Monday, June 25, 2012


It was lovely having grandparents here last week, to enjoy summer days and a birthday and each others' company. 

One beautiful morning while Ani stayed home sick with Dan, we went to the garden for an hour of weeding. That's a lot of weeding for three adults and one child. It brought us leaps and bounds from where we were, thick in mugwort and johnson grass, to cleared pathways.

It was also just nice to be home. Nothing like going away for 10 days to make home feel sweeter, no matter where you've just been.

Thank you for coming to see us! We love you!

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Saturday evening we had a celebratory potluck for Eliza's birthday, and it was wacky and delicious and so much fun.  She wanted to play games, and our friends brought her a Mexican Loteria, which is basically bingo, in Spanish.  Dan had looked up some old classics and took the kids and a few adults across the street to the school to play on the grass there, and they ran like mad for hours.

What time is it, Mr. Wolf?

It is one of the things I love most about my husband - at any gathering, you will find that he is one of the very few adults who joins the kids, willing to jump into a game for a while, unwilling to let them have all the fun.

carrot cake! happy happy happy!
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And then there was Sunday; a day made for golf. And conversation. And coffee.

Lizard demonstrates the fancy new ball washer - "Par Aide"

I don't know - with a new bench and a ball washer, things are getting mighty fancy over there in the woods.

So, yes. Home.  Good. And next up is some more Ithaca...


alissa said...


merry said...

My only comment - why don't you get in some of the pictures too?!!! These are lovely, but you're an important part of the family!!