Monday, August 13, 2012

Good-bye Summer!


~10:00 a.m. wake-up calls
~Going to sleep past midnight (usually us, sometimes even the kids)
~Monopoly Jr. games at 10:00 p.m. (what bedtime?)
~"What do you want to do today?"
~"Is it good beach weather today?"
~"We gotta do laundry for the next road trip..."
~Hanging out with my girls (and their kids) on a weekday afternoon
~Middle-of-the-day, middle-of-the-week art classes (for the kids)
~Middle-of-the-day, middle-of-the-week any activity (for the kids)
~Babysitting nights Every. Single. Week. (for Us)
~Wine on a Monday night
~And a Tuesday night
~Maybe a Wednesday too
~Stress-free Sunday nights
~"What day of the week is it?"
~Middle-of-the-day spontaneous gym visits
~Consistent conversations with Hubby all the time
~No need for "scheduling sex in"
~Tour de France on DVR
~Olympics on DVR
~Family Movie Night any night
~Flip flops 24/7 (what stilettos?)
~No routine, no schedule, no stress
~"Summer Liz" (the much-nicer-to-live-with version)

Perhaps I should keep that last one in mind?

Wednesday, August 8, 2012

Happy Birthday, Aidan Kai!

Four years ago today you entered our world with terrible drama.  

You drove us nuts the first few months with your endless piercing cries.

You've made every milestone and transition difficult.

And you've melted each and every one of us with your amazing sweetness, gentle nature, perfect dimples, and deliciously wicked sense of humor.  Happy Birthday to the sweetest little marshmallow of a boy. We love you, Pokey-Chicken..."all the way to the stars" and "sooooo much."