Friday, July 24, 2009

Nature Camp

This summer Molly is going to nature camp. Kelly is going back-n-forth in our SUV taking Molly to and from nature camp. The irony is not lost on me that every kid without exception is dropped-off at nature camp in a SUV. No hybrids, not even a regular car.

The first day of camp Molly took forever picking out her outfit, I couldn't really figure out what her angle was, but then she finally told me: "I want to blend-in with the trees. I'll see more animals."

Today Molly's nature education progressed to her pretending to be a grandma spider. And mine - I got to see a Black-Crowned-Night-Heron dive into the water and swallow a fish whole in one giant gulp. It was truly amazing.

Monday, July 20, 2009

A Gift from Above

The DVR gave me the greatest gift on Saturday night - a NEW episode of Dirty, Sexy, Money - which I think has irrevocably been cancelled. Where did it come from? DVR Heaven? And more importantly, are there more DSM's that are coming my way from the beyond before it's truly over forever?

Saturday, July 11, 2009

Bunny Baby Brother

If there's anyone out there who hasn't heard the news, Big City Mom is about to have another little one, a boy, practically practically any day now (August). I asked the girls what they thought the baby would like to wear home from the hospital and offered that they could pick something out with me at the store, and maybe a blanket.... and clearly we are not all on the same page:

Kelly: let's get him a bunny outfit
Molly: yeah, and a hat with bunny ears
Kelly: in brown! so he'll look like cottontail! (cottontail is the bunny who lives in our yard)
Molly: and then we'll leave him on the porch, or maybe the yard, and we'll put a tail on his bunny outfit... Mommy, will the outfit have a tail?... and then cottontail will follow the baby inside the house!
Kelly: yay! and then we can leave the baby outside and maybe another cottontail will follow him inside and we'll have two bunnies!