And then of course there is always the pool

And then we come to the other must have hotel accoutrements…the pool.

I think that they are fish cloaked in human form the amount of time they can spend in the water. They always outlast everyone else. Indoor, outdoor, ocean, lake or pond…as long as it can be swum in and splashed about.

Bliss for kids.


My kids don’t know how good they have it

The girls both had major braces work yesterday and were complaining (rightly) about how much their teeth hurt this morning. Now I remember how much that hurt and how you couldn’t eat anything harder than a piece of bread.

So after reviewing contents of freezers and pantry and consulting the after school schedule I came up with … Parmesan panko crusted tilapia baked with leeks and herbs and pastina with butter and Parmesan. (Pastina was a girl request)

Just about to go into the oven …

My mom made us soup

{this moment}

{this moment} – A Friday ritual. A single photo – no words – capturing a moment from the week. A simple, special, extraordinary moment. A moment I want to pause, savor and remember.

If you’re inspired to do the same, leave a link to your ‘moment’ in the comments for all to find and see.

paper craft


Lily got a “how to draw animals” book for christmas…tonight after dinner, she sat down (after cleaning up her drawing table) and began to draw … ¬†“I can’t believe I got it on the first try!” she says…. ¬†awesome job lily!