it is totally scrumptious. Triana also bought me this whisk. It looks very cool and I can't wait to use it! Doug made fried chicken either Friday or Saturday night. It's all a blur. I think it was Saturday. I can't remember everything, I may have to come back to this post and add on things!
Saturday Triana and I dashed to Vermont Chocolatiers, then everyone went to the farmer's market, Ben and Jerry's factory outlet, and the Adams Apple Orchard and Farm Market for apple picking. Sunday we just chilled because it was cold and rainy. Doug and Fiona went to the open house at the school while Sophia and I took Triana back to the airport :( Oh well, we'll get to see her at Ellen Aim's wedding in a few weeks! Expect plenty of blog enteries about the anxiety of taking a trip with two energetic kids. I really am looking forward to it, though. We haven't been to Texas in far too long.
By the way, my MySpace profile has now been made private, so if you want to see it, I believe I either have to add you or you have to invite me. I am not sure; I'm still figuring it out. If you don't want to bother, don't worry. It will remain fairly static, I'm sure, and you won't miss anything if you just stick to this blog.