Saturday, October 30, 2010

Week 43

Friday, October 22, 2010
Query, query, query. 
What to write for my queries?

Saturday, October 23, 2010
Thank goodness for the husband 
who can talk his two-year old off the 
meltdown cliff and get him to sleep!

Sunday, October 24, 2010
A quiet day at home with no plans. Phew!

Monday, October 25, 2010

Peering out from a mass of books at Goodwill, 
waiting to be pulled back into existence, 
a childhood favorite—Andrew Henry’s Meadow.

Tuesday, October 26, 2010
Kade: “Knot, knot?”
Mom: “Who’s there?”
Kade: “Nanna.”
Mom: “Nanna who?”
Kade: “Um. . .” (long pause) “Knot, knot?”
Mom: “Who’s there?”
Kade: (Another long pause) “Or’nge.”
Mom: “Or’nge who?”
Kade with a big grin: “Glad I didn’t nanna you ‘gan.”

Wednesday, October 27, 2010

Chapter titles. I think I’ll add chapter titles.

Thursday, October 28, 2010
A quiet (sort-of) morning with my posse of moms.

Week 42

Friday, October 15, 2010
Dinner at home with friends. 
Minimal chaos. 

Saturday, October 16, 2010

The end of an era as we swap out the crib 
for a set of bunk beds.

Sunday, October 17, 2010

Five years this posse has been together. 

Monday, October 18, 2010

I can’t keep my eyes open. 
Why am I fighting going to bed?

Tuesday, October 19, 2010

Four times, I tell you. 
Four times she made me run up that hill!

Wednesday, October 20, 2010

Some things never change. 
My almost five-year-old just used the 
“ABC—already been chewed” line on me.

Thursday, October 21, 2010 
Oregon, my alma mater . . . Go, ducks, go! 

Week 41

Friday, October 8, 2010
On a critiquing roll. We might actual get 
through our books by the end of the month.

Saturday, October 9, 2010

An impromptu ferry ride with friends,
eating lunch in the rain. Can’t beat it!

Sunday, October 10, 2010

A fun morning singing with a great group of guys.

Monday, October 11, 2010

Taxi? Anyone need a taxi-driver 
because I sure feel like one.

Tuesday, October 12, 2010

Where did my sweet natured, laid back two year old go? 
He’s been replaced by a head strong, 
temperamental almost three-year-old.

Wednesday, October 13, 2010

The parents are back in the country. 
Three plus weeks is too long 
for them to be gone!

Thursday, October 14, 2010 
Thank goodness for our Indian summer 
and the chance to keep running 
those boys at the park!

Monday, October 25, 2010

Week 40

Friday, October 1, 2010
The almost five-year-old is smitten 
with a little girl in his class. Is he old enough?

Saturday, October 2, 2010
Laughing with old friends at old stories—you can’t beat it!

Sunday, October 3, 2010
Chilly and gray outside—no wonder 
it’s 4:30 in the afternoon and I still can’t wake up.

Monday, October 4, 2010
“Mommy, seriously, if you turn on Star Wars, 
I’ll give you fifty bucks!” says the almost five year old. 
“For real.”

Tuesday, October 5, 2010
Check out lapommedeportland. 
Beautiful to look at—beautiful to eat. 
Photo by Carrie Cook Minns

Wednesday, October 6, 2010
Runny nose, runny nose, go away. 
Come back some other day . . . 
actually, don’t come back.

Thursday, October 7, 2010 
The operator must be smarter than 
the machine she is trying to outwit.

Week 39

Friday, September 24, 2010
We have hired the “Click and Clack” 
of the plumbing world to help us fix our pipes! 
They are hilarious.

Saturday, September 26, 2010
Good friends, good food, good wine 
with kiddo chaos tossed in for fun. 
The perfect inauguration of our newly restored kitchen pipes.

Sunday, September 26, 2010
A lazy day (with running water)!

Monday, September 27, 2010
I seriously don’t know how to dress for this weather.

Tuesday, September 28, 2010
It’s good to have friends who motivate you to 
run faster than you thought you could!

Wednesday, September 29, 2010
My two and a half year old is confused. 
He’s singing the lyrics of “Bob the Builder” 
to the tune of “Come Together”. 
John Lennon is rolling over in his grave.

Thursday, September 30, 2010
For a fall day, it sure is beautiful. 
(Don't tell the weatherman.)