Monday, September 27, 2010


I had one idea in mind. A pear. Simple, yes. But getting the subject to accomplish the simple task of holding the pear can be surprisingly difficult when the subject is three years old, with ideas of her own. So we baked cookies. And I promised her two, maybe three.

Monday, September 20, 2010

Blue Skies

Trying to soak in a few more beach days before we're too busy with holidays.

Tuesday, September 14, 2010

Born Free, Now I'm Expensive

I would have to try really hard to not take pictures of this little girl. She appears everytime I pull the camera out, with accessories and new moves that I can't refuse. Her mommy will never have a shortage of photos.

Sunday, September 5, 2010

Swimming, Remembering

I was so happy the other day when Patrick got in the wading pool with Darby. He's far too grown up and mature for such things normally, but she really really wanted him to play. And he played so nicely with her, allowing her to climb on his back and spray him with the water hose and basically just be an insane little kid. It reminded me of when he was little and we lived in a tiny house with a tiny and somewhat scary backyard that backed up to an empty lot where transients sometimes hung around. It was a 1926 bungalow with original windows and old copper pipes and an unfinished upstairs loft with stairs built for dwarves (They were about half the width of normal stairs. Did people used to have miniature feet?) The house was so cute and charming from the front. I knew it would be ours the first time we looked at it through the windows. I loved the big front steps and the tiny front porch and the fireplace and the original cabinets and the pipes in the closets that we used to hang our clothes on. This picture is from the listing agent when we bought our first house. I wish I'd had a decent camera back in those days. I would have taken a thousand pictures of that house and all it's nooks and crannies.

And here are my loves....

Friday, September 3, 2010

While the Cat's Away

It was just me and the kids this week, so we enjoyed some quality time together. Patrick and I started a Periodic Table puzzle, which has proven itself addictive. Then, like every classy mom, I took my daughter to the Dollar Store for entertainment. We got some giant sunglasses and a clown nose with glasses, endless fun. The last night before their dad came home, I let them each eat about a dozen fortune cookies at dinner. They love sugar, I love tiny messages on scraps of paper. Win!