Thursday, June 27, 2013

since we're pretending to turn back time...

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these pictures are from a few months ago (*ahem* january)
the day that i took the lollipop pictures because i needed new photos for framing
 
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and since we're pretending to turn back time so i can get all blog caught uppy
here they are - my five year old neighborhood gazing out our playroom window
i don't know why - but this moment feels so magical to me
 
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of my kids atticus is the one most willing to let me take pictures of him
in fact he'll occassionally do something real cute secretly waiting for me to bust out my camera
and i'll secretly pretend like i don't know he's waiting for me to bust out my camera
until he says all shy and sly "mom...take a picture."
then i just look at him until he looks at me
and we both start laughing

until i finally bust out my camera
because he sort of has me wrapped around his finger like that
 
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this baby boy of mine is kind of like a big huge boy these days
he's swimming sans life jacket this summer
and starting kindergarten this fall

pardon me while i dab the tear off my cheek

Wednesday, June 26, 2013

the saddest blog on the block...

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oh this poor little blog. such neglect. life is just flying by whilst this little blog sits by looking longingly, wondering if ever again it will record the happy, and not so happy, moments of our little lives. and here's the truth: yes! it will! this sad little blog will be happy once again. the problem, you see, is that picasa has become my dreaded enemy and continually refuses to open on my computer. it's just "error, error, error" all the time. have you encountered this? i've got other ways of accessing and editing photos but it is a hassle with a capital H. nightmare. drama. so i've been using a rather handy copying skill that is becoming more and more relied upon in my life: avoidance. ha!

nevertheless - the truth remains that my children are growing like glorious, beautiful weeds and time is flying by at the speed of light
and therefore all efforts at recording and remembering the sweet and tender and utterly frustrating moments must be made.
so here we are - recording and remembering...

what have we been doing instead of blogging:
1) taking lots of pictures that may or may not ever grace this cyber space
2) taking many a bike ride in the searing dessert heat
3) drinking lots of water
4) playing in or swimming in water as much as none-fish-humanly possible
5) eating lots of watermelon - until i have to cut off beck and kennedy like an addict from his drug
because i don't want to change anymore what-happens-when-you-eat-too-much-watermelon diapers
6) repeat #5 except substitute "strawberries" and "blueberries" for watermelon - including the diaper part
7) making a quick trip to utah to visit loved ones, some of whom have been suffering greatly
8) saying lots of prayers for loved ones who have been suffering. my heart cries.
9) planning a trip to CA because my head might just fall off my neck if i don't get to the beach asap
10) braving the new children's museum because it's kind of like pretty spectacular
plus our family membership expires this month. lame.
11) enjoying a quick visit from my brother and two of his boys who fit like perfect puzzle pieces
into the soulmate shaped spots of my little boys' little boy hearts
12) cleaning, cleaning, cleaning - not that you can tell
13) gyming, gyming, gyming - maybe also not that you can tell because cookies are happening daily
14) and reading, reading, reading because that's what i do when my head is about to fall off and i can't get to the beach quickly enough
14.5) enjoying toddler piggy tails *be still my heart*
and finally 15) rolling watermelons from one side of the kitchen island to the other
and hoping we (read: atticus) can run around to the other side quickly enough to catch it
.nope.

 ok cyber space - let's get this party started