|The weather continues to be exceptionally mild (for the most part...we had snowflakes|
in the air today)...extending the playground season.
I turned 42 on Nov. 7. A few nights earlier, Starling and I went out to eat in La Crosse (woo-hoo!), the first time we'd done that in years, due to Mudpuppy being so young. I went looking for a fancy-but-not-too-expensive restaurant and thought I found one in the Waterfront. I couldn't get their menus to come up, but another review said they were "reasonable," which turns out to be a relative term...as we found out. Everything was wonderful, from the service to the ambiance to the (truly amazing) food. Starling said she had the best scallops she'd ever tasted, which is saying something for a girl who grew up on the Eastern seaboard, and whose parents now live on the Gulf Coast. But I couldn't help feeling bad about the expense...what would St. Francis say???!!! Yikes. The penultimate "fancy restaurant" moment came when someone other than our server stopped at the table just to brush a few bread crumbs off the white linen tablecloth.
|Isn't this just cute? It's a mousse something or other...note the little ice bridge|
connecting the two berries...and that is a curl of pure chocolate on top. $9.
|Mouse and Jaybird with their paper airplanes.|
And finally, before I turn in for the night, here is a bit from the kids' Fall Sharing Night:
|Bear with the classroom salamander.|
|Mouse with an algebraic cube.|
|Jaybird demonstrating her mastery of terms for three-dimensional geometric objects.|
She also demonstrated a word-matching work.
|And here is Bear with his favorite work -- maps! Here he is working on placing|
city names on a map of the Ukraine.