We celebrated our anniversary over the weekend with an Anniversary Eve Date, but for the day itself, we didn’t do anything special. Instead, there was quite a bit of puttering, laundering, and organizing.   Ever since my recent triumph with storing the games and DVDs, I’ve been attempting to get different sections of the house under … [Read more…]

First Week in June

We all so deserved the unbelievably good weather today. I hope that you were able to spend it outside. We had a mostly-relaxing day that involved slip-and-sliding for the kids and sangria for me. Excellent. And the delightful thing about a three-day weekend, as Cute W always points out, is that it’s followed by a … [Read more…]

Spinach in my Teeth and Other Food

Someone emailed me today asking about the Capital District Fun Facebook page. Turns out that my link (down on the left column) wasn’t working anymore. Anyway, I thought that I’d take this opportunity to ask all of you to please, please let me know if you click a link and it doesn’t work. It’s like … [Read more…]

Possible Career Directions

We created the Best Pretend Game Ever this afternoon. It’s called “Spa.” Two people flop out on a big bed while a third person alternates between walking on their bed and giving a full body massage. Then the massage-ees flop over and get more massaging. Then everyone rotates once. What’s wonderful is that my kids … [Read more…]

Memorial Day Weekend

Okay, without being too obnoxious about it, does anyone think that we’d do well to–I don’t know–consolidate some of these freakin’ parades? I mean, there are a ton of parades. And I missed a couple that were tonight. And now suddenly it’s hot! Hooray! I know some people hate the crazy switch from chilly to … [Read more…]

Free Concerts this Summer

I’ve been looking into free events this summer. There’s all sorts of stuff available, but there are tons of concerts. I think I’m going to compile them into a page that you can click onto on the right. For those of you who are new to the blog, I’ll plan on adding these concerts into … [Read more…]

End-of-the-School-Year Fatigue

The winner of the soccer camp giveaway is Judy R! I’m beginning to think that there’s a particular little season that runs from about mid-May through the first week of June.  It’s when both of my girls feel like they’re ready to be done with just about everything that they do. Their art class, which … [Read more…]

Rainy Days & Mondays

I am so done with this weather. First of all, am I the only one whose entire house is overtaken by the smell of soggy shoes and socks? Everywhere I turn I find something crumpled and cultivating mildew. I have never been a kicky-spring-rain-boot kind of mother. I’m just cheap and not enough of a … [Read more…]

Last Week in May

I was too exhausted by the extravaganza that is Niska-Day to post last night. Seriously: a parade, a birthday party, a carnival, a pig roast, and fireworks. Almost entirely fun. Except when M pushed J in one of those big plastic Flinstones-styles cars and J put her toes down and got the tops of her … [Read more…]