Saturday, June 16, 2012

Birthday List

Unlike Remick, Makili is acutely aware of what comes with birthdays: parties, kids, pinata, and of course gifts.  I'm not sure if I'm going to be able to get away with the "no gift" thing at his party again this year.  We'll see.  It doesn't help that he has a working list with Annma that I found on the table today.  Apparently, they regularly review the list, makes changes and add new items.  Here is the list today:

  • watch
  • art supplies
  • pants
  • shoes
  • bracelet that glows in the dark
  • rope
  • plain toothbrush
  • shirt with cape
  • calculator
  • eye patch
The following items have been crossed off the list:

  • basket with cover
  • computer that fits into our pocket that slides open
  • pencil with hook to hang
  • letters
  • Zapper
  • mask
  • case, like a pencil or eyeglass case

Spontaneous Trip

I was convinced to go to Acadia with my children and 9 other people this week (8 teenagers!)  I drove 5 hours in the rain, slept in my car with my children (maybe sleep is the wrong word), drove 5 hours back the next day in the most glorious sunshine imaginable.  It was so beautiful!  and exhausting!