Saturday, August 28, 2010

What Every Girl Needs Before She Births

A clean house


Pampered piggies


A new scent


C'mon baby!

This is your official eviction notice.

I'm going to start charging you rent.
You're already three days past due.
Should I start teaching you about debt and interest now?

Saturday, August 21, 2010

Another New England Dream

The Gig

The Backdrop

1st Mate


The Catch

The Other Catch

The Picnic Dinner

The Sopping Wet Kids


The End

Tuesday, August 17, 2010

No Baby Yet

I know, I have neglected the blog. We are alive and there are still just four of us in the family. But my sister came to visit, and I wanted to spend every second with her, so blog shmog.

I am so glad I have two boys. I'm glad they will have a brother throughout their lives. If I have a girl in the next little while, I hope she gets a sister down the road. Every girl needs a sister.

"A sister is a gift to the heart, friend to the spirit, a golden thread to the meaning of life."

-Isadora James

Thursday, August 5, 2010

It's Raining...but not Pouring

It rained today. You'd think a rainstorm in New England would be nothing of the blog worthy sort, but it has been bone dry as far as precipitation goes. It only rained a little...just enough to tease us and moisten the lips of our dehydrated grass, but none-the-less, it rained...and we ran out to enjoy it.

It smelled so good.

And now our sidewalk has some chalking real estate again.

But the grass is still brown.

Tuesday, August 3, 2010

Our Hood

We live the world's greatest hood. Location-wise, you couldn't dream of something better...
  • 3 minute commute for Christian
  • access to 2 major freeways within 3 miles
  • 2 major grocery stores within 2 miles
  • a neighborhood pool, playground, tennis court, and grassy field a block away
  • 15 minute drive to the Temple
  • 12 minutes to downtown Boston
Ok, you get the idea. Not only does the world cater to our location, but we have the BEST neighbors...including the "World's Greatest Neighbor". This is the guy who came and moved boulders in our backyard all Saturday. Later, he helped us dig a muddy trench in the middle of the pouring rain. He tells the best stories which we listen to non-stop on cool summer evenings as the children ride bikes around and do their thing.

Then there is my other neighbor. She is such a fun mama and knows all the town secrets. She is a true local.

Three of my neighbors have kids young kids. And the older kids in our bario are great with the little guys. I can't imagine it being any better than this.

So today, we decided to celebrate with the neighbors...just because we can. And nothing can beat a trip to the pool, hopscotch, home made lemon ice cream, dirty feet, and child laughter floating through the air highlighted by lightening bugs.

I love summer.

I love our hood.