What we teach our children

I remember my friend Jen telling me early in our child raising careers (because we are such veterans now) about a woman she knows who said f-ing instead of the more colorful word to avoid her child picking up that certain vocab. But one day her sweet young child used F-ing PERFECTLY in a sentence and the woman decided that didn’t really sound any better. I feel her pain.
Today was a fabulous day. We started at the pool with some chilly swimming and lunch. Steve headed off to work and then we headed out to Ella’s friend Sydney’s Birthday Party. What FUN! I will be posting pictures. We have not had much rain as of late, so we stop and bought some watering cans to water our whiskey barrels and other batches of flowers that our hose won’t reach. When we got home we got out the cans and got to it. About half why through, the girls lost interest. I was on the other side of the house watering my flower circle when I heard a shriek! Ella came bolting around the corner of the house yelling…”Molly got me FRIGGIN’ Wet!”

It must be Steve’s influence. That is my story and I am sticking to it.

Yeah-she got Ella friggin’ wet and she is proud of it!


It all started innocently enough with some puppy faces puzzle at the cottage. 1000 pieces we tore into and left in Holly’s custody to finish.

While I was in NY, at the pharmacy getting Moo’s prescription filled I got Ella a 150 piece puzzle to do when we got home. Thinking it would last a couple weeks-she was done in two days. AND very pleased with herself I must say.

So we purchased a 500 piecer at Target today! We are working on it together! Much fun!


I received two comments from someone named Colleen. Having no idea who she is I, obviously, clicked on her profile. I have since added her to my favorite blogs. She will make you laugh. Especially, ledrunkchef.
I still don’t know who she is…does she know Pete and Perry in brooklyn?
Check her out on my favorites on the right…


By far the best food to be had was SMORES! They made us all happy and fat. We had them at the fireplace because it was too windy outside and then we were able to have them on the beach on the Summer Solstice around a bonfire. Graham crackers smooshing chocolate melted by hot mushy marshmallows…mmmmmm….

Where do I even begin…

We are home from our escape from reality vacation. School ended on Monday the 18th and on Tuesday the 19th at 8:30 a.m. we were cruising down Oak Woods Road headed for the Lake. We met Pete, Lori and Charlotte in Portsmouth and began our caravan to NY.
With bad jokes flying over the walkie talkies between the cars and lobstahs tucked away safely chilling in the back, and fixins for g&ts, three little girls who were excited to be with each other, and 4 adults who were more than excited to be away from work we had the recipe for a good time.
The cottage, once again, provided the perfect backdrop for memories to be made and with a new camera we got 258! pictures to prove it! AND NOW I WILL SHOW YOU ALL OF THEM! Just kidding. But you are all invited for a slide show with dim lighting and a hot room to watch them in after a big dinner. AND you better pay attention.