Monday, July 16, 2012

I Love Partys

After our block party last week I found the above declaration written in chalk on the steps.
(I also found the below drawing, which I can't explain)

Anyway, I love parties, too. And, I love the friends that come to them. 

That's it, just a simple declaration that We Love Parties.

Wednesday, July 11, 2012

A Cabin in the Woods

65 minutes door to door
boots and rain wear stocked for everyone
bunk beds, air hockey, and cable television
walks on a muddy trail
dogs swimming in a lake
dogs running unattended in the woods
dogs jumping in a strangers car
kids riding bikes
kids balancing on logs
kids wading in a lake
kids playing catch
kids begging for popsicles
a perfectly content infant
a perfectly mischievous toddler
a visit from Zaide
a famous Zaide treasure hunt
beer for brunch, beer for lunch, beer for happy hour, beer for dinner, beer for night caps
sister wives 

We left a trail of empties between there and here, we will find our way back.

Sunday, July 8, 2012

Who Wore It Best?

We were even wearing the same earrings.
Its no wonder I love her sense of style.

Nothing Cuter

There is nothing cuter than these two spooning.

Monday, July 2, 2012

Kindergarten. He Rocked It.

Some parents feel their kid starts Kindergarten still their baby and ends that first year of school a different child, more independent, more secure away from Mom and Dad. 
Not me. Not Finn.
Finn was always at ease going to school. From Day 1 he was excited to learn, make friends, and eat lunch with the big kids. I felt zero guilt sending my baby off on that bus each morning so I could go home, sit in my jammies, and pretend I had nothing on my To Do List each day. And every afternoon, just after I quickly stripped off my PJs and dawned yoga pants, I ran to meet him at the bus to give him a big hug and kiss because I missed having him home with me as my little errand buddy. I don't think he ever missed me while he was at school though. And honestly, it feels good to know your kid is so confident and comfortable that at ages 5 and 6, he doesn't need his mom next to him to get through his day.



Part of the graduation ceremony included each child standing and stating in Spanish what they wanted to be when they grow up. Finn stood and said Cuando Yo sea grande, quiero ser un Inventor de Legos.  (When I grow up I want to be a Legos Inventor)

Finn and his BF, Wyatt


Proud of you, Buddy. Very Proud.

(Oops, almost forgot to mention that K Graduation coincided with Backwards/Mismatch Day at school. Though Finn typically wears his shirts backwards, his shoes most often match!)