Monday, June 30, 2014

Around here....

I got my firstborn monkey back from camp safe and sound, though on further inspection, it was discovered that he had neither showered nor changed his underwear nor brushed his teeth for a week. We soaked him and scrubbed him and put him in an autoclave for a little while. Good as new.
It's summer and something magical happens almost every day. Some days you have to look a little harder than others. Some days, a ride through the carwash counts as magic. Of course it does.

Friday, June 27, 2014

I recall Central Park in fall....

My kids have been watching Ferris Bueller's Day off on an almost daily basis. When the neighbor's cat bites, when the bee stings, when they're feeling sad (or bored, or dirty, or irritable).
It's rated PG-13 for truancy, light auto theft, and language, but overall - it's not the worst thing they could be watching. It gets two thumbs up from Summer Mom.

Tuesday, June 24, 2014

Smokin-hot deal.

Today's smoking-hot deal - TWO very charming red pincushions, stuffed with crushed walnut shells and lavender for the price of only one. Beat that! You can't. They're in the shop!

Monday, June 23, 2014

Around here....

Around here, everything is drying out, but there's homemade vanilla bean ice cream, and a newly yellow bathroom. I've been spending way too much time alone with this dude. We've begun to dress alike - that's right - quadruple the plaid!

Saturday, June 21, 2014

Happy Solstice!

It's the longest day of the year - let's enjoy it darlings! I used to think I had Seasonal Affective Disorder - but now I think I'm just Affected by Seasons. Which we all are, and should be, right? If we go outside ever? And feel connected to our environment and location in the solar system at any given time? That doesn't seem like a disorder to me.
Let's not speak of it again.

Tuesday, June 17, 2014

Smokin-hot deal.

Today's smokin-hot deal? This super-sweet heart garland in indigo. I'll knock it down to half the price so you can festoon your abode with sweet love.

Monday, June 16, 2014

Around here....

Sunrise, futile wild duckling rescue (bring me an iced coffee with milk and I'll tell you that story), kids in diners and high places, one brave boy is off at scout camp, while the other will spend the week begging for video games and sleepovers. Summer.

Friday, June 13, 2014

Friday, I'm in love....

with Summer and Summer Mom - though she did not show her face until the last possible moment.
Yesterday, we had a field trip to the community pool. On the way back - in what was literally the last fifteen minutes of the last day of school, a child threw up in my car. Because, yeah. There's nothing like going full on balls to the wall Elementary School Mom down to the wire.
But that was yesterday. Today is the first day of summer break and there are likely to be waffles and chlorine-scented children.
Here are a few of my favorite images from summers past. My babies look wee in some of them....