Monday, August 13, 2012

Scenes From a Weekend

This weekend was kind of a bust. A big summer storm moved in while the heat stayed well into the 100s so it was pretty miserable out doors. We napped, cleaned, watched movies and had bagels in the park once the weather cooled. All in all it was the closest to "bored" I've been all summer. Sunday Mike woke early and spent the entire day assembling the new version teepees (changes being a thicker, water proof canvas with grommet holes and rope lacing the neck instead of hand stitching) a scene that has in fact defined our summer. Which is great. Except when you've been cooped up in the house all week long and are desperate to get out and see people, or a movie. Which we did. Finally. Moonrise Kingdom, and it was just as incredible as I had heard. Pure bliss to escape for a couple hours, have dinner out and get lost in a dark room with a cranking air conditioner and a dreamy film. Loose sight of the teepee production, the grocery list, the awful invasion of ants crawling around the house, the electric bill, and the stack of back to school forms that need to be filled & returned sooner than seems fair. For two hours it was nice to think about nothing at all. And boy do I wish it could happen more.

Today it's back to the grind. Homework, dinner, emails, preparing Leon for his first day of preschool, and planning for a hectic but festive weekend ahead.

The ebb and flow of suburban living.


  1. That's what Lucas and I did for our most recent date night, dinner followed by Moonrise Kingdom, loved it too :)

  2. Your photos are wonderful,my favorite is Arlo at the window/door , oh and the one after of Rex, ok all of them ;)
    We went to the movies and dinner this weekend too, The Avengers , BUT ... we had children with us .It was fun , not the much needed date night though.

  3. man, i still haven't seen it! hopefully i'll get a chance before it leaves theaters.

    the new teepee looks really nice!

  4. Can't imagine how crazy one household of three cooped up boys can get since my one boy can create quite the disaster :) Glad you got to get out of the house. I still need to see Moonrise Kingdom and your review might actually make me get out and see it. Love your photos as always xoxo

  5. Oh, how fantastic is the teepee! I will have one someday -- and maybe I'll share it with my little ones. From where is that adorable toddler bed? I love it.

  6. lol..was that gumby??
    being inside all weekend makes me a little stir crazy but slow weekends can be good, too.