Tuesday, August 8, 2017


I got a little carried away with the animations. Just a few posts have them. If they make you sick, well, it is only from this summer.

I'll stop now.

Friday, August 4, 2017


SO, when K13 was with us I told the girls I'd take them to Denny's. I didn't, though. So Q11 got it in her mind to go. And so we went. We had a sleepover with K11 and H11 and C12 came with us, of course.

What I didn't take was a picture of their food at 11pm at night ... we had breakfast, of course. H11 had the grandslam breakfast, which K11 ate half of along with her strawberries and cream kids pancakes, Q11 had funfetti pancakes (only available in kids size) and C12 had strawberries and cream, adult size. MMMM, good.

Monday, July 31, 2017

Misc. finishing up July.

My Snake Plant bloomed, 

Q11 and I biked to Lake Artemesia and saw a turtle stuck on two posts. We called three people (park rangers) to find out he does this all the time.

M48 called me on Thursday the 17th and said C12 and K13 asked if K13 could come down. She could. We enjoyed having her for a week. We went to Climb Zone, we went to see Dunkirk, I made the C & K walk to the library, they took the Metro by themselves to DC, we celebrated my birthday on the 26th ... and this is the ONLY photo I took.

Oops, my bad. We spent about a day and a half in IKEA after having lunch there.

Thursday, July 6, 2017

Massachusetts by the Days: Thursday

Thursday, you guessed it. We lazed around, went swimming. GiGi invited us to go to Camp for a swim. It was LOVELY. I jumped in to get K13 in once she said she'd go in if I did. So, I did. I didn't stay in, though, but Q11, D11, J11, and K13 had a good time swimming. C12 stayed at home to have quiet time.  That was one thing that was missing quite a bit, I think, as we had a lot of social time.

I hadn't been to camp for a goooooodly number of years. It was lovely. The breeze was delightful.

I can't remember if we had ice cream or not, but I certainly think we must have. I wouldn't miss a day!

Wednesday, July 5, 2017

Massachusetts in July: By the days. Wednesday

Visit with G, G, C6, and S5

So after we slept over in East Hampton, we drove East the next morning to Milton, trusting the GPS to get us there. I really had no idea where Milton was, honestly. I need to look at a map. I was surprised we went so far south.

We took a walk, had a drink, had some lunch ...

... and then we went swimming. The pool at Milton is VAAAAAST, GIANT in fact. and they do this cool thing hanging the kids up on the fence. LOVED it. Wish my kids were small enough to do this still, but they most definitely are NOT.

Isn't this the cutest?

Know what we didn't do, though? Have ice cream. Oh, well.

Tuesday, July 4, 2017

Massachusetts in July: By the Days. The actual 4th (Tuesday!)

Visit with K, T, and J11.

Hm. What's we do? Swim in their pool and eat ice cream. Yum. Oh, and Q11 & J11 & C12 played minecraft.
But I didn't take photos of that.

We visited Williston on the way home and sat on the lion for our friend Bart who went to school there.

Monday, July 3, 2017

Massachusetts in July: By the Days. Monday

Willard Brook! I have really fond memories of going here as a kid.

Look at this great photo of Meme and Pep.

Q11 loved the water, of course. And all the girls like the rock hopping and wading through the brook.

Ice cream at Cherry Hill after dinner. Yum!