Monday, August 29, 2005
Matthew's first day of school, waiting at the bus stop. I don't know who was more nervous, he or I. After he got on the bus and rode away, I actually got all teary eyed because I was so....I don't know what I was, I just know that I can't believe my small and snuggly baby boy is so big.
Saturday, August 13, 2005
I have finally learned the true meaning of sweltering heat. We recently moved to the east coast and I am truly shocked at the humidity. This wet heat is blinding and oppressive--I open my front door, peeking around the edge and inhaling the heavy air. It is almost a surreal experience for me--visceral and startling at the same time. I am not complaining mind you, just stating the obvious about mid-August in Virginia. After living for so long in the west, in particular during the last six or seven years when we were experiencing one of the worst droughts on record, this sudden change of scenery has left me slight off kilter, akimbo, and unsure of what to make of it.
Tuesday, August 02, 2005
Can you believe how cute Smally-Pants is!!? He absolutely loves swimming--loves everything about it. Here he is in Mesa on vacation with me soaking up the rays and drying off after a nice swim in the pool. Naturally, he is slathered in SPF 45 sunscreen because his tender little piglets and pudgey body have your skin, not mine.