Wednesday, June 30, 2010

Sunday, June 13, 2010


I host our book group next week.  We are reading Olive Kitteridge by Elizabeth Strout.  Have you read it?  Should lend itself to an interesting conversation.  It was an easy read, but I have to say, i didn't really love it.  Because I am hosting, that means I cook dinner for everyone and then get to pick the book.  I think I may pick The Map Of True Places.  We read the Lace Reader last year and I have heard this one is even better!
Now I just need to figure out what to make for dinner....All of the book group members are great cooks, so it is somewhat intimidating to come up with a great menu!  I will let you know what I make!

Friday, June 11, 2010

Friday Follow Blog Hop

I am playing along with Maryland Pink and Green today with her Friday Follow Blog Hop. Feel free to join in and find some new fun blogs!!

Last Day of School

We have arrived at the last day of school!  Here are the boys with their flowers for their teachers.  Every child brings in a flower and a gorgeous bouquet is created for their teacher with all the offerings.  Really, the bouquets created are beautiful!  I wish I could say the hydrangeas are from my garden, but they are from my dining room table, from an arrangement I had for a meeting hosted here on Tuesday.  I like to send the boys in with peonies, but this year they bloomed so soon, they are gone now.  Last year the boat was in the yard blocking all sun, so we did some irises.  Maybe next year....
After school we are off to the unofficial official beach day at a local beach.  Luckily the sun seems to be coming out.  I am frantically trying to get the house in order before these two handsome small people descend on my life for a few months!!!
Have a lovely weekend!

Thursday, June 10, 2010

Yesterday afternoon I picked the boys up early from school ( I know, WHAT was I thinking with only 2 days left!!!) and we headed to the commuter rail so we could hit the Scooper Bowl.  We were originally scheduled to head in today (because it's my birthday) but it is raining, and the weather people actually predicted it right.  So off we went yesterday.

When you arrive you are given a spoon.  DO NOT THROW AWAY said spoon.  This happened to us last year.  Seriously, I think we ALL threw our spoons away after the first ice cream last year.  We were graciously given a second spoon, but we were determined NOT to make that mistake this year.  The ice cream was great.  My favorite was the mango sorbet from ciao bella gelato.  Mmmmmmm.  For a list of all the flavors available go here.  The crowds were pretty crazy up at each vendors booth.  Before John joined us, I was afraid I was going to lose a boy.  They were great though and did a pretty good job sticking with me.  J gets easily distracted though, so we discovered early on he should NOT be in front!
After gorging on ice cream (J had 10!!!) we walked through the North End and went here for dinner.  We didn't eat much, but just needed a little something not sweet.  Then we walked back to the train, jumped on the 6:10 and had the boys in bed by 7:30!  Perfection!

Saturday, June 5, 2010

My little sneek...

Funny story for you all:
Yesterday C had a field trip (tidepooling, so fun!) and was allowed to come home right after instead of going back to school.  John was home (although working in his office) and C wanted to stay home when I went to get J.  I also had to go to UPS to send the table pictured in my last post (YAY!!) Fine.  C was told he could stay home but needed to find something quiet to do.  I left, got to my car, and realized I had forgotten something. (that fast)  Came back in the house just in time to see C's body very slowly and quietly slipping into the living room (through the dining room).  Uh oh.  I knew he was up to something!  I asked him to come back into the kitchen and show me what he had.  Um, he had a 1/4 c. measuring cup FILLED to the top with sugar that he was planning on eating!  OMW!!  Needless to say, he was NOT allowed to stay home when I went to pick up J nor was he allowed to stay home when J had his dentist appointment later in the afternoon.  We are in serious trouble with this one.  Serious trouble.

and he looks so innocent...

Wednesday, June 2, 2010

Been busy!

Sorry for my absence! I have been completing my last project for
Tickled Pink Designs. Hopefully I will start the business up again
someday, but for now my studio is closed. I need to be able to devote
more time to my family right now!! These boys are only young once! :)