Goodbye, backyard picnics. Goodbye, long family hikes. Goodbye, warm river. Goodbye, mosquito bites. Goodbye, sidewalk chalk painting. Goodbye, cleaning out the van. Goodbye, scooter washing. Goodbye, summer tan. (er, wait, those are just legs with bruises) And helloooooo, static electricity!
Well, I started this post exactly two weeks ago. Then I took a break to blink and just opened my eyes today! Actually, I started working on a book I officially wrote in college and forgot all about photos and blogs and funny stories. After reading it with adult eyes, I realized there wasn’t one.single.word […]
Three weeks ago, we were in a parking lot when suddenly Corban cried out, “I see a plane!” Sure enough, there was a billboard advertising the upcoming airshow. We marked it on our calendars and counted it day by day by day by day by glorious is-it-today day. We were at the library a week […]
This bunch has tried to swim, oh, every other week or so. But by evening, it’s been too cold, too rainy, or our schedules have clashed. A couple weeks ago, the afternoon was gorgeous, perfect swimming weather. So we made plans for swimming. And by evening, it was chilly. But I was bound and determined […]
We bought 15 pounds of blueberries last week. The first 5-pound box is gone. You can see who’s at fault. (That’s right, I’m the mom who eats the last piece of cake and says, “The kids must have sneaked it,” after wiping the crumbs off my mouth.) Good friend Megan is The Babysitting Queen and […]
Swinging alone and swinging together. New mystery cars making friendships last better. Impromptu exploring on our favorite beach; no swimsuits, no problem, just undies for each. Intricate details on large coloring paper complete these extra fun summertime capers.
The kids and I spent a weekend with my family last month. My intention was to help my mom with her basement or scrapbook or anything to be a good firstborn and help out during her time off this summer. Unfortunately, we made those plans before I knew I was pregnant, so by the time […]
We were all playing outside a few weeks ago when Corban spotted it. The red kid mower, broken…and in the neighbor’s trash pile. We played with it for the last hour before its demise, and then we returned it to its resting ground. Corban still talks about that “wonderful red mower; it’s okay if it’s […]
Corban was given a helmet recently. He wore it for two days straight. Our summer goal is to get him to ride all the way to the library (and back)–a one-mile roundtrip! He reminds me every time he rides, every time we drive, every time he sees his bike: “Mom, my goal is to ride […]
James celebrated his golden birthday a couple Sundays ago. 30 on the 30th. I told him this is the coolest one he’ll ever have. It’s all downhill from here. There are so many components to this surprise, I’ll try pare it down. (Yeah, right.) Sunday, we ate the traditional bunny cake. Unfortunately, Saturday was the […]
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