Wednesday, June 30, 2010
Tuesday, June 22, 2010
This is the giant swing "The Screamer"
Asher and McKenna Hennigan doing the Virginia Reel together. Of course I missed the moments of them Kissing on the Cheek and Bumping on the Rump. It was adorable!
Friday, June 18, 2010
Thank you so much for sending me the Velveteen Rabbit pendant and journal. It was unbelievably thoughtful and I haven't stopped wearing it. People keep asking me and I get to keep tell this story and thus reminding myself of the eternal truth that I have learned this month and will continue to learn.
Thank you for loving me so well.
Wednesday, June 16, 2010
Cade Acker and Asher were roping steer.
Lucy is determined to drive. Always.
It has been beautiful. Seriously.
Is there anything cuter than a piglets tail?
Have I mentioned that there are 17 staff children on this assignment? That's right 17.
Sunday, June 13, 2010
Friday, June 11, 2010
Asher thinks that the outhouse/hideout is hilarious.
Take a look at all of the materials that are going on in this little girls outfit.
Lucy alas has fallen for yet another single program guy.
Thursday, June 10, 2010
Tuesday, June 8, 2010
"What is REAL?" asked the Rabbit one day, when they were lying side by side near the nursery fender, before Nana came to tidy the room. "Does it mean having things that buzz inside you and a stick-out handle?"
"Real isn't how you are made," said the Skin Horse. "It's a thing that happens to you. When a child loves you for a long, long time, not just to play with, but REALLY loves you, then you become Real."
"Does it hurt?" asked the Rabbit.
"Sometimes," said the Skin Horse, for he was always truthful. "When you are Real you don't mind being hurt."
"Does it happen all at once, like being wound up," he asked, "or bit by bit?"
"It doesn't happen all at once," said the Skin Horse. "You become. It takes a long time. That's why it doesn't happen often to people who break easily, or have sharp edges, or who have to be carefully kept. Generally, by the time you are Real, most of your hair has been loved off, and your eyes drop out and you get loose in the joints and very shabby. But these things don't matter at all, because once you are Real you can't be ugly, except to people who don't understand."
"I suppose you are real?" said the Rabbit. And then he wished he had not said it, for he thought the Skin Horse might be sensitive.
But the Skin Horse only smiled.
New goal: Become Real. It may not look pretty all the time. But it will be me. And it doesn't happen all at once. So hopefully I will be okay with it, eventually.
(BTW: that is not my image. It is from this ETSY store. I hope the artist doesn't mind)
Monday, June 7, 2010
It is hard to believe that a nearly five year old and a three and half year old would conspire to make a few days as hard as they possibly can all the while, on-the-surface, looking cute and innocent and making it look like I am simply losing my mind over minor and insignificant little things. That's how two small preschoolers do it.
But every now and then.
They slip up.
When one of the children (and I won't name names *cough* girl *cough*)found and ingested several tabs of Sudafed while I took a shower. And I got to call Poison Control to find out that she could spend the next few hours hallucinating. And she did. A little. It was special.