Abstract art or condensation on my water bottle…
New neighbors… we see deer in our back yard at least once a week and I don’t know that I will ever tire of it, though I might not end up ever planting anything back there which would be a bummer since having both a vegetable garden and a flower garden are on my life list.
We went to a water activity-themed birthday party and it was awesome! The grand finale was a super long slip and slide which was just the best!
There were also giant bubbles.
Friday night at the ice cream shop.
And after ice cream it was necessary to burn off a little steam at the fountain.
Haven’t heard this song for AGES but have heard it three times in the last month on The Coffee House station – you better up your game, XM. (at least it’s not something by Shawn Colvin – they love her, too, and I DO NOT)
A brief moment of brotherly love.
The covered bridge in Ada is a magical place.
How this is even comfortable, I don’t know.
Mumford & Sons on Pandora and feet up on the couch… perfect Friday night.
We visited the Farmer’s Market, we bought dill for making pickles. Jack clearly does not approve.
Peek-a-boo… someone likes to pop up when I am standing at the kitchen sink.
Saturday afternoon nap time… note the jeans and sweatshirt in JULY.
Jack’s new talent.
I so love it when they get along.
Date night with a stop at the Rockford Brewing Company… cider, raspberry ale and something very dark – all very good.
Hanging with some besties. Girls are a whole different deal than boys…
Liam’s birthday outing with his BFF, Alejandro… McDonald’s for lunch, Chuck E. Cheese’s for games and Krispy Kreme for donuts (instead of cake).
Just adding another “log” to the fire… it only took 3 hours to burn.
Playing catch with baby Ethan at Quinn and Chris’s summer house… we didn’t drop him even once
Nephew Mitch (who has a new radio show, BTW), by fire light.
I do just love that face.
Sun pickles… the best dill pickles EVER.
A cold, but gorgeous day at Duck Lake and Lake Michigan.
The personal trainer’s license plate (but of course)
Jack loves removing Lego heads and playing with just them… here, they face off with cars… we call this every day life.
Extreme close up.
My faithful companion.
The new IKEA catalog… swoon.
Driving to a friend’s house we happened upon a cat leading a string of ducks across the road… as our car approached, the cat turned around and walked back off the road and the ducks all turned to follow. What in the world?
File this one under “Can’t Possibly Be Comfortable”
I watch the VMAs… decided I was too old to be doing that because I continually exclaimed, “Are you kidding me?” but then Justin Timberlake performed (and reunited with ‘Nsync) and all was right for a moment. My favorite part of watching is also being on Twitter and reading snarky tweets aloud to Simon.
French macarons (or macaroons) brought to me fresh from Paris. Little bites of heaven. I had never had one before and my coworker fulfilled a life list item for me. So far, passionfruit with chocolate filling is my fave.