Monday, May 14, 2012

Good Day


A great mother's day. I got to read in bed while kids and Scott made me a breakfast of croissants, strawberries, sausages and cappuccinos. There was chocolate too, along with cards from the kids that William had promised would 'break my heart'.  His explanation of this was 'you know Mommy, how you cry when you're happy. It'll do that." And it did. Sun and roughing around later on at Oma's and Gramp's house, while celebrating Neil and Becky's engagement and making plans for their wedding in August. Lots to look forward too!

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(That felt rushed, but the day itself was perfect and easy going, doing what I love best. And they know that.)

Wednesday, May 9, 2012

Slurping and Skipping


Rosie being a monkey and William a kangaroo. He's learning to skip for the Jump Rope for Heart program at school. The day he showed me what he'd learned so far in gym class, I declared to Scott it was one of my favourite things ever. Just look at that tongue!

  
So proud to reach 150 nights of reading, even prouder to be in only kid in his class to do so.

  And it's muddy. Lots of mud around here thanks to the construction.

Tuesday, May 8, 2012

Still Flying








I love the feeling you get upcoming coming home from a holiday. You feel lighter, less likely to worry about the little things, and definitely relaxed. The problem is that it doesn't usually last too long. But I still feel it! Home for more than a week, I still have no immediate need to spend time on facebook, or the internet in general. Things still feel extra special. Special just like those Godiva chocolate Aunt Bonnie and I ate on 5th Ave, the chocolate restaurant Max Brenner (amazing!) we ate at twice, the shopping we did at Macy's, seeing War Horse at the Lincoln Centre that we rode to in a stretch limo (completely by luck, for $12), seeing 'The Columnist" on Broadway, Times Square at night, the walk we had through beautiful Central Park, the food, the bagels, the coffee...

Are you still my friend. : )

Thank you Aunt B for four days of Mother's Day and my birthday all rolled into one wonderful time away with you!!!

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ps - The differences between the pictures are that some were taken with my camera and others with a disposable camera. I took the memory card that held on five pictures and my vacation brain didn't tell me to just buy a new one.