Thursday, August 29, 2013
Yeah, blogging took a backseat this summer. With two out of three boys adhering to the obligatory 30+ hour school week most of the year, summer has become a much valued commodity in my life. I decided to spend it wisely, because it won’t last forever. And although I’d like to deny it, hanging out on the beach and looking for seashells with mommy and daddy won’t be always be the boys’ idea of a perfect summer day. So here is a brief run down of what happened in the past few months:
Back in May, this happened. I was at an event hosted by The Bee Well where Ian Ziering made an appearance to promote a skin care line called Age Loc, and I was asked to take some photos. Suddenly, my palms were sweaty and it was 1997 for me all over again. After my brief encounter with Steve Sanders (because that’s who he will always be to me) I enjoyed a few giggles with friends/family as I shared the pic with them. My boys saw it and looked at me like I had three heads and wondered what the fuss was all about. Then in July, something happened. Sharknado. When I showed the picture to them again, they were all, “Whaaaaat??? Mommy, do you know him? Can we call him? Is he still scared to go surfing?” Awww, yeah. Scored some coolness points in the eyes of a 6 year old. (PS- if you think I’ve lost my mind, let me reassure you, they just watched the first few clips plus those that were played over and over on the news. As cheesy as the special effects are, Sharknado is bloody and too weird for little kids.)
I’ve hit some great yard sales this summer. Seriously, I need to have a yard sale to make room for all the great stuff I found at yard sales. (You know, it’s a vicious cycle.) My absolute favorite find was this, an old painted shield made out of leather and animal hide, painted in a tribal pattern. I hung it up in our foyer and I just love it. Cost? $1. Yesssssss.
I started a Tumblr of Carter’s drawings. I have run out of places to keep them and he kept asking me to put them on the Internet. So instead of clogging up my twitter and instagram feeds, I started a Tumblr, just for him. And he’s been a busy boy. He's a creative little guy, and sees details that I sometimes miss. Like how desperately Hamilton's eyes were calling for purple lashes. #drawcarterdraw
I had to get creative at home with a few rainy day activities. Lego racing was one of them (inspired by my friend Stephanie who teaches a Lego class!)
I spent roughly 4-5 weeks plus every weekend at our family beach house, which was amazing. It’s a place we all love to be and just an hour from home. Even though we’re packed tightly into just two bedrooms and one bathroom (4 adults and 3 kids when the whole clan is there) Dave and I have discussed the possibility of spending the whole summer living at the house, where he would commute to and from work just so we could be there more. (Maybe next year.) In August, Dave took two weeks’ vacation so we could spend more time together at the beach. We packed a lot of fun into those two weeks, including climbing the lighthouse in Barnegat Light.
Jackson is learning to surf. I want him to learn so he can teach me.
We kayaked out to one of the marshes in Barnegat Bay a few times (once with Dave and I and once with my mom the two older boys . . . now that’s a full kayak) to take a peek at the osprey nest with 3 baby chicks. Amazing.
We went fishing and crabbing a few times. We caught nothing (well, a few lucky creatures who lived to see another day). But Carter sure enjoyed the reading material he picked up at the bait shop.
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