Wednesday, June 30, 2010

some things

I haven't blogged in a long time, and I really have no excuse other than the fact that I have been extremely busy, mostly with trying to ruin Michael's life by being the Meanest Mom Ever. He's five-years-old now, and being that horrible is harder than it sounds. It takes more work than you might expect to aniticipate what he waaaaaants more than anything else in the entire world at every given moment, and then deny him of that most precious precious need. And then there's all the laughing in his face while he cries and pleads! totally exhausting.

This week, aside from refusing Michael his heart's desire(s), we have also been doing swim lessons! Which is kind of a mixed bag, to tell the truth. I love swim lessons, and yet I do not love what happens to all three of my preshus dahrlings by mid-afternoon/evening. William, not five minutes ago, walked up to me and screamed a scream of wordless agony.

"...What?" I asked.

"I do NOT have ANY MILK," he observed, and wandered off. I wonder what he's doing now. Probably coloring on the walls. (Update: no! that was Ivy.)

(Of course, with William this type of behavior is...not unexpected swim lessons or no, but it still exemplifies what's been going on around here all week.)

also! Chris and I are going to see 110 in the Shade tonight, with Audra McDonald, I cannot believe Chris is not more excited. You would be excited, wouldn't you? I was in that play once, but have never actually seen it so I am very excited, plus AUDRA MCDONALD. I am having flashbacks to being obsessed with Ragtime in 1998.

um, that's all. See you later. maybe. After all, I'm mean now, you really can't trust what I say.

Tuesday, June 29, 2010

summer cuts in progress

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Wednesday, June 23, 2010

the five-year-old

cardinals baseball cap and slight black eye included.

Monday, June 14, 2010

Monday night softball

William and Chris.

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Thursday, June 10, 2010

Tuesday, June 8, 2010

William, 5 PM, staring at a television that is not on

we spent all afternoon playing in our swimsuits in the sun, and it finally feels like summer (complete with early evening exhaustion):

Monday, June 7, 2010


(and you guys BETTER LIKE this stupid video, because you have no idea how long it took me to make it work.)

Untitled from spliz on Vimeo.

Friday, June 4, 2010


yesterday after I made dinner (early--needed time to simmer), I went to look for the boys. I found this:

have you ever seen anything more lovely? I wanted to freeze them just like this, best friends forever.

a picture is as close as I'll come, I supppose.

Thursday, June 3, 2010

ugliest shirt ever

(taken with and posted by my phone, because ivy did something to our internet and I'm not smart enough to figure out what.)

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Wednesday, June 2, 2010


"Mikah. pease? pease?" she says, thrusting the book against his chest . "Pease?"

"Okay, but not all of it," he answers smiling. "Holding it up makes my arms tired."

Tuesday, June 1, 2010

lagoon in two images

pretty accurate summation.