Tuesday, December 18, 2012
Sunday, November 18, 2012
The minivan is a controversial topic. One must value efficiency over style to embrace the epic uncoolness. And I do. Man, I love this thing.
It is like spending the day in an NYC apartment. Right now the girls are in the way back, obscured by a wall of blankets they tied to the grab bars. They are whispering so that Ronnie and I can't hear them in their "secret fort".
I am sipping coffee, reading and writing while my sweet man drives us safely through the Shenandoah Valley.
Wednesday, November 7, 2012
We had a civics lesson last night.
Katie was firmly in the Romney camp, but Anna was for Brock Bama. Wasn't that the name of a seventies sitcom cop?
Anna couldn't stay up to watch the returns, but Katie made it until the 9pm states were called. She colored in her own electoral map very carefully as each state was announced on the news.
Today was Anna's day for share, so she took her stuffed Portuguese Water Dog, Bo in to Kindergarten. Our friend Zulima sent us two Bo dogs straight from her job in The White House. (She also included White House M&Ms. Huge hit. HUGE.)
God Bless America!
Saturday, October 27, 2012
Tuesday, October 16, 2012
Friday, August 31, 2012
Wednesday, August 22, 2012
Saturday, August 11, 2012
Tuesday, July 24, 2012
The girls are in day camp this week. Two DIFFERENT day camps. Which means that for the first time in a month we are going our separate ways during the day.
We have learned a LOT in our days apart.
Katie: "Mama, did you know the big girl golf club is called a wood? They said to hit the wood and I thought we were going to hit, you know, wood."
Anna: "I love science. We did a lot of science today. I have science all over my shirt."
Wednesday, July 18, 2012
We had a gorgeous evening on Monday. We were fishing on the dock as dusk fell. A beautiful butterfly lit on the edge of the pond. Anna was twirling on the beach, as her tiered fluffy skirt required. She over-rotated and fell into the sand, soaking her skirt in the water. She popped up, and yanked down the wet tiers, unconcerned.
After admiring her Dora panties, she decided she'd head up to the house and get dry. She scampered off through the field with her hair flying, bouncing with pure joy. It was quite a picture.
Katie watched her go, fishing pole in hand. She turned to me and said, "There she goes - pantless - into the sunset."
Sunday, July 15, 2012
Thursday, July 12, 2012
Friday, June 29, 2012
Standing before the paper towel dispenser, my child is repeatedly waving her hand about. She is getting frustrated; nothing is happening. The automated dispenser is ingrained in her four year old experience. But this is a regular paper towel dispenser. As in, a sliver of paper towel is already hanging before her. But she is confused, awaiting a red laser beam and a motor to dispense it more readily into her hand.
Davy Crockett she ain't.
Monday, June 4, 2012
Sunday, June 3, 2012
Seriously? I feel like I just stopped swaddling her.
Katie has been brave and excited by the prospect of three nights at camp.
Tonight, we looked at a map. I thought it would be reassuring for her to see how close she will be to home. It will only be about a 40 minute drive from door to door.
She asked, "Are you and Daddy staying at a hotel nearby?"
We'll see how this goes...
Sunday, April 29, 2012
Thursday, April 19, 2012
Monday, April 9, 2012
Wednesday, April 4, 2012
Friday, March 23, 2012
Thursday, March 22, 2012
Unfortunately, we don't leave for the beach for another six days.
We were almost late for school. I was trying to explain that we needed to get ready for TODAY. Get shoes on, brush our hair, etc. Accomplish TODAY before we plan for tomorrow.
Then I went back to my computer. I was busy searching for laundry room designs in a future dream house. Instead of doing laundry.