Archive for June, 2008

Secret Hideout

June 12, 2008

Recently my 4 year old son has had a few rough weeks. All part of the growing up process I guess. So today, being that it was his last day of summer camp (I know, it’s only the middle of June), I decided to spruce up his closet. My 2 year old daughter had a ton of fun “helping” me make her brother’s closet into a special space.

I decided to make it a secret hideaway that he can play in whenever he wants. This is a kid who likes to be left alone once in a while, so I knew it would work for him. I did have the added bonus that his closet has remained almost completely empty since we moved in about 2 1/2 years ago. What? He’s a boy and he’s 4.

I got the idea at ohdeedoh. So, what do you think? He absolutely LOVED it and told me it was “perfect.” He’s my favorite boy.


You know what love is?

June 9, 2008

Love is standing in the doorway of the bathroom sipping coffee and trying to wake up while you wait for your 2 year old to finish using the potty while the entire time she is asking you silly questions like ,”does grandma have a baby? ”

We are in the throws of potty training around here.  Send us some good vibes please.

LOVE these!

June 8, 2008

These are my new favorite things…. pajama pants by a company called Nick & Nora that I got at Target the other day.  I LOVE these pjs!!!!!!  I swear they are the most comfortable things I own and I never want to take them off!  Would it be bad if I bought a few pairs and wore them as regular clothes?  Their prints are so cute. And did I mention how comfortable they are?  100% cotton and an elastic waist band.  Just my style 🙂

Love Love Love………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………..



June 8, 2008

2 Weeks ago we went to the Franklin Park Zoo in Boston free of charge thanks to our public library.  Did you know you can get passes to lots of family fun places like the zoo or the aquarium at your library?  You Can!

Anyway, this is the 3rd year in a row that we’ve taken the kids to the zoo, a different zoo each time, and each time they love it more.  Me, not so much.  I’m neither here nor there about animals.  Except for my Maggie.  Now that was a dog!

I do have to say that this zoo was my favorite.  It was the smallest compared to the other two (Roger Williams in Rhode Island and the San Francisco Zoo) and it didn’t have many animals (the lion and the gorilla were MIA on the day we were there) but it was the easiest to navigate and when we were done we weren’t completely exhausted.

However, I did get pooped on by a bird flying overhead while my husband took the kids to see a bird exhibit.  How ironic, especially since the bird was a regular bird and not a zoo animal.  I was so completely disgusted and lost my breath for a moment.  Thankfully it hit my shirt (I would have died if it got me on my head) and I had baby wipes with me.

These are the best 2 photos I took.  The top one we were in a cage within a larger cage that held some wild bird from Peru, and the bottom is a structure that was on the property prior to it becoming a zoo.

There will be no more of this…

June 6, 2008

Last Friday night Peter took Maggie back to the foster family who gave her to us.  It was so sad.  My 4 yr old cried that Maggie would miss me, and my 2 yr old cried that she was sad.  I’ve been so totally bummed this entire week.  She is such a great dog.  Who knew that I would be the one who wanted to keep her, I had never had a dog before.  My son wants to know when will we visit her at her house?

I hope she gets adopted by a great family.  Apparently she is still at the foster’s house.