Tuesday, June 22, 2010

by the moment

Summer is an anomaly.

a·nom·a·ly  (-nm-l)
n. pl. a·nom·a·lies
1. Deviation or departure from the normal or common order, form, or rule.
2. One that is peculiar, irregular, abnormal, or difficult to classify: "Both men are anomalies: they have . . . likable personalities but each has made his reputation as a heavy" (David Pauly).
3. Astronomy The angular deviation, as observed from the sun, of a planet from its perihelion.

We are definitely living out of the norm and with no
regard for common order.

Bedtimes are irregular and much, much later then ever before.
(We are generally those parents who have our children in bed by 7:30)
The kids are closing their eyes around 9 or 9:30 every night.

The amount of "treats" being consumed is grotesque. Their seems to
be an occasion for celebrating with food every other day.

Video games (which formally did not exist in the house), have become a daily,
earned, privilege. I guess it is in leu of the t.v. they would normally watch, but still, I feel like 
our house is in another galaxy, an anomaly: one that is
difficult to classify!

Well, that being said, here are some 
of magic, 

Every Day

the boys creating chalk magic
(I left out the one with "i love mom"... i will add it next time) 

added it ;o)

max and his good friend giving baths
to the babies

 dance party

 peach tree harvest
2 trees planted in honor of
my second cousin who left this world at only 12.
She is shining down for sure.

what rohan does while at the pool:
he dives on the bottom to look for treasures.
this is his creation.

 "hey, what are you doing later?"
not exactly what I thought they were 
whispering about but some funny babies.

                                                  “There is no happiness; there are only moments of happiness.

                                             This proverb speaks much truth at my house.

1 comment:

  1. andrea!
    that is so funny about cali. i saw her as one of your followers, and i thought that was funny, at the time i had forgotten her NC connection. now it all makes sense. her blog is great.

    also, i was at penland last june. were you there then?
    you can also email me: these2words(at)gmail(dot)com

    i am so inspired by your summer tales here. i am having such an amazing summer with my kids, big adventures and spacious time and warmth and swimming and less work....ahhh.....


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