Saturday, August 29, 2009

The End

Now that the summer is coming to an end, and all of our kiddos are gearing up for back to school, it is time for me and Molly to say goodbye. I am heading off to NYC to try something new, and Molly is going to be attending grad school full time! Who knows what the Fall will hold for all of our kiddos, but we enjoyed spending one last summer with them... and this blog was a great way for us to look back and smile at all the good times we had together!

Tidbits from Martha's Vineyard

My kiddos are on vacation this week with their dad down at their Martha's Vineyard house. Earlier in the week I decided to go over for a night to get in some last minute quality time with them. Not only was it a nice break, but I also got the chance to celebrate M's birthday with her, and as an added extra special birthday treat for M I picked up her best friend K, and she accompanied me down to the Vineyard! As usual their was no shortage of the kiddo crazy talk but the following were some of my favorites.

Upon spying the GIGANTIC spider in the outside shower J quickly replied with "There's nothing itsy bitsy about you Big Guy!".

K: Hey M want to know the best thing about turning 12!?! You no longer have to order of the kiddy menu!

And then when K and I got back to The Cape to retrieve my car and found ourselves slightly stranded with no car keys (LONG story) we decided to make the best of it and went out to eat. When the waitress asked us if we wanted to bring our leftovers home K replied with a straight face "No thanks... we don't really have a home to go to right now."

Thursday, August 20, 2009


J: Uh oh! Watch out S that spider is just about to fly at you.
Me: J... spiders can't fly.
M: Well Spiderman can!

Wednesday, August 19, 2009


For the last week or so M has been acting a little shady... top secret frequent calls to her best buddy K, random bouts of 20 questions, and regular conferences with J and S. BUT the most bizarre (though also the cutest) moment was when she stole my bathing suit. The other day I took M on a much anticipated trip to my house to meet my cats. While I happened to be in the other room she promptly announced that she needed to go get something from the car. I decided to peek out the window to check on her, just to make sure she made it down our treacherous deck stairs, and happened to notice her clutching something in her hands. Odd I thought. So I looked a bit harder and realized she was holding one of my bathing suits. Today I discovered why M had snagged my suit...!

She and K had planned me a surprise pool party to bid me farewell and wish me luck with my big move to NYC! They had ice cream cake, balloons, a sweet sweet card for me, and they burned me a CD with a bunch of my favorite pop songs. Then they let me relax and hang out in the hot tub while they catered to me... bringing me lemonade and serving me yummy fruits! It was sooooo incredibly sweet and thoughtful, and meant so much to me. I am so lucky to have all six of these cuties in my life, and I will miss them so much when I move!

Wednesday, August 12, 2009


J: Hey I just saw a rabbit!
Me: Oh, that's nice.
J: Oh wait, it was just that car.
Me: How did you confuse a car for a rabbit?
J: Well I thought it was a herd of rabbits... at least that's what it looked like.

Saturday, August 8, 2009

And it ends

Yesterday ended my stint as a nanny. I'm still all mixed up over it- but this card was too cute not to share!

Wednesday, August 5, 2009

Missed Opportunities

Today I got to hang out with the nanny-to-be. We were driving her around, checking out the kids' favorite spots (schools, stores, library, parks, pool, friends' houses, restaurants...) and I was at a red light at one point. When it turned green, I pulled forward and Potato said "Oh man... "
Me: What?
Potato: I wanted to roll down my window and tell that guy 'Cool hat.'
Becky: What hat?
Potato: It said "Foxy Grandpa."