Tuesday, September 20, 2011


max learned how to do the monkey bars this summer. riley is so excited to have a fellow chimp to play with. the weather is still nice enough to go to the park in the mornings, and since the other 2,000 occupants who are normally there must have all started school, we are taking full advantage of the empty playground.

sometimes the little man gets tired and pretends to fall asleep. who could blame him?

the tooth fairy

this pretty little girlie lost a tooth!! we were eating dinner and she kept telling me something was stuck in her teeth. so we brushed them. then flossed them. then brushed them again. then i wiggled it. it hadn't occured to me that my littlest girl was big enough to have a loose tooth. but apparently she is! she "took it out" all by herself. then went outside to show her friends on the playground and lost it in the tires. she wasn't really upset. she just wanted to make sure that tooth fairy was going to bring her some cash anyway. so she wrote her a little note.
"dear tooth fairy, i lost my tooth in the tires. but i would still like some money. riley." "riley, thanks for the note and the beautiful picture! T. Fairy."
she got 2 bucks. a couple of days later she lost another tooth. and got 2 more bucks. she wiggles random teeth, now, in hopes of getting rich.

Friday, September 16, 2011

when the cat's away...

max and i spend our afternoons together. just us. i've never had just one kid at home. sometimes we go to the library. or the park. or get groceries and run errands. (do you know how easy this is with just one kid?! almost too easy.) but sometimes we just stay home. and play. like this day when we played with jakob's "guys". we started lining them all up (for a war, maybe?  i really don't know.) but ended up throwing our guys in hopes of  knocking down the other guys. max kept saying, in a very serious tone, "mom...let's do this." who knew that could be so fun?