Friday, September 19, 2014

happy weekend

I don't know why I feel like I need to take a picture of Elliot every time he takes a nap, but I do. My instagram is full of them. These pictures bring me a lot of joy. They help me remember that he is still small, and that this time is fleeting. Next year, he'll be a big kindergartner, going to school all day long. I am trying to appreciate this last, slow year that we have together. Most days I try to lay down with him. And when I do, it always ends up being the highlight of my day.

Big news: there are no 100 degree days on our forecast! It is so strange to me that the upper 90s mean fall. I literally sigh with relief when the high is only (only!) going to be 97. Oh well, take what you can get, right?

I'm forcing my kids to watch the original Parent Trap tonight. What do you have planned?

Have a good weekend!


  1. Have they ever seen the original Parent Trap? It's the BEST! Enjoy!
    Mike's crew are coming to clean our carpets today. :)

  2. I have watched the original Parent Trap so many times I probably have it memorized! It was my fav. growing up! Watch for my favorite outfit- The yellow dress/sweater Sharon wears to fly home to CA in. I also love the white and blue wiggle dress Maureen O'Hare wears when she slips into something "more comfortable".
    I really am a nerd about this movie! Hope your kids like it!

  3. I'm going apple picking tomorrow and I hope to check out a new antique shop in N.H.

  4. I love your photos, they are so happy and full of serenity.

    Our weather is very much fall like now - typical Illinois fall weather - highs in the 70s, lows in the 50s at night. It's wonderful, except there are many, many insects out right now - can't really sit out in our back yard because my gardens seem to attract them.

    We are traveling yet again this weekend - just a day trip, to the 80th Birthday Party of one of our most long-time friends - bringing my parents with, which will be a big surprise for the Birthday girl.
    Have a nice weekend,

  5. I love cuddling with my kiddos. They grow up so fast, so anytime they want to cuddle, I take it! Love the original Parent Trap movie. I've never watched it with my kiddos though, so thanks for the idea! Hubby has to work all weekend, and I'm giving a talk on Sunday. Enjoy your weekend!

  6. I LOVE that movie!!!


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