Tuesday, May 28, 2013

Memorial Day weekend '13

We had a wonderful weekend with a much needed visit with family. We stayed at Cinnie and Papa's and enjoyed playing outside in the sunshine and sandbox, making ginormous bubbles, exploring the pond and barn and playing a fun game of Headbands (try to guess who you are).  Cinnie and Papa watched the boys while Jeff and I had a date night with Deedles and Max. We saw Star Trek Into Darkness, awesome. Loved Benedict Cumberbatch, such a great actor. And we loved Jodie and Max's new house, just beautiful. We are so happy for them!
Then Monday was spent visiting my family. My grandma took a fall and is staying in the hospital so we made home made get well cards (with too much glitter) and visited her, thankfully she is doing great and will be home after a couple weeks in a rehabilitation center. She looked really good.  It was nice visiting with my sister as well and seeing my mom and meeting Sebastion, my mom's new puppy - a Yorkshire terrier. The boys fell in love with him, he's so cute and little!
Here are some pics from the weekend:


  1. You have such a photographer's eye. I love seeing your shots!

    1. Well thank you! Next time your this way I'll have to take some of your family :)


My current obsession

Raising Cain, The Emotional Lives of Boys. Read it, just do it. It's only 258 pages long and it will change how you view and interact with boys. If you have a boy in your life, whether you're a parent, teacher, mentor or friend, you need to read this.
"...But as their manuscript progressed, Kindlon and Thompson realized a simple "how-to" would not do. "In the end," they write, "we found that the best advice we had to offer was simply to understand boys as they truly are ­ rather than as they appear or as we wish them to be. Our deepest wish is to pull aside the curtain boys so tenaciously draw around themselves and offer you a look inside their hearts and minds. If we succeed, we hope that you will see more clearly the ways in which our culture conspires to limit and undermine their emotional lives. We hope you will understand boys better, and above all, we hope you will enjoy them more"
Read an interview with one of the authors, Dan Kindlon, PH.D. here.