Tuesday, October 27, 2009

My Golden Life

Bog Blog

I've been wanting to go to a cranberry bog since we moved to New England. I was hoping to visit a flooded bog. I think the sea of red floating berries looks so pretty. Alas, a dry bog will have to do...unless I decide to farm cranberries myself.

Collecting our fall bounty

Not much of a bounty

James popped cranberries like he would candy.
Crazy kid! Who eats raw cranberries?
I like mine with some suga suga.

Thursday, October 22, 2009

Just Day Dreaming

The Children's Museum added a new water play exhibit since we were last there. While my kids did this...

I wrote this...

October 18, 2009

Dear Al Gore,

Check this out

taken October, 18, 2009

Your's truly from MA.

Thursday, October 15, 2009


I was a desperate mom yesterday. Both my kiddos were bouncing off the walls and had a hard time sleeping last night. Desperate times call for desperate measures, so today we started Navy Seal training. Not just Navy Seal training, but more specifically 'hell week' of Navy Seal training.

It started this morning when I woke James up from his slumber. How could he possibly think I was going to allow him to sleep in after he stayed up until 10pm last night? At least I didn't splash cold water on him when I did wake him up like they do during real Navy Seal training.

The first day of 'hell week' went something like this:
  • Bike ride to the park
  • .5 mile racing run
  • Soccer
  • Playground play
  • Library visit
  • Hour long P90X workout video (James dropped out at this point and napped)
  • Mat room obstacle courses at the YMCA
  • Swimming
There were some tears from this guy

but it was mostly squills of delight. Both kiddos licked their dinner plates clean. Then it was scriptures, prayers, brushed teeth and off to bed where they both insisted on reading a little before dozing off. Can you believe they both read books in bed for about 15 minutes before falling asleep?!?!? Tomorrow needs to be more challenging.

A more challenging day may kill the Navy Seal trainer. I'm afraid this training is going to come back to bite me. I'm creating bionic boys. If only they were old enough to build walls out of boulders.

Tuesday, October 13, 2009

You'll Grow Into Them

Check out those humango slippers on James!

Sunday, October 11, 2009

Apple Picking 2009

A Love Letter


At first I had no interest in you. My reason for not loving you is shallow...I know. But lets be honest, on the looks side, I have seen better. I was a little embarrassed to walk through the mall carrying a bag with your name on it. You know, it is kind of like being seen holding hands with the nerdy boy.

Alas, I have matured. Now I proudly carry your bag through the mall. I confess my love for you to the world. There is no shallowness to your loyalty.

In fact, you are so loyal, at times I feel as though I am taking advantage of you. Should I be confessing this to you?

Please stay the way you are. Don't change because of peer pressure. I love you just the way you are. I mean who else would allow me to exchange this...

bought May '09

and this...
bought April '09

for a brand new pair of shoes and jeans just because my child wore through them before they grew out of them?

So please do not fire the single (as in not married and childless) executive who came up with your kidvantage warranty program. They would be too naive to survive in the world anyways if they came up with this program.


a mom

ps-I love SEARS, but I think shopping affairs are ok, so any other mom who washes clothes that look like the pictures above should check out the warranty offered on their kids clothes. There is enough love to go around.