Family at the Italian Gardens, Maymont Park. Mom and Dad Carter at the Oriental Gardens. The weather was perfect!
On April 19th, Sunday, after Church we drove to Richmond to meet up with Mom and Dad Carter and the Bradley's. It was so much fun to see them. We walked around Maymont Park, which is even more beautiful in the Spring than the Fall! Monday, we hung out and talked. In the afternoon, we went to a Pharmacy down the street for burgers and shakes. It was okay, not like the Maltshoppe in Provo though. We enjoyed pushing Cai in the swings, reading to him in the library. I loved watching Mom play peek-a-boo with him under one of the kiddie tables at the library. On Tuesday, we worked together on the Thuja "Green Giants." Jarad and Dad cut and tacked down fabric protector (to kill the weeds growing in on the Thuja's). Mom pulled the trees up through the holes and drove Cai and I around in the tractor to deliver the big bags of mulch to the guys. Wednesday, about 3:50a.m. everyone left, now they're off to Cinncinati to see yet another loved grandbaby in the East (sort of East, I guess).
I love how Cai says, "cheese!" Thanks for coming! We love you! By the way, we found some interesting information about Canola Oil--there's always two sides to every story (some say it's harmful and of course all the Canola websites that use the product proport its goodness), but basically, it's derived from rapeseed, from the Mustard family of plants. Two Canadian scientist created their own type of plant, and called it Can (for Canadian) and ola (for oil) because Canadians were tired of importing their cooking oil. Now they export this stuff out and it's found in many products. Also found out that Magnolia tree should blossom mid-June...I'll be posting pictures if it really does!