Friday, August 31, 2012

Balancing Act

One of Jackson's birthday presents this year was a balance beam. He recently finished his gymnastics class, and we thought he might want to continue practicing at home. He loved watching the Olympic gymnasts and now he is making up his own "routines."
He can also levitate, check it out.
Olivia likes it too. She also likes wearing brother's shirts that he has outgrown.

We had lunch today at Mister Fruit Cup, a new trailer that specializes in, you guessed it, fruit cups. Fruit cups are a Mexican street food. A few years ago when I lived in South Austin, I lived near a  fruteria where you could get a big cup of freshly sliced fruit, sprinkled with lime juice and chili powder. But I'm pretty sure they've closed down. So it's nice that this trailer has opened to fill that void.
It's also nice that they have a full vegan menu in addition to their regular menu, including vegan brownies and whipped cream!
Don't they look lovely? Nice arrangement. From left to right: I had the Thai with basil, mint, chopped peanuts, and brown sugar sauce. Olivia had the Tropical with cashews and coconut flakes. Jackson had the Rainbow, with vegan whipped cream and sprinkles.
This afternoon we picked up our CSA box. This week we received basil, arugula, okra, cantaloupe, summer squash, cucumbers, eggplant, zucchini, bell peppers, beets, onion, and assorted sweet and hot peppers.

Lots of fruit today, and lots of veggies. Tomorrow, probably some pizza or nachos or something. For balance.
Do you have any big plans for Labor Day weekend? I'll just be relaxing with the family, cooking out of course, and catching up on my blog reading, too. I've gotten distracted this week, playing around on my new tumblr. You see, I am extremely ready for fall to get here. Summer is wearing me down. It was 101 degrees today! So I'm trying to experience fall vicariously until the real thing arrives.
Have a great weekend!


  1. What a fun gift for Jackson! Looks like Olivia will get a lot of use out of it too :) Mister Fruit Cup looks like a great place! I am such a fruit fanatic, this is right up my alley! Great CSA haul!

    Love the new tumblr, it's making me even more excited about fall! Yikes 101, I don't envy that! Stay cool!

  2. oh how fun!! your kids are so cute:) I used to have a balance bean when I was little and my friends and i had so much fun on it! great fruit cups too!

  3. When my oldest son was about two (he's 34 now!), I made him a balance beam which we kept in the living room. He marched across it all the time. Reading your post brought back a fun memory!

  4. I used to love the balance beam in gymnastics too but I never quite made it to "levitation level."
    The fruit cups sound really delicious, also great CSA box!

  5. A backyard balance beam, what a great idea!

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