Thursday, September 27, 2012
And lots of wild, giddy laughter--always the loud, squealy laughing.
Tim just told me that today they tied their bikes together and rode in opposite directions. When I asked how that went, he snickered, "Pretty terrible."
Julia laughed, "He's stronger, so I was just getting dragged backward!"
More evidence kids are nuts.
Julia told us yesterday in the car that when she was little, she thought that how the radio worked was that when it was time for a certain song to play, a buzzer would go off, or a light would go on at the singer's desk, prompting them to sing.
Wow, that would be elaborate, and tiresome for the singer!
She said, "True. Now I know they just play CDs."
Yes, they do.
When we left though, we could not find the car. That stupid Toyota blends into the crowd, very incognito. (Notice I blame the poor, innocent CAR. Shameless.)
That I was baffled was one thing, but Lydia too?? We walked up and down to the extent I wondered if it had been towed away? The kids had stacks of books and those got heavy. p.j. was walking and didn't really want to hold hands very much.
(Back in the day Julia didn't like to hold hands in traffic either. She used to clasp her hands together in front of her chest in the parking lot and holler at me, "I am holding MY OWN hand!") Pssht. That's not how it works, Child.
Then we went to the park.
And this--some wild, seven acres of undeveloped land that's going on the market next week, only thirty minutes from downtown. A long walk in the woods this afternoon, after spending the afternoon with funny kids, made it a quite perfect Thursday.
Tuesday, September 25, 2012
And the answer is yes, I did grab him tight and kiss those luscious cheeks. I spoke to him of his gorgeousness. He didn't complain.
Sam was so happy to see him--she threw herself down right next to him and sniffed his toes.
Onward. love always, Val
Sunday, September 23, 2012
And my sweet grandma is ninety.
This whole family is lucky to have you, for all the years you have been loving and upholding us all. love, Val and Jay and everybody.
Wednesday, September 19, 2012
James? This is a lovely honor, granted I'm about 100% sure because you are kind. Kindness = Everything.
love you so, Mom and Dad
Tuesday, September 18, 2012
Julia and Tim are both writing this year, nice surprise. I have no idea when this happened exactly, but it did.
Anyway, today Julia wrote extensive lists (invented spelling included) of how to take care of p.j. properly:
She did have to help translate some of this. Mrot is is Julia's backward way of saying remote: ma-rote.
Guzz is how she spelled glasses. There was an unfortunate incident where p.j. mangled my glasses last week. They were fixed at the eye doctor, so it's all good.
Tonight when Heidi came to pick her up and she was in the high chair, cranky, and Heidi held up a bite of food to her and she did her annoyed little howl, we told Heidi, "Hei-DEE, you're breaking rules two and three!"
Here's the second list:
Anyway, we spent this fine and lovely Tuesday with my mom, and sister, and niece.
And now it's bedtime.