Tuesday, August 25, 2009
These are Bart and Collette's girls. Bart is JB's brother and Collette and I lived together at the time I met JB.
Saturday, August 22, 2009
Wednesday, August 19, 2009
Monday, August 17, 2009
Saturday, August 15, 2009
The first trip I was overwhelmed by the children's books. Our neighbors a few years ago gave us a bookshelf and books to fill it that their children had outgrown. So I haven't really needed to go get more books for the boys until now.
We wandered in to the children's section; Max and Benny ran to play with the toys, and I tried to figure out which of all. those. books. would be educational and entertaining enough for my boys. As I agonized over all the shelves, Benny wandered by, and PHEW was he stinky. So that shortened that trip. I grabbed some books randomly off the shelves and so did Max. It was hit and miss. We didn't have any trouble picking some DVDs though.
Today I went back to the library, to return"Hip Hop Harry" (for Max) and "The Pajama Game" (for me) I had a better idea of some children's titles and authors to look for. But if anyone has some suggestions for those too, let me know!
Sunday, August 9, 2009
I just adore getting swallowed up by the pages. Hungrily turning to read what happens next. Mumbling "Uh huh" to toddler questions beside me. Secretly staying up late by the light of my cell phone to squeeze in one more paragraph.
I may start The Foundation, LOTR, Anne of Green Gables, or Little House on the Praire again because those are all series and I own them. But I kind of want something totally new.
Anybody have a suggestion?
Friday, August 7, 2009
(I'm in the background on the right in the striped shirt. I saw it in my picture album the other day in a photo of my 24th birthday. I really should go shopping.)
Max was very nice and let Benny play with the car. Probably because he realized he couldn't squeeze into it comfortably. It's kind of like that scene in "Pillow Talk" when Rock Hudson tries to bend himself into a tiny car next to Doris Day.
Max had fun getting his face painted (then promptly smearing it) and eating popsicles.
These are the funnest parts of summer.
Wednesday, August 5, 2009
Max wanted a chocolate cake with blue frosting so I obliged, and I surprised him with 4 new "Cars" figures on the top. He would watch that movie every day if I let him.
He was surprised though by the end of the day that he wasn't grown up yet. He asked why he wasn't big like momma and daddy. With a start I remembered one of my earliest memories, asking my mom a similar question on my 5th birthday.
JB took the boys to Shivers for a birthday treat. They loved the ice cream almost as much as the toy train in the middle of the restaurant that kids can climb on and eat in.
At one point he wanted a trumpet or guitar or recorder for his birthday but I think that may be a little too loud. For the neighbors of course.
Monday, August 3, 2009
Max snuck into the picture in the corner. You guess what he's doing.