In a house of two adults, two kids and a dog, there is no question in anyone’s mind who is in charge:
Nothing like a long weekend at the end of May in Austin. We kept it low key this year but had plenty of fun with multiple neighborhood get-togethers, playdates, pool parties, and sprinkler time mixed in with our regular weekend nuttiness:
I felt like a real Texan this weekend. The temperatures soared high up into the 90’s, and instead of complaining we reveled in the fact that it took until the second half of May for this to happen!
Mother’s Day weekend is always a sweet one, made even sweeter as the girls get older and their “gifts” become more inspired. This year, along with countless drawings and love notes (and a group performance as part of the pre-K “Mother’s Day Tea”), Annabelle presented me with a gift certificate to “Iris Spa,” where she offered me a mani/pedi and various other services she imagined would come as part of the package (brushing my hair, reading me a book, etc.):
The past several days I’ve been able to pay Marc back for my recent Philly/Charlottesville trip. While he’s been partaking in outrageously good music, food and guy time in New Orleans for Jazzfest, the girls and I have been on our own. And for a change, I decided to try out Marc’s single parenting strategy – keep them busy:
Sometimes when she’s waxing poetic about Princess Sparkle Whatever from My Little Pony or telling you her favorite singer is now Taylor Swift (admittedly she has never heard a Taylor Swift song, but her friend says she’s awesome), or is acting ridiculous (one of her favorite words) with Clementine: