Swimming and yummy food shopping – weekend recap

It was nice, laidback weekend around here.

On Friday, Ava and I went to a friend of our’s 2nd birthday party at the rec center. We had snacks and cupcakes and then all went swimming. Ava got to wear her new bathing suit (which I must say is super cute on her). She was a bit apprehensive about going in the water at first. The kiddie pool was really crowded when we first got there. It seemed school let out early that day or something because there were a LOT of kids there. But it thinned out a bit and Ava ventured in on her own time. Once she got in the water, she had a lot of fun splashing around, cheering kids on as they went down the little slide, and even went down the slide a few times herself (while holding mama’s hand). I think we’ll have to get her swimming more often. The last time we went was over the summer at an outdoor pool. It had been too long!

Friday night, Jody got back from San Francisco, where he’d been for three days on business. He had a good time and got to see the city a bit this time and wants us all to go back there sometime so he can show me and Ava around. I don’t know if that will happen anytime soon, but it would be nice to go someday. I’ve never been to California.

On Saturday we did very little. Stayed home, washed diapers. Jody attempted to fix our dishwasher which is no longer draining. Ugh. Hmmm, not much else.

Today we went grocery shopping at Wild Oats (a natural foods store), where I got a variety of foods to make some new (to me) vegetarian recipes this week. :) The store is a bit of a drive for us – about 30 min. away – but I seemed to do pretty good with the amount of food I bought for the money I paid so it was worth it. I hate that organic foods cost so much more than conventional, but like someone previously said, you pay for it now, or pay for it later. I’m pretty excited to try out these new recipes (some which came from Running2Ks and Miriam).

For dinner tonight I made vegetarian chili using a recipe a new friend gave me. It turned out really good. I’ll post the recipe this week. :)

Tonight we watched Desperate Housewives and “Hitch” and now are about to call it a night.

I think I’m getting (or have) a cold. I started with a sore throat yesterday and have had a bit of a runny nose today. I’ve been using Zicam (anyone have any luck with that?) today and hope it helps me get rid of the cold fast.

Hope everyone had a nice weekend. I have a bit more to write about, but I’ll save that for later. :) G’night.