Weekend Wrap-Up

I wonder how many posts I have in my archives with that title.  Things that make you go hmmmmm.

This weekend was FULL, let me tell you.  We kicked off the weekend revelry with what is quickly becoming our Friday night family tradition — watching Jamie Oliver’s Food Revolution with our kids.  Are you watching?  What do you think?  I love the concept.  The show itself is over-produced and full of itself, (thank you, Ryan I-Never-Sleep Seacrest) but the message is loud and clear, and what I love about it is that it is on a major network.  People are talking about it.  Things are bound to change for the better, and it’s high time.

I also love the opportunity it gives me to discuss these issues with my kids, although the trick is finding a balance between making them aware of what they put in their bodies (my son forced himself to eat collard greens the other night, not because I made him, because I don’t make my kids eat anything, but because, as he explained when we inquired, “It’s healthy.”) and making them into judgmental little jerks around their friends.  That’s a work in progress.

On Saturday, we all got up bright and early, and my husband took the girls along with my son to his Little League Opening Day festivities.

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Little League Opening Day Spring 2010

Me?  I hopped in the car and picked up Sarah and headed to Drexel Hill for the MomSpace Philadelphia Mom Blogger Event, where I spoke on a panel with my good friends Mindi, Cecily, Colleen, and Whitney.

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Whitney, me, Colleen, Mindi, Shannon

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Denise and Sarah

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Colleen, Shannon, Whitney, and me

The event was great fun, and of course I could talk blogging all day long, but I had to jump up and run as soon as the speaking portion was over because I had plans to meet Kellyn, a long time blogging buddy who flew in from Minnesota for a good friend’s baby shower.  Girl has never seen the ocean.  Seriously, when she told me that it almost brought tears to my eyes.  But I’m getting ahead of myself.

Somehow Sarah and I managed to get lost in my old stomping grounds and eventually found the Panera where Melissa, Megan and Kellyn had already been visiting for an hour.  A day late and a dollar short, that’s my motto.

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Melissa, Kellyn, Megan, me

We still got plenty of time to visit before Kellyn took off, and once again I was reminded how very cool the blogging community is.  I absolutely love meeting people in person that I’ve been reading and chatting with online.  And of course it’s always nice to be reassured that we aren’t all axe murderers masquerading as desperate housewives, as our husbands once feared.

Sunday was anchored by two trips to church and some nice relaxation time in between.  I spent the afternoon reading an eBook on eating real food on a budget, and I can’t WAIT to share it with you.  I’ve learned so much already.  So stay tuned!

What about you?  What did you do this weekend??