Thursday, June 30, 2011


This orange tub? The best $5 we ever spent.

Monday, June 27, 2011

Oh, the obsessions of a 3 year old

He has taken to picking the seeds out of seedless watermelon.

Friday, June 24, 2011

Quote for Friday

This morning as I was putting him in his carseat, he said "I like your beautiful necklace, Mommy."

I'm starting to think he's buttering me up for something. 

Thursday, June 23, 2011

Quote of the day

Zack and I were getting ready to head out the door this morning. He had his milk and I had my purse on my shoulder when he turns to me, points to my bag, and says, very seriously, "I like your new bag, Mommy."

Thursday, June 16, 2011

Quote of the day

I've lost my voice the past few days. The first day this happened, I picked Zack up from school and he was chattering away in the back seat like he always does. I was doing my best to answer, but not much was coming out. All of a sudden he stopped for a second, then said "Mommy, your mouth not making any noise."

Monday, June 13, 2011

Quote of the Day

"I'm getting frustrated with you, Mommy."

This after about an hour of him fighting going to sleep. I informed him that he wasn't the only one who was frustrated.

Sunday, June 05, 2011


So Zack faired very well with Grandma and Papa. And to their credit, Grandma and Papa didn't leave the second that Rob and I arrived home! Rob and I went to pick the little guy up at school the day we got back. When we walked in the room, he looked at us for a minute, then asked "Where are Grandma and Papa?" 

We've been busy since then. Zack's school had an end-of-the-year celebration last Friday, with a Mardi Gras theme that included yummy food and pony rides. It was lots of fun!

We spent a lot of time outside this afternoon, with Zack doing a great job of alternately helping us, making "cupcakes" (this involved water, dirt, weeds, and a watering can, with just the right amount of stirring), picking wild strawberries, and otherwise amusing himself.  I suspect that he'll turn a few shades lighter after his bath tonight.

And yes, his shoes are on the wrong feet. He put them on himself and he adamently insisted that they were on the correct feet. Aside from being VERY disconcerting to us when watching him walk, there was no harm done, so it seemed a battle that need not be picked.

I'm on my way to Providence, RI, for a conference as I type. I was telling Zack that I was going on a trip, and I got the requisite "don't go" that I was expecting. I told him that I had to go but I'd miss him. "I'll be sad when you leave, Mommy."  Yikes! That really tugged on those heart strings!