Yesterday was the boys’ first day of school at Naperville Christian Academy. Aren’t they handsome in their uniforms and new backpacks? TJ picked them up from school on their first day, and when they got home, I asked each of them whether school was a thumbs-up or
We had a wonderful “Kindergarten Getaway” with Cash yesterday. Bauer and Story stayed home with a babysitter for a good chunk of the day, so that TJ and I could spend special time with Cash before he goes off to school for the first time. Our first activity was to
We all know we like ice cream cones… But who knew painting with water could be so much fun? And who knew I’d end up thinking that $30 haircut for Story last week would be worth every penny? But I do. Dog bingo has not lost any steam at our house (it’s been on
The boys spent hours over the weekend making and enjoying an obstacle course in our garage. It kept all the yard toys contained in one area, and it kept the boys outside having fun (and thinking) so more power to them. Our summer schedule is winding down now. Today is
You know you live in Chicagoland when you can have a fire pit in the middle of summer (at least we didn’t have to wear sweatshirts!). And you know you live in Naperville when a kids haircut costs $30. I know I said I got Story that $5 haircut at Great Clips, and that was
I’ve been up to my elbows (or “armbows” as Bauer used to say) in receipts for the past couple of days and nights. I’ve mentioned before that I “do our finances” at the beginning of each month for the previous month’s transactions. I
We waited nearly three years for this. And then, I just couldn’t stand the rat’s nest any longer. I rode Story on my bike to get her first haircut. She shed not a single tear. Great Clips, $4.95, not too shabby. And a bubblegum Dum-Dum to boot.
I have a reading buddy…. Who is almost three years old…. And who loves Winnie the Pooh…. And who got her nails painted for the first time recently (thanks to Gigi’s beauty parlor)…. And who likes wearing her tank top to be like Mom… And who
That was last night, when the sky was threatening rain and TJ took the boys to play golf anyway. What fun memories they made. And some nights are like this. You can’t do anything but get the kids to bed, email your sister, and then sit and finish that book Delancey you
I am Ginger. I love quotes. I love vegetables. I love blue. I love riding my bike and taking walks. I love looking for sharks' teeth. I love my kids' names and the kids who got them. I love summer. I love country music. I love Ribfest. I love Alexander McCall Smith and Anne Lamott. I love my sister. I love TJ. I love words. God loves me.