My brother Brian and his wife Anne celebrated FIVE YEARS of marriage this weekend!
Anne? The whole family is totally impressed with your stamina and perseverance. I lived with Brian the first 17 years of my life and LOOK WHAT HAPPENED TO ME.
John and Sam stayed home to fight the menacing, wild blackberry canes which were intent on pulling down our fence line. (They were victorious but Johns arms look like he was attacked by rabid cats) While Josiah, Caleb and myself drove over to Portland to watch the cute little preschool results of the said,happy marriage and give the tired couple a weekend to reminisce. They did raw oyster shots and karaoke, instead. But hey, we all celebrate in our own way…Once the grownups were out of the house the kids all started in on the fun. Playdough is like riding a bicycle in that, no matter how long it’s been, you remember. It was funny to me that the first thing Josiah grabbed was the little barber set, because 10 years ago that was his favorite too. He doesn’t recall, but I do, how his favorite playdough activity was forcing green dough into long strings through those plastic scalp holes, making giant strings of Medusa hair. Than gleefully snipping it with safety scissors and starting again. Why won’t he let me cut his shaggy head, now? Hmmm…this might be the root of that mystery…
We walked over to the park and Caity was proud to show off how well she rides her tricycle. Caleb loved pushing the stroller and being “the big kid”, for once. Each time we got out the stroller out, Caleb was quickly offering to push Cody and did a very good job. I know Cody was probably very disappointed to have all four wheels stay on the ground!
I love this little girl. We had fun baking brownies the last day, as a treat for her Mom and Dad. We colored, we blew bubbles, we read books and did playdough and discussed the merits of unicorns and rainbows and how pink is the best color, ever but purple is very, very close.