Wednesday, June 29, 2011


Strangely enough, our summer so far has been surprisingly low-key. The days are indeed long as I remember, and the calendar is quickly filling up with the typical summer type events, but so far we've had a nice little break here at home, letting the daily routine fall as it will, having to be nowhere at no specific time. A huge relief after 9 months spent rushing to school, to parties, to plays, appointments,  pick-ups, and playdates. It surely does wear you out by the end of the school year.

Last week, though, we did venture out twice: once to the Science and Discovery Museum, and once to a new park in a new town to meet up with my old Professor and friend from College. Todd, my favorite teacher/preacher/rapper friend, taught my boys how to bust open fruit by throwing them against rocks. Seeing how perfectly barbaric this felt, and how nicely the watermelon sliced upon the tossing, they are naturally fixated on smashing open just about anything they can find. Like Arlo said "who needs forks and stuff when we have rocks?"

Leave it to Uncle Todd. . .


  1. hahah... I could just see how this is translating to smashing other goodies at home! Nice work Todd! ;) This looks like a fun parkday!

    We got a mini watermelon that was not so great the other day, but Olivia insisted on getting it and carrying it all the way home from our mile long walk! Bummer it was a bit mushy!

  2. I love this Jessica, looks like so much fun! See my oldest love eating her food with tiny doll spoons and forks, and toothpicks for picking up fruit bits. My youngest - being the tomboy she is would have squealed with delight - brilliant and well done Todd!!

  3. Beautiful reflection, Jessica! I am humbled, and yes, it was a smashing success!

  4. Yes! Well put Arlo! Looks like your summer so far is a blast. Thanks for sharing it and don't fill up the calendar too much so that you can have more leisurely days bashing fruit against rocks ;D

  5. Your blog is so cute
    very nice and funny photos :)

  6. You said it, Arlo! Glad your summer days are chilled and keep those photos a comin' :)