Saturday, April 25, 2009

Happy Birthday Michelle

Last night Michelle, Andy, and Matthew came up from West Lafayette and spent the night in my little apartment. Then, I had fun babysitting Matthew while they went to the temple. Afterwards, we went to the Lincoln Park Zoo and Conservatory. Here are some pictures.

At the Conservatory, they had a really beautiful spring flower exhibit with all kinds of beautiful orchids and other exotic flowers, as well as fun snapdragons and the like. I loved the Conservatory a lot more than the animals in the zoo, actually. I could spend forever looking at and smelling the plants.

Saturday, April 11, 2009

Happy Easter

As you know, my spare bottle of engine oil in my trunk leaked and got into my back seat. It has been quite the ordeal to get it clean. Finally, I took the seat out and brought inside. As we all know, dishsoap is the best agent to fight grease. So I soaked and scrubbed it in hot soapy water. But I was largely unsuccessful. It doesn't look as bad as it really is. The dark you see is mostly the water. The oil is pretty much invisible, but wet and oily to the touch.

I finally went to the hardware store and bought some of that stuff we use in the shop to soak up oil spills (that happen each time I change the oil, no matter how careful I am!). So now we'll just wait and see.... I'd been craving no-bakes all week, but was too tired each night to make them. Yesterday I did make them. They are actually in honor of my friend, Melinda, who successfully defended her thesis yesterday! Congrats Melinda! (I don't think she reads my blog.)
These are from last weekend when I went to Michelles. Isn't Mathew so grown up?! He's sitting up and playing and into everything!