Sunday, July 29, 2012

Can't Stop Eating These....


I love this time of year....when cherries are plentiful and best of all- cheap!!

watching the Olympics + eating cherries =a little slice of heaven.

Saturday, July 28, 2012


It does a body good!


We picked Cooper up from camp today....what a difference a year makes.
Last year as soon as I drove up to the cabin, Cooper ran towards me at top speed.
This year, Jon and I drove up and got a nonchalant wave when he saw us.

It was a good feeling- and one that pulled at my heartstrings.
We got in the car, took a quick tour around the camp and headed home.

I offered him some milk as soon as we left the gates....his face was priceless.
It's hard to know exactly what the situation was, but he says that they only gave kids milk in the morning for their cereal. I cannot fathom not giving kids the option of drinking milk with their meals- sheesh.

Did he love it? No.
Did he have a good time? Yes
Does he want to go back next year? Not to this camp- he has a new appreciation for the camp he attended last year and I think we'll try to make that happen.
Did he have some funny stories? Yes!
Is he glad he went? Yes.
Is his confidence higher than when he left? Yes.
Is he glad to be home? YES!!

Are we glad to have him home?? YES, YES, YES!!!!

Friday, July 27, 2012

This Just In....

Jon went to the Post Office to grab our mail (yes, that's right- we don't have a mailbox at our takes some getting used to but I LOVE it now!) and guess what was there???

Letters from COOP!!

Here is his post card-


We couldn't be more thrilled....
But, the best part was his letter (exactly as it was written)-

Dear Mom and Dad,

Top bunk is not that great, here is why the air conditioning can't get up here. Some things that have been cool are the wet willie, carpet ball, sailing, Ski School and our cottage. I am going to send you another letter tomorrow.


P.S. Can you send some candy cause all the people in my cabin are stuffing down stuff.

Turn page

When I turned the page, this is what I saw-


Oh my word!!! If you know my kid then you realize how dire the situation is to have no milk. He can't get through a meal let alone a week without milk!!

I'll be packing a 1/2 gallon in a cooler for him to drink on the way home when I pick him up! Sweet little thing!!

Oh, my heart is so happy right now-

Wednesday, July 25, 2012

Missing Him...


I am missing this little kid right now!
He's at Camp for the week and is probably having a blast but that doesn't change the fact that it's sort of lonely on the home front.

I can't wait to go pick him up on Saturday- last year when he came back he had so many stories and he had grown so much in such a short time. I'm so proud of him for going and for facing his fears about being away from home.

Come on Saturday!!!

Saturday, July 7, 2012



i want to be sure to remember the moments that melt my heart when he has no idea i'm watching!!

Sunday, July 1, 2012

1st Crabs of 2012

The R's stopped for their yearly pilgrimage on the way home from the beach.

As usual, the crabs did not disappoint (and neither did the R's)!