Tuesday, April 20, 2010

Running away from home

We ran away to Boston last week Wednesday. The kids were on an Oma/Grandma vacation. A good time was had by all. Predictably, Pete and I decided we should really move to Boston since it is such a nice city and there's all that chowder around (well, not as much as there was before we got there) and the nice sea air and the historical places and the exorbitant cost of living. Sigh. But, we were happy for a bit.

Our sweet girl expanded her vocabulary while we were gone - on Wednesday, just after our plane took off, she declared, 'Shoe?' to my mother. And yesterday, she managed 'bubbles?'. I really like how each one actually starts off as a question. Meanwhile, she's working on something that sounds like 'Daisy' but might actually be Suzy.

Oh, and Harry. He declared, upon returning to my parent's house on Friday night: 'This is the kind of house I like; no dog, no angry parents and 103 movies!'

I don't think Daisy likes him anymore anyways.

Saturday, April 10, 2010

The game

We're headed out of town on Wednesday, without the kids - I still cannot believe we're leaving them for 4 days. I'm sure the Grandma's will have them well in hand, after all, Pete and I appear to be still here and living productive lives. Ahem.

I'm trying to make sure I remember everything, which of course isn't going to happen because traveling automatically puts you on the board for the 'what did I forget game'. Last time it was toothpaste, honestly, how do you forget toothpaste?

Meanwhile, I've been meaning to tell you for a while now that we made cupcake pops a while back. Because I'm not completely insane (really) I called for back up. Aunt Mary Beth, Katie and Patrick were great help - not only in getting these ridiculous things made, but also of disposing of them to ensure that my pants still fit. And they were just so darned cute here that I had to share:

Don't you wish she was your orchestra teacher?

Friday, April 9, 2010


We've been off all week, sort of a vacation at home (I know, but I think staycation is a ridiculous word and I refuse to help in it's proliferation) and we've kept busy with trips to the zoo to research clown fish (note - they don't have any) and making chocolate pudding.

But, I've been meaning to show you our budding artist's work. I'm not sure how that dear sweet art teacher got him to sit still long enough to mimic Cezanne, but we were impressed. The piece (I know I've just called my kindergartner's rip off of famous art 'the piece', but just give me the moment here) was displayed in the school district office.
And, you know, it was the best one there....