Tuesday, August 17, 2010

Been Lazy, Been Busy Part III

Not only did we have a great time celebrating a birthday this summer but we also received the super exciting news that Bill's youngest brother and his wife, Joe and Lauren, are expecting their first child at the end of January. (I attached the announcement from Joe's new position for those of you that haven't seen it yet via Facebook). Joe and Lauren, who are relocating back to Chicago from Nashville, visited recently St. Louis so the local Henskes took the opportunity to celebrate with them.

Monday, August 16, 2010

Been Lazy, Been Busy Part II

In July, Mom Henske celebrated a birthday so we decided to celebrate it Obama-style by going to Pi Pizzeria in Kirkwood for a special pizza lunch. We all also admired (and posed for a number of photos around and with) the beautifully tasty trademarked Garfield and friends cookie bouquet sent to Mom Henske from Aunt Pat in El Paso.

Caught Giving Their Best Gorilla Impression (4 Above)

Pi Pizzeria is Fun! (3 Above)

Lovin' the Cookies! (4 Above)

Sunday, August 15, 2010

Been Lazy, Been Busy Part I

Wow. This summer has come and gone. Yeah, I know, I say that every year. But, this year it is with a little more regret than usual. I had several big goals for this summer that went unfulfilled. One was to get into shape (at least a little). Failed. One was to be a more active blogger. Failed. One was to get around town and do more (hence the goal to be a more active blogger). Failed. One was to read a few more books. Failed. That said, it was a great, great summer too so I have lots to share with you. Here is what I'll call "Been Lazy, Been Busy, Part I."

(Above) The annual World's Largest Catsup Bottle Festival is always a small-town hoot! Here's our yearly "Willa as a Bottle of Catsup" photo. Enjoy.

(Above) We saw the exhibit "The Mourners, Tomb Sculptures from the Court of Burgundy" at the St. Louis Art Museum. How was it? Small and wonderfully carved and detailed sculptures. (Photo courtesy of France 24 International News)

(Three Above) Family fun on a beautiful night outside the St. Louis Art Museum/Art Hill after seeing the exhibit.

(Three Above) Annual rocket launch at Forest Park with the Misslefits Rocketry Club. Willa's rocket, Tammy, was awarded her second trophy for excellence. Sadly, this was Tammy's last flight as she landed, about 20 feet above ground level, in a big Oak tree in Forest Park and could not be retrieved :(

(Above) I learned how to make spring rolls, as well as some other yummy vegetarian delights, from some awesome local chefs at the Vegetarian Cooking retreat at MABA. I loved that the focus was on vegetarian eating, sustainability, eating locally & organically, and eating for sustenance. (Photo from Floyd the Food Guy)