Thursday, June 25, 2009

Hey! It's Hot!

I know you're really here for the pictures, but I'm gonna make you read some stuff first.
As you may know, we have been going through some unseasonably warm weather these past few days--and it promises to continue through Sunday. Everywhere I look, people are wilty, droopy and uncomfortable. But for me, this is summer. I grew up (mostly) in Arlington, VA where 90 weather is normal for all of July and August, and parts of June and September. For me, summer is about being hot & sticky. It's about relishing those moments spent in the water, be it a pool or a creek. It's about drinking gallons of kool-aid, and sucking all the flavor out of popsicles until you're left with ice on a stick. It's sleeping with a fan inches away because Mom doesn't turn on the a/c until the thermometer reads 100. It's cooking & eating outside because the house is too hot.
These are the things that make you really appreciate the cool breezes of Fall.
And now, the reason you've all come:
And Adrian. When you get up at 5 AM, drawing all over yourself is a perfectly reasonable use of time.

Thursday, June 18, 2009

she's 2!

Fiona is 2!
more later when she's not trying to scale me like mt. everest.....

Thursday, June 11, 2009

Aaron: how old is this popcorn?

Me: i made it on tues--no, monday.

Aaron: yeah. it kinda has the consistency of bubblegum.

Tuesday, June 09, 2009

Why I love my town

Every Friday night when the weather is good, there is a classic car show. We got there early and saw about 40 cars (which is only 1/3 of the cars that usually come). After that we went to Sam & Jake's for ice cream.
It was a great start to the weekend.
And I've decided I need a Chevy Imapala.