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Saturday Fun

Yesterday we had a nice family day – the weather was beautiful and we had a great Saturday.  We began by attending a puppet show at the Nashville Public Library – Alice in Wonderland.  It was actually a mix of live performers + puppets and it was CROWDED! We went as part of the birthday celebration of one of Kaleya’s friends – he turned 4.   While Kaleya has been to many of these types of performances, I’ve only been to one other, so it was fun to go again.

Alice in Wonderland in progress
Kaleya MUST have her library hand stamp!

After the show, it was off to the park to celebrate with cake and ice cream.

the birthday boy looks over his cake
Kaleya plays
Kaleya, Jihad and friend

After leaving the park, we then went by a local comic book store, The Great Escape.  They were hosting a book signing by 12-year old Luke Robinson.  Luke, from nearby Dickson County, TN, was diagnosed with leukemia at age 3.  He then had several years of chemotherapy treatment and his cancer is now in remission.  He conceived an idea for a comic book that he hopes will help other kids cope with treatment.  The Make A Wish Foundation helped him bring his concept to reality and enlisted the talent of Ryan Dunlavey to write and illustrate it.  The first comic, Super Shot, was published this month.

Great Escape had a book signing so we went and got one for both Jihad & Kaleya.

Luke signs for Jihad
Jihad starts reading and finished it before we left the store!

The rest of the afternoon and evening we spent at home watching movies.  Lovely, lovely day!


Our Valentine’s Weekend

Hope everyone had a great Valentine’s Weekend! Ours was pretty nice.  On Saturday, Kaleya traded a small present with one of her buddies.

Kaleya trades Valentines

On Sunday, we ventured over to our favorite meat & 3 place here in Nashville – Harper’s restaurant.  It’s owned by Paul & Thelma Harper and we go there at least once a week it seems.  On Sunday evening they hosted a Valentine’s Dinner and featured a local band to play the evening – BlackDiamond.

The kids came along with us for we celebrate with the whole family ya know. 🙂

advertisement for the band
Kaleya hugs Jihad
the trio at dinner

We had a nice evening.  I did not get any pictures of the band but you can learn more about them at or follow their new Twitter account.