Tuesday, June 30, 2009

And we're off

Well, almost. First we've got to finish packing and then there's the rest of the errands and then sorting out Pete's plane ticket, but we'll be gone. To the great American west. To the mountains, even.

I just hope my teeth don't hurt again. Why would people live in such thin air?

Saturday, June 27, 2009

New skills

It seems our girl has a new skill to add to her resume.

Well, yes, she can skipper a Tartan 37, but she can crawl, too.

Friday, June 26, 2009

What you remember

I remember when Mimi got the Thriller album and played it constantly. I remember trying to figure out how to dance like that. (Seriously, I was not very good.)

But then I remember summers with Jenny and the pool and waiting for Dad to come home and Mom dumping hot water on her leg while doing tomatoes and when we cooked the guinea pig (!! so sad) in the aquarium and sitting on the ice cream maker while everyone else cranked and the parties in the park on the 4th of July and I feel old and young all at the same time.

Tuesday, June 23, 2009


Have you ever seen a baby this cute?

Or a boy having so much fun running?

Photo credits to Amy Knox.

Friday, June 19, 2009

It's a cruel, cruel summer

You know, there's just not enough Bananarama to go around these days...

Harry starts summer school next week. Yes, I was rotten enough to sign him up, but, come on! It was $10 for 6 weeks, Monday - Thursday, 9-12!! I think he's looking forward to it. (Really.)

Monday, June 15, 2009

Let sleeping dogs lie

Like most days, I'm listening to All Things Considered on public radio. I often wonder when Harry will start to complain about my station choice, but not today. Then again:

Harry, listening to the radio while making strawberry boil souffles: 'Mom, the government lied.'
Cindy: 'Oh? About what?'
Harry: 'The woofs.'
Cindy: 'What are woofs?'
Harry: 'Dogs. Do you want a souffle?'

Sunday, June 14, 2009

The hidden picture

It was my favorite part of Highlights magazine. So, let's play: (for those of you that don't know the rules, you just find the things in the following list in the picture below)

  1. A new(ish) spice rack
  2. A first attempt at homemade graham crackers
  3. The corner of the counter I can never keep clean
  4. A sonogram photo
  5. Cabinet doors that need refinishing
  6. A baby

Who's got the power

Once again, Milwaukee Public Library is doing SuperReaders for the summer reading program. This is one of Harry's favorite programs on PBS, and he's looking forward to getting a yard sign. We visited the Bay View Public Library last week and, well, have a look:

The impossible

Is it possibly here? Really, will we have summer? Have I really attempted (twice) to make homemade graham crackers? I know it might be a little much, but honestly, I haven't made my own marshmallows yet. Or even really thought about it. Not that I'm judging you marshmallow lovers out there.

While there are lots of things starting to bloom in my garden (weeds, oh stupid blasted weeds) I have to admit I like this one best:

Now this sweet little thing hasn't quite figured out crawling yet, but she has got the roll down. And today she discovered that pieces of furniture are handy things to pull yourself up on in order to stand. Isn't that sweet?