Wednesday, June 30, 2010
Tuesday, June 29, 2010
I have been blessed with the worlds most incredible mother. I can honestly say, with the exception of High School, we have never had that tense mother daughter relationship. It breaks my heart when I hear girlfriends in their thirties talk about difficult scenarios with their moms.
My mom is a breath of fresh air. When she comes to visit, life is fantastic. And to top this off....all three T's agree.
My mom has taught me to not be afraid of change, to take charge of your destiny, to love with no apology and to give back to others what you would like in turn.
She is classically beautiful and graceful in every act. She brings a sense of calm and wonder to every room that she enters.
Most of all, there has never, ever, ever, ever been a moment when I did not feel loved.
Mom, I want to be just like you when I grow up.
Friday, June 18, 2010
We got to school with time to spare. Color orange in the rainbow was styled and ready. Ralph went and saved us two seats. I joined him shortly.
Out comes my amazing DSLR. Let's take a couple of pre program shots. Click. Click.
I forgot to put the now fully charged battery back into my camera.
Two days prior I had removed the point and shoot from my bag.
Gia's big stage debut and all I have are these two stinking pictures.
Hopefully I can find some pictures from someone else.
Ralph does have the video.
If only we could figure out how to format those.
Saturday, June 12, 2010
Thursday, June 10, 2010
Well, Mimi brought us egg cups. Growing up, I was enamored (primarily because of my mother) by the details of illustrations in children's books. What the house looked like, the coat Madeline wore, the tree house Miss Suzy ate her nuts in, the egg cups France's family at from, and always pined to do things just like my favorite characters out of books. Fortunately for me (and now Gia) my mom (the beloved Mimi) always tried her darndest to make those pictures in books come to life for me. She continues to do the same for Miss G. What fun.
Tuesday, June 8, 2010
Gia could not stop playing. She was in heaven. There was another family there and she was able to play with her kids. It is about a two mile walk to the portion of the creek that has a beach area to sit. Gia walked about half way there. And then played for an hour.
It really is remarkable how when you encourage a kid to be a kid and allow them the activity that they need how well they behave. I am just thrilled by how much fun we had last night and can not wait for more and more river dinners to come this summer and fall.