Sunday, May 31, 2009

Saturday, May 30, 2009

Thursday, May 28, 2009


I'm all for modesty, but this is too much.

*this is a swim suit.

Wednesday, May 27, 2009

Quite Contrary.

We finished putting in the garden this weekend. We planted tomatoes, beans, cucumbers, pumpkins, zuchini and eggplant. I am looking forward to working in the dirt and especially the harvest. This is our "trial" year so we'll see what happens but we're excited at the prospect. The kids were fascinated by the idea of the manure. You mean it's good for the garden??

Calvin: "How are we going to keep Nala out of the garden?"
Me: "Hm, I don't think she'll bother it."
Calvin: "But sometimes she comes back here and manures."

Another reason to look forward to the fall.

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Tuesday, May 26, 2009

Weekend at Grammi's

We had a great time at Grammi and Grandpa's this weekend. It was the opening day of Bass season, a holiday on par with Christmas in the Onofrio household. The men caught a lot of fish while Lucy, Grammi and I went to "Mooville." Mooville is a dairy farm with a petting farm and a creamery where you can buy fresh ice cream, cheese, milk and a lot of other "stuff." We had such a fun time, we played with the animals and stopped at Garage Sales.

Dad fried up the fish, which were delicious! That night Grammi and Nana put Lucy's hair in rag rollers. The curls the next morning were adorable. Her hair is so fine, like mine, so some of them fell out in the night but the result was pretty sweet.

Lucy spent the night at Grammi and Grandpa's Sunday night and Tony and I SLEPT IN!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Monday, May 25, 2009

Old McLucy

That was then,

This is now.

I am shocked to see how much Lucy has changed in the last year. We were lucky to get to participate in Spencer's field trip last week. Lucy LOVED the animals. I think she has some connection with them...she just gets this adoring look in her eyes when she sees them. She wasn't intimidated by the "big kids," at all. I'm going to try the Domino Petting Zoo next and am really excited to see the new petting zoo opening next month at the Toledo Zoo.

Can I move in?

She was days from giving birth, when Lucy got up to the gate she kept saying, "hi, hi, hi pig."

On a related note, I just finished the book, Fifty Acres and a Poodle. It was very good. I read the condensed version and would like to read the full length book. It was a fun, light read about a city girl who has a "farm dream." Something I fancy in myself. I can't wait to have a chicken coop.

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Tuesday, May 19, 2009

Vote for Lucy!

I entered Lucy in a cute kid contest. I can only vote once, and not once a day, once. So please go to this link: click on "contact," and vote for Lucy, lucky number 13!

Thanks everyone!
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Friday, May 15, 2009


Lucy is officially in Nursery! Tony and I sat in Sunday School and looked at eachother like, "what do we do now?" I guess we actually pay attention to the lesson.

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Monday, May 11, 2009

Lu at the Zoo

For Mother's Day, Tony and Lucy took me to one of my very favorite places; the Toledo Zoo. We had so much fun. Lucy woke up Saturday morning saying, "Animo?"
We started at the back of the zoo, with the Aquarium.
It was love-at-first-sight. Lucy was enthralled. When we left the aquarium, she cried. Whenever we saw an exhibit with a water feature, she said, "fishies."
We went back through the aquarium at the end. I guess a trip to Chicago is in our future.

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Why does stuff like this make me cry???

Thursday, May 07, 2009

Have you tried this?

078/365Image by ladybugbkt via Flickr

It's like eating banana bread for breakfast.

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Wednesday, May 06, 2009

You're getting hungry...very hungry...

You know that yummy French Bread recipe I put up here from Like Karen with and "M?" Well, a friend of mine tried it and she turned it into garlic bread. I had to try it with our Italian dinner on Sunday. The bread was the showpiece of the meal. We had consumed half the loaf before the rest of the dinner was even finished baking.

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