July 9, 2018

Need A Book, NOW


Rerun decided he wanted a very specific Plants vs. Zombies graphic novel.  He asked me to see how much it was.

I looked up the price on Amazon and Barnes & Noble, and then told him.  But he wanted it NOW, and he was willing to pay a little more, rather than wait 2 days for it.

So, we got the money out of his piggy bank, and we went to Barnes & Noble the brick-and-mortar store.

And with his cash in hand, Rerun found and bought his book.  (I did give him my membership card to give him a discount.)

And as soon as the book was his, he wanted to sit and read it.  NOW.

That’s why bookstores have cafes, right?  So Mom can get a coffee while he reads his new book?

I did draw the line at leaving him to read while I went next door to a different store.  Sorry, buddy, you’re not THAT grown-up.

Oh, and the gloves are to keep him from chewing his nails.  It’s a work in progress.

July 6, 2018

Flashback Friday


The pre-Independence Day fireworks game fits in well with our schedule over these last two years.  But going to this year’s game reminded me of the company we had at last year’s game.

Last year, the B Squad and their parents, along with Grandma and Gichan and Auntie and JW, were all at the game with us.

We missed spending Independence Day with you this year, girls!

July 5, 2018

Summer Baseball Nights


Family.  Baseball.  Fireworks.  It makes for a perfect evening.

We went Tuesday night to the Mariners game, and had a great time!

Followed by the patriotic-themed fireworks show!

It was a beautiful evening and a great way to lead into the holiday!  But now it’s back to our new summer routine of camp, therapy for Thumper, and pretty soon, camp for Ane (not attending – she’s going to be a volunteer helper at swim camp).

July 4, 2018

Happy Independence Day 2018


Happy birthday, America!

We had a big dinner and then blew stuff up, aided by our good friend CB.

Here’s to many more celebrations!