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July 2011 archive

Marcus is sleeping on my elbow!



Marcus is sleeping on my elbow! – 365, 193, originally uploaded by Fluttering By.


We had two firsts today. Marcus rode in the bike trailer for the first time and Thomas rode on his own bike for a long ride, navigating crosswalks and pedestrian traffic quite well.

Thomas' first long ride.

Just as we were ending our ride, I noticed Marcus getting sleepy. Parking my bike (and stopping to take a picture) Molly giggled… “Mommy, Marcus is sleeping on my elbow!”

Singing in the Rain



Singing in the Rain – 365, 191, originally uploaded by Fluttering By.

Ever since we moved to Colorado 10 years ago (TODAY!), we’ve gotten used to never having any rain to speak of.

This year both kids begged for umbrellas for their birthdays, we came through and bought them, all the while laughing that they would never really "use" them.

Well, this year has proven us wrong.

It seems like it’s been raining the entire month of July. Which is a good thing for my garden, because usually by this time all my plants have given up on their "irregular" feedings.

Darby O’Gill and my Three Little People



Darby O’Gill and my Three Little People, originally uploaded by Fluttering By.


The littles LOVE Darby O’Gill. I would say I don’t get it, I mean it’s a super, umm, odd movie… but truth be told? I do.

The kids love it for the dancing. "The Fox Chase" Darby plays on the Stradivarius violin?? Huge hit. (As you can see in my picture!)

My favorite? Michael (young Sean Connery) beautifully singing (lip-syncing) "Pretty Irish Girl" to me. Uh… I mean to Katie. Yeah… Katie.

What??!?