Sometimes I feel like I have alot to share and contemplate with you two and then sometimes I am completely blank. Void of any kind of thought. Those are the numerous nights I like to sit aimlessly surfing the Internet or TV. Sometimes we get caught up in summer evening activities at the neighbors or outside.
Going to sleep is also not been a favorite activity for you or your sister. Now the bedtime routine can stretch out until 9pm or later when I just collapse into bed. But in the end, there is no valid excuse.
so here in less than 10 pictures has been our mid-July adventures:
BSO at Oregon Ridge to hear the music of John Williams. Daddy's Father's Day gift since the entire second half was dedicated to the Star Wars movies.
Aunt Kaarn came to help Grandma paint and you had a sleep over with her and Annie and we all got to enjoy crabs, inside due to the rain! She and Grandma also took you tubing on the Gunpowder river where you cried for most of the ride. But you came around toward the end and now you have no plans for a repeat trip until you are 15! Where did you come up with that age?!?! But Aunt Kaarn is going to be ready in 12 years!
Aunt Molly moved to L.A. to fulfill her dreams. Ah to be young, with no strings and the drive to make your dreams come true. We went to go say goodbye and go for a dip in Aunt Clare's pool. However, the lifeguard was a bit strange and did not allow us to get in because of factitious thunderstorm. So Lucy sat there in her floaty suit. After Aunt Molly helped us out to our car and she climbed in hers to drive away, you freaked out. "I don't want her to go! Can I go with her?" you yelled at me. You and Aunt Molly have never had a very loving relationship but somehow the finality of saying goodbye for awhile hit you hard. We jumped out the van and ran up to her car to give her one last kiss goodbye. Thank God for this blog so she can always keep up your life. Now we just have to make sure we keep up on hers. Maybe a new L.A. blog will be born soon?
We celebrated Becca's 19th Birthday with a crab feast with the Wagmans and their friends. A good time was had and of course, in true Noraverna fashion, you had to help blow out the candles.
Did I mention when we went to the beach with Nonna and Nonni that we bought a hermit crab? That you have since named Larry. Larry has a very colorful shell and after some confusion on your part we clarified that he is definitely a crab and not a spider as you originally thought. We didn't know until we got him home that he only has one eye. You and Lucy love your hermit crab (not spider) but being a preschooler and newly dubbed toddler caring for Larry is a bit more of a challenge. So I am left watering and feeding our crustacean friend. Sometimes, you are allowed to play with Larry and you enjoy eating with him. Well you eat and he crawls around the table. Until last night. After we finished dinner, we couldn't find Larry anywhere. He had jumped off the table and crawled away. After your father and I searched for Larry for what seemed like hours (it was only 1) we found him under the buffet. Imagine all of us (Lucy included) on our hands and knees calling out for Larry to come home. Somehow Larry has crawled his way into all our hearts.
I am going to try and make this blog more of a priority in my life. Leave the emails and annoyances for another day.