Friday, July 29, 2011


We visit Mamo and Granddaddy a few times a year and I rarely get myself organized enough to actually post pictures. Your favorite Keys activities are:


Fishing (as long as they are promptly released)


Lunch at Lorelai

Feeding the tarpon at Robbie's marina

Helping Daddy take hero pictures

More swimming

Golf (Matthew is in on the action now!)

Did I mention swimming???

Thursday, July 28, 2011

Mom's Work

Sometimes I think about motherhood... others think about motherhood... you boys will think about motherhood...

...and I find myself trying to explain the inexplicable, like what I do all day.  I play. We play. I watch you play. All day long.  Every day.  With laundry and groceries and fish tank maintenance and school pickup and doctor visits and puke cleanup and post office trips thrown in.  But mostly play. So it seems miraculous that a teeny baby turns into a walking, talking, semi-rational human being in just a few years, when all he does is play with his Mommy.

Then I stumble across something like this and it doesn't seem so miraculous after all. Behold a great Mommy in action. Reading a 3 page book turns into a lesson on colors, vocabulary, self-esteem, gasoline, vehicle classification, ownership, personal space, and car noises. Vroom vroom!