Tuesday, August 19, 2008

We had a little visitor this week. Miss Sophie came to visit and brought alone her mother, who is Mark's gorgeous cousin Patrice and her grandmother who just happens to be our favorite Aunt Janet. You forget the stages that your own children go through. The constant motion of a two-year old. I took 16 pictures. This is the only one that is not blurry. Sophie is in constant motion and will not pose for the camera. She couldn't get enough of playing in Taylor's room. She wanted to stay in the corner that we refer to as the American Girl world. She loved twirly Bitty's umbrella.
When Chloe enters Taylor's room, Taylor gives her one command "bed", and she settles right into her shabby bed. It was adorable to hear Sophie trying to order Chloe around. Chloe moved so fast, the photo was blurred as well.
She loved playing with the dollhouse too and was so gentle with everything. She stole my heart. I hadn't seen her for over a year and miss her all ready.

Saturday, August 16, 2008

Something is telling me to get to the beach! Or maybe two little people of mine. Both this weekend in different ways. My son is working on a high school honor's language project this weekend. They are studying the Greek Pantheon. One segment of his project was to take six people in his life and chose a god or goddess that reminds him of them. He chose the goddess of the sea for me. I love going to the beach. Can't get enough of it. A few years ago I came to the realization that I finally decided what I wanted to be when I grew up. A professional beachcomber. Just as soon as we get some oceanfront property in Arizona. My darling daughter stayed over at a friend's house last night. She called me and said she had just bought a surprise for me. She said everything about it reminded her of me. She's right. She knows my taste so well.
Is this not the cutest bag? What a sweetie to think of me and spend her own money on me. She's my little saver too. She has to find something extra special to part with any of her money.