Tuesday, July 24, 2012

i'm back baby dolls!

 I saw New York, or more importantly I saw my dear friends who live in New York. During this time I sat on the beach and read a book. It was as glorious as it sounds.
I took a lot of pictures of flowers during a long drive home from a local farm.

 I saw a giant spade at the place where we bought the flowers; they also served homemade ice cream with fresh raspberries. I know you are all jealous.

I am learning how to cook, rather slowly, and sticking to my diet. I still have some pain, but I think it's from my neck being out of place. I still see the chiropractor, but the neck adjustments are much different now so as not to aggravate my (small) chiari malformation.

And perhaps the most exciting news of all -- I now have vinyl flooring in my bathroom! The first time Punkin peed on the floor, I was so excited to be able to clean it up with a paper towel and a Clorox wipe that I considered texting everyone I know.

Thursday, July 12, 2012


A pop-up pool in Brooklyn, complete with sand and some ultra-comfy lounge chairs.
A view of the skyline from Brooklyn.
This is just what I needed; a visit with some amazing friends to help me recharge. Oma and Opa deserve a special medal for babysitting these four days.

Sunday, July 8, 2012

ready? i throw it!

This is Annabelle, and unlike Gracie from our church that Punkin sits with in church every week, she is very active. I think between the two animals, Punkin is able to get the best of both worlds -- a dog to calm and comfort and a dog to play fetch and swim with almost any time he wants. I can see his self-confidence grow as he has become more and more comfortable with Annabelle, her owner, and the other children in my parents' neighborhood. She's also a nice incentive to convince him to take his medicine in the morning.

See my post on Super Hero Week at PreKandKSharing.

Thursday, July 5, 2012

don't mind the glisten, it's a natural glow

It's been rather warmish around here, so we've basically been swimming and swimming. This picture is from fireworks, when we nearly melted all together. Punkin did a great job and gave me an awesome gift -- he slept until 10am the next day. What a sweet boy.

I have to say that I am loving seven years old. He's helping me cook dinner, he wants to load and unload the dishwasher, and he has an awesome belly laugh. Now if we could convince him not to wear his life vest in public....