Wednesday, June 30

Swim Meet - WW vs Chesterfield Farms

Coach Rawlings is bringing us some exciting news from the last Meet:

"The Hurricanes served up another great effort on Monday but couldn't over the home-pool advantage and lost to Chesterfield Farms. The score was soooooooo close, we haven't been to compute it yet. We are proud to present our Swimmers of the Week: Berkley Newman (back row left) and John Lindsay Douglass. Mairin Schweppe (front row center) along with coaches Nate Sizemore, Kate Doneff and Michael Kubik. Not pictured but equally deserving are Abby Bellon and George Francis."

Warson Woods Farmers Market

When I heard about it, I felt like the girl on the right of the following picture.

Are you kidding me? No need to go to Tower Grove or even Kirkwood. My Warson Woods has its own Farmers Market!!

I went there last night with my kids. The fact that the Ice-Cream Truck was parked at the end of the Market was a great incentive for my children to let me tour the place at my own pace.

I bought the best Heirloom Tomatoes and fresh Beans ever!

Link to the official Website: LINK
When: Tuesdays from 3-7 p.m. June-October.
Where: The Warson Woods Farmers Market is located at 10001 Manchester Rd. St Louis, Mo. Right in front of the Emporium at Warson Woods.

PLease, check it out next week!

Nice people and great location.

Friday, June 25

Swim Meet - WW vs Washington, MO.

Our weekly report from our beloved John Rawlings:

"We had a great time on the trip and WWST put up a valiant effort against Washington, Missouri, on Monday night. The Hurricanes hung tough, despite being outnumbered by a considerable amount, but lost 269-209. To recognize exceptional effort and achievement – both in getting us to Washington, Missouri and swimming against the competition – here are this week’s WWST Swimmers of the Week:

Front row: Ella Hasek. Second row: Coach Michael Kubik, Coach Kate Doneff, Lila Hershfelt and Coach Nate Sizemore. Back row: swimmers Quinn Keller, William Morrison and Charlie Mullenix. Parent rep and Travel Agent Extraordinaire Delia Andrews was awarded special Swimmer of the Week status for putting together a great bus trip, which everyone enjoyed."

Friday! Time to work on the house Mr.HandyMan....

Today's theme is "Let's remodel the bedrooms".

Here are some ideas to surprise your children:

The Princess Theme...

The Urban Style...

The Tree House...

And to surprise your lovely wife:

My personal favorite...

A little more functional than the first one if you need a bathroom break in the middle of the night...

Underwater style...

Have a great week-end...

Wednesday, June 23

An Ad. that goes too far?

There is not one rock in WW. that I haven't tried to hide under since the French Team fiasco at the World Cup.

Well, today on page 4 of of the french daily newspaper "Liberation", here is the Ad. from Sony that "congratulates" the French Team with the "Game Over" punch line.

No animal was hurt like it is said at the bottom on the page. But yet, it is pretty shocking to see a Rooster with no head (the Rooster is the French National Symbol). Poor taste? Shocking? or simply funny? I let you be the judge of this Ad...

4th Annual Aiming for the Answer

A message from a great WW. friend Chris Keller:

"We are excited to announce that registration is now open for the 4th Annual Aiming for the Answer Cornhole Tournament and Post Party focused on generating awareness and funds for autism. As has become St. Louis tradition, the event will be held this Labor Day weekend on Sunday, September 5th at Kirkwood Park. We hope to make this our best event yet to continue to make a real difference in the lives of individuals who have autism.

We will have competitive and recreational adult tournaments, a kids tournament and a Silent Auction as well as a Post Party at The Highlands Brewing Company with live music by Project 324. Be sure to register early to take advantage of the early bird specials and guarantee your team a spot in the tournament.

Our goal this year is to raise $50,000 with all proceeds going to Autism Speaks and Action for Autism. To learn more about how you can get involved in our mission or to register to attend, visit us at Also, be sure to join our Aiming for the Answer Group on Facebook(!/group.php?gid=55997902297)to stay up to date on the most recent event news and be eligible for event perks.

Thanks for your support and hope to see you on September 5th.


Friday, June 18

Swim Meet - WW vs Lake Chesterfield

Here is the Report from our Beloved John Rawlings and his phenomenal Team:

"The Warson Woods Swim team put up an excellent effort on Monday night (June 14) before losing to Lake Chesterfield, which had a much larger team. We applaud everyone's effort and especially from our 2010 first Swimmers of the Week:

From left to right in the front row: Michael Settles, Clair Phelan, Sidney Carr, Henry Lock and Joey McArthur. They are joined by coaches Michael Kubik, Kate Doneff and Nate Sizemore. Great work by everyone."

Movie Night coming up at the Pool!

Tuesday, June 15

Free Concerts for Children - Tower Grove Park

From St.Louis Kids Magazine:

"The Children’s Concert Series in Tower Grove Park has become a treasured summertime activity for children and families from surrounding neighborhoods and beyond. Each one-hour program is geared for children ranging in age from pre-school to elementary school. Children enjoy learning about different music styles and instruments from professional St. Louis area musicians. Concerts are every Wednesday at 9:30 a.m. from June 16th through August 18th.

Today's musical group is "Bring on the Drums." At the Piper Palm House in Tower Grove Park, 4256 Magnolia Ave., St. Louis. Sponsored by the Friends of Tower Grove Park with support from the Regional Arts Commission. All concerts are free; seating is on a first come - first served basis."

Sunday, June 13

Race for the Cure - Team Carol

Thanks Brian Carr for emailing me this Amazing Picture - click on it to enlarge

Props to Martha and Jacquie for setting up Team Carol!!

We had a great time, and we love you Carol & Greg!!

Monday, June 7

You must check this Blog out!

I must confess I am not the only talented Blogger in WW. Of course, Brian Spellecy has been blogging for years and I enjoy his posts from his Blog.

But I just discover another Blogger, Hannah, who is extremely witty and funny. I so enjoy reading her that I advise you to click on the following link right away:

This Blog is a true Gem for readers like me who have young children. Well written, fast paced and so connected to the rest of us. So please enjoy irresponsibly.

Keep up the good work Hannah!

Thursday, June 3

WWSC - Reminder BBQ Party this coming Saturday!

Let's run/walk together tonight Thursday - Meet at 7 p.m at the pool parking lot

A message from the President of the Warson Woods Running Club Ed Crites:

"Fellow Runners,

Are you Trot material? Of course you are, if you like to run or walk through the neighborhood and visit friends and neighbors.

Everyone is invited to gather this Thursday, June 3 at 7:00 p.m. at the pool parking lot to run/walk all or part of the Trot course. A course map will be available.

Please invite anyone who you think might be interested.

Also, if you plan on coming, please let me know. If there is enough interest, we will arrange refreshments.

Keep running.

Ed Crites"