Saturday, March 27, 2010

House Cleaning is Over! (for the moment)

After too many days of major house cleaning (sorting through piles of papers accumulated over the years, paring down a huge assortment of books, tossing out old and ugly things that I wondered why I ever saved, and dusting, dusting, dusting), I've gotten back to painting.

Starting with small things, like little bowls with simple circles

that go with a series of creatures painted on lazy Susans.

And now starting on a large mirror with an interesting curly frame.

It's really, REALLY nice to be playing with color again.

Saturday, March 13, 2010

Back in Barrington

We came back to freshly painted walls

and crisp white woodwork.

We brought with us snuffly colds and a great new dance. It goes like this:

"Wiggle, wiggle, wiggle, go.
Wiggle, wiggle, wiggle, go.

Wiggle, wiggle, wiggle, stop!

Hold still !!!"

We don't dance this too often, but we love it
and we have Maddie and Max to thank for it (and Yo Gabba Gabba).

Friday, March 12, 2010

Snapshots of Burbank

We wound up our visit to Burbank with some good images---

Maddie excited about going down that slide,

Julie Woodward getting to know Max,

Sam, nose to cheek with Max,

Jess reading a bedtime story to Max,

and Sam reading one to Maddie.

Finally, a quiet, cozy moment for the parents

and Oscar getting his very own attention from Sam-at last!!!

Wednesday, March 3, 2010

Toby and I enjoy everyday life in Burbank...

like watching Max salivate over a book,

and Maddie intent on her reading.

We're awed by her super stacking skills,

and thought the weekly mom/kid afternoon get-together a great idea--
busy, noisy, social and fun.

But best so far is the



holding of hands in the car!