Monday, September 01, 2014


The boys really enjoy being together.

I love watching them play. This summer, though, their individual interests became more clear.

Levi loves a project. He wants to make plans and DO. Here he is chiseling.

Milo likes to create. He loves his paints and markers...

...and sidewalk chalk.
One especially hot day we came home and Levi immediately asked if he could work on sawing a big limb in the backyard. 

I asked Milo if he wanted to do the same.  He looked at me like I was crazy then asked to do some crafts- inside where it was cool. 

Levi sawed and sawed and sweated and sweated.

Milo cut and drew and colored and made a mess.

I get such a kick out of them!

Wednesday, August 20, 2014

Summer Days

This foursome comes up with the best stuff.  Sometimes it's a one-act play.  Sometimes they'll treat you to a concert.  Here was a construction project.

It was a small fort of some kind.

They all used to fit on a bed much easier than this!

Tuesday, August 19, 2014

Jumping Beans

Is there any non-toy more fun than a mattress on the floor?

Well, maybe an empty refrigerator box or a space heater.


Sunday, August 10, 2014

Family Visit

Summer is wrapping up! This blog is our digital scrapbook and I want to capture some of our summer's great memories. I have lots to catch-up on.

Mom, Dad, Grandma, and Grandpa came for a visit end-of-June. We got to celebrate Dad's birthday as well as July 4th. They were here for a week and it was such a treat to spend that time together.

Monday, July 14, 2014

Beach Bebe

My beautiful sister lives with her beautiful family in Boston. I have to share a few snapshots they recently took because I keep looking at them and melting into a pile of goo.

Wednesday, June 25, 2014

Chicago and My Bestie

At the beginning of the month I flew to Chicago to meet up with my best friend, Tricia. We walked in the Cancer Survivor 5K.  She is a thyroid cancer survivor.

It was fun being in the city again together and we had great food and lots of fun shopping.  The absolute best part of our weekend, though, was the Segway tour we took of the lakefront on Saturday.  A huge storm came up just as we started out and we got soaked.  Despite the gale force winds and my lack of coordination and balance, we had an amazing time and by the end my stomach hurt from all the laughing.

Waiting for the train, trying to take a selfie.  This is pretty much what we looked like the whole time.


Monday, June 23, 2014

Lemonade Stand

Levi and Milo had been looking forward to running their own lemonade stand. Last Friday we had a free morning and they worked hard getting it set up.

We took advantage of the fact that there was an estate sale going on just outside our cul-de-sac. We loaded up the wagon and our neighborhood's first pop-up shop was up and running.

We sold a lot of lemonade to each other but they also had several generous customers.