this has been my theme song today. atticus and i blasted it this morning and had a dance party during breakfast. i can't believe the summer is over. i can feel a fall foliage drive and apple picking trip a-brewin! we are in full blown fall around here people - not like you utahns enjoying your 85 degree weather! and believe me, i'm rarely jealous of utahns. although darek is in utah this week for work and i am quit jealous that he will be hanging out with family and friends and having all manner of fun while i develop a severe case of cabin fever during tomorrow's hurricane. we thought we'd be frugal, what with the world falling apart and the impending depression and all, and not fly atticus and i to utah - but i'm regretting that sad attempt at frugality right about now! maybe i'll go shopping and call it even...
so as a final farewell to summer our ward went on a little boat tour up the charles river two weeks ago. our bishop knows everything there is to know about everything there is to see along the river so he ocassionally hosts boat tours and passes along his knowledge and stories. it was really fun although with the sun setting earlier (*sigh*) we didn't get too many shots. thank you to jhordan for taking a few of the fam:
atticus sleeping in daddy's arms wearing his totally radical 80's sweatshirt covered in ghetto blasters
and here we are seen passing very quickly through the scary tunnel at willy wonka's chocolate factory (the gene wilder version of course. if you don't remember this scene that's probably because you blocked it out of your little childhood mind as to avoid the resulting nightmares)
it took a few tries to get a picture of atticus looking at the camera, but i just love how he's staring up at darek, loving dad!
finally got him looking at the camera, but alas, sans smile
and if you've ever wondered where atticus gets his oh so serious stare, that's all darek. in fact if ever you've doubted which of his parents atticus resembles, doubt no longer. darek+atticus=twins
baby darek, staring
sadly, i've had to reconcile myself to the fact that the only physical attributes my son has inherited from me are my gappy front teeth and my long third toe...admittedly, not my top qualities.
and if atticus continues on the "i must be like dad" path, this is what is in store:
look closely...do not miss the nappy hair, the muddy face, the muddy shirt, the muddy hands, the muddy everything, the pop belly emerging below the too-small shirt, the hand-me-down-from-three-older-brothers shoes, the i-didn't-want-to-stop-playing-to-go-inside-and-use-the-bathroom wet pants, the random stick in one hand, the second random stick complete with hook looped around the neck, and last but certainly not least, the random black kitten falling off his arm, or perhaps just recently launched off something nearby and attempting to land on the arm...who knows? and if i'm not mistaken that expression screams "ouch! rambette's digging her claws into my arm!" nevertheless - this is what lies in store...
look again, it gets funnier each time
and speaking of long third toes and fall foliage, i took this photo on a fall foliage drive to vermont a few years ago. i suppose if i'm going to humiliate the husband with the sweet above photo, i should be willing to display my most appealing attribute as well. these puppies kept me flip flopless for much of my young childhood. i evenually embraced my deformity, admitted that size 10 square toe shoes were much more comfortable as to allow space for the third toe and have been a proud "third toe longest" club member for some time now.
and on a different note, i've been thinking lately: why buy toys when tylenol bottles are readily available?
and if you're into that whole "don't let your children play with harmfull substances" safety hooplah, tupperware will do the job.
ah, 7:59. perfect...time for 90210 (sizzle)