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Thursday, May 31, 2007

I'd give you the moon

I had a great moment with the little guy the other day. It was Memorial Day and we were at the O'Malleys for a cookout. It was dusk and I was walking across the lawn with Owen in my arms and he spotted the almost-full moon up in the sky. It was shining so bright. He pointed at it and said an indecipherable sentence that seemed to mean... "I want that! Give it to me Dad!" This reminded me of the songs and stories I've heard that contain a phrase like "I'd give you the moon if I could" ... and I understood that sentiment for the first time. In that moment I really wished I could reach up, grab the moon and put it in Owen's little hands. So I smiled and said to him, "Yeah buddy, that's the moon! Look how bright! I'd give it to you if I could."

Wednesday, May 23, 2007

new life

Monday, May 21, 2007

play time

last week brian and i were able to get away for a couple of days with some of the cfc staff for a retreat down at stone harbor. i've never been there before and it was such a cute town. we stayed on the bay at the keeneys house and i hope that we get to go back someday. jet skis, boats, kayaks... mmmmm.... i could live like that.

Tuesday, May 08, 2007


i never grew up going to the beach. it just wasnt one of our family vacations. we always went to michigan to visit my grandparents, and from there we would spend 1 day at lake michigan. i'm not saying this with any resentment towards my parents at all, that was just our family vacation. but, alot of people i know grew up at the shore during the summers. it's not that i want owen to spend his summers living at a beach house, but i definitly want him to experience the ocean, the boardwalk, and sand. so, on saturday i decided that we should take owen to the shore. we invited the manni's along and we all had a blast.

i couldnt believe how much he enjoyed being on the beach. it was a bit chilly and windy, but he didnt mind swimming in that sand at all. i put a onesie on him thinking that it would help keep the sand out of his diaper, but i still ended up having to bath him in the bathroom sink on the boardwalk. nothing like having absolute strangers stare at you like your nuts, but who wants a miserable kid walking around with sand in their pants. not me. owen had a great time and i cant wait for trips to the shore this summer!

Monday, May 07, 2007

um... gross.

makes me want to sleep with earmuffs.

Friday, May 04, 2007

brandywine river

yesterday we had a blast. we met up with aunt beth and jackson and went to the park. along creek rd, outside of west chester, there are a few nature reserves... so we just picked one and it was great. there was a beautiful path that led down to the brandywine and the boys just loved it.