It is a newly released hybrid brand apple that debuted in 2009. It is a pinkish apple consisting of a yellow background that is intermittent with red coloration. The surface of the apple has several distinguishing visual characteristics, with freckle-like white lenticels.
So we tried an expensive apple today…the SweeTango apple…not Sweet Tango apple. I have to get that right. It is quite delicious, and tart but sweet and has a hint of spice at the end. The boys loved it. And why wouldn’t they love an almost $2 apple? I ask you?
As you can tell by my face, I’m in love with the month of October. My favorite cereals come out to play for the only time during the year, my wife made my office another cake – they are so lucky, we got to hold and love on our friends’ baby, we rode bikes and generally had a perfectly imperfect yet relaxing Sunday. The weather has been amazing for the last few days, and I am actually enjoying clothes and getting out and about to run even the simplest of errands. Heather is in full planning mode for her trip with her mom, and so as much time as we can we are spending it with our pups and soaking in the change from this long summer to fall and into the holiday season. I feel so blessed with ever silly and perfect moment I have with her and these two pups. I can’t wait for the days ahead…
Well, some Wednesdays come up pretty close to perfect. I slipped in a late lunch at my favorite, Tokyo Cafe for an amazing Bento box that had amazing flavors. Hunted for treats, preferably Japanese. And! I was surprised by a package in the mail from my good friend Angela! So amazing to have friends like these. It’s been a full day, and some certain little Pekingese won’t leave my side. I think our house feels to coming of fall – and I’m ready for fall clothes! I am real into plaid these days, and am on the autumn hunt for plaid, plaid, plaid! But all this in a day and Bo came home with a sprained ankle, so the day became night and I have been babying him (he tries to act like he is tough, but he loves the attention), made some cookies, and finally sat down. Needless to say I am ready for the weekend, and the japanese street fair in Dallas, and who knows – maybe the State Fair?!
So, you may know that this past weekend was my wonderful wife Heather’s birthday. Honestly, I cannot say enough good things about this woman whom I love. I will gladly risk sounding too mushy to tell you that she is without a doubt a person whom is worthy of praise and well wishes. She is beautiful, kind, adventurous, loving, funny, loyal, a good daughter, an amazing friend and a wonderful wife. She is my partner in life and most every good thing in our life is from something she dreams up. So, it was fitting that myself and our families would step it up this year and give her a birthday that expressed our love. From a lot of Japanese food, to Totoro cakes, many sweet treats, to Hello Kitty, to shopping and shoes, to handbags and yes, an Electric Bicycle from her parents – this week we did our best to show our love to this woman we all love. Here is to the next year, may it be even better than the last.
No, seriously, look ma! I got dressed and I have NO stress hives on my face. That’s been a a little problem for about a week. It seems as though they have moved to my knees and that’s all right with me folks!
But besides a few hives, we started celebrating my 29th birthday over a dinner with my extra family last weekend and that was nice and sweet and lovely. But, this weekend I get to love on my family…and love on them I will! it really is the best gift I could get. But enough about me! We also celebrated Clio turning 5 months big, and we all got teary eyed. Yes, we looked at all of his puppy puppy photos…and then held him and Emory and looked at Mr. Em’s puppy photos! Eventually, we got a hold of ourselves. It’s been a good week all in all, and it was nice to take part of the central market dollar roses Bo bought me on a whim and made a little arrangement…because a girl needs a lot of flowers, right? So, here is to the coming weekend, with all its celebrating and food and family. I’m a lucky gal. A lucky girl with no hives!
This was our first time going to the 23rd Annual Asian Festival in Dallas, and let me tell you, it was more than worth the free admission and $5 parking! No, but really, it was a lot of fun. Pork on a stick, the adorable kid dancers, perfectly refreshing boba/bubble tea from Delish Bubble Tea in McKinney, finding the perfect Totoro to take home, posing with said Totoro everywhere and generally having a great time on the first truly warm day of the year.
We even continued our current Pinkberry obsession as we searched the Dallas area for all things Studio Ghibli. We finally made it by Anime Pop which is a wonderful stop for all things anime. A very hot, yet fun, but still quite dorky way to start up the summer!
While we try to visit New Orleans every few months, this was our first time to City Park in the northern part of the city. The park is a beautiful and very large 1400 acre complex that has something for everyone. We got the sounds of Jazz Fest brass bands, echos of The Black Keys on the main stage, actors performing Shakespeare in the park, we got some bicycle riding in, enjoyed the fresh air, people watching among the always kind people of NOLA and New Orleans Museum of Art Sculpture Garden. The great joy of New Orleans is always the feeling you get when you arrive and you hear that random and unexpected music playing in the air and the city comes alive. It’s a great place to be, and can we just say how we had the best grilled cheese of our entire life at Il Posto in Uptown. A great first day back in our favorite city. More to come…..
(And lastly, can I just say that these new shoes I purchased are the most bike friendly shoes I own!)
We’ve been super busy over here. And loving every.minute.of it!
P.S. Cinnamon Sugar Popovers, are a must. Give them a try if you are up for deliciousness.