Friday, August 26, 2011

Water Love

Last week James took his swim vest off after a little dip.
After he had a quick snack, he wanted to get back in.
The thought of trying to slip him back into his wet swim vest with one hand while juggling Anna with the other seemed impossible.
So I told him I would just hold him and help him in the pool.

Well, to my surprise he didn't need any help.
He swims!
I was shocked.
How long has he been able to do that?

Monday, August 22, 2011


Remember this?

Tuesday, August 16, 2011

A Love Note to Summer

Dear Summer,

Please do not fade too quickly.
We have not yet eaten enough popsicles.

We still have plenty of barefoot playing to do.

We love to celebrate your warm evenings with friends and fireflies.

Your showers are refreshing and
they smell so good.

We love enjoying your bounty.

And your warm rays just fills our our souls with light.
We love our Summer fling.
We are not ready to kiss you good-bye.

Monday, August 8, 2011

While Christian was in Austin

We boarded a train at South Station in Boston.

24 hrs later, we got off in...
can you figure it out?
Here are some clues.

We played in some fountains.

Rode bikes along the magnificent mile, and learned about architecture.

Visited several museums,

and the "free" zoo.
How much does "free" cost Mom and Dad?

We ate some of this,

and rode the Ferris Wheel.

Then, there was the evening of perfect weather, with a picnic dinner and concert..."free" again.

There were lots of fountains to cool off in.

Route 66 starts here.

Biking was by far the best way to get around here.

This is a big hint.
Have you guessed it?
It starts with a "Chi"

and ends with a "cago".

And now we have all the memories to smile and savor.

Sunday, August 7, 2011