Thursday, September 23, 2010

Nethery Visit

Friday, we had lunch at Groucho's, a Columbia landmark, and then walked over to TicToc Candy Shop.  Houston has plenty of fun candy shops, so this was just a fun treat.

We spent the rest of the day on Friday at home catching up and playing.  Olivia was happy to introduce Shannon and Reagan to our neighbors.  Once Will got home from work, Blakely and I finalized our plans for a Mom's Night Out.  We had planned to go to Cellar on Greene for a glass of wine and then head next door to Mr. Friendly's for dinner.  Turns out that Mr. Friendly's was super-crowded because it was Parents' Weekend at USC.  So, we sat at the bar at COG and chatted up the bartender who introduced us to some fun wines.  Dinner at COG was surprisingly delicious - I thought it was just a wine bar, but everything on the menu looked so good that it was hard to choose.  We ended up with their tuna nachos, warm carb-parmesan dip and lobster mac & cheese.

McIver and Shannon entertained themselves in the dirt at Olivia's 1st soccer game.

Let's just say it's still a good thing that our girls just play for fun and don't seem to really care about winning.

We had a little change of plans on Saturday because we weren't able to get back up to the lake as planned.  Everyone was happy with a trip to EdVenture...

The art room kept everyone occupied for a good long time.

They all loved running around and climbing in Eddie.

We also had a surprise trip to the Krispy Kreme doughnut factory.  Smiles all around!

The only shot of Blakely and me all weekend.

Dinner on Saturday night at The Mellow Mushroom was great fun.  USC was playing Furman Saturday night so we were able to just walk right in and get a table.  

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