Monday, May 18, 2009

Buried Treasure

My folks came up to visit and help out at Goodwinds this weekend - Charles sure loves his grandparents! Whenever he sees my mom and dad or Tony's mom and dad, his face just lights up. I think he loves those four almost as much as he loves the dog (joking, of course)! Anyhow, in addition to a fun-filled, sun-filled weekend of family time, my parents also brought up a box of my old books, which I found a couple of weeks ago when I was at the beach. They were in my parents storage unit, along with a skee ball machine that will one day be mine (a story for another time... Tony thinks I am crazy, but seriously, who wouldn't want a skee ball machine in their house? Not to mention it is a good way to make extra money in quarters whenever you have guests).

Behold, the glory of my childhood library:
Actually, this isn't even all, probably not even half of the books I once had. We're fairly certain that a box or two went up in flames when we had the house fire in '98. But anyway, these are all the Dr. Suess and the like, as well as a bunch of Berenstein Bears. I'm so excited for new reading material with Charles!
So, anyhow, life is pretty good here. Not that anyone asked, but just in case someone cares, the cloth-diapering thing is going fabulously. They're easy and cute and I no longer have a stinking garbage can of excrement in my son's room. I do an extra load of laundry every day, but that has made it so I don't have to buy as many clothes for my rapidly growing boy - most of his outfits get washed a couple of times a week. This is good because 1) he has grown so quickly that we keep having to buy new clothes and 2) we didn't get a ton of clothes as baby gifts because his sex was a mystery at the time. Baby clothes are expensive!

Tony is now done with his weekend class and we are looking forward to a nice, long weekend at home over Memorial Day. It is so great having him back, I almost don't know what to do with myself. Almost. I even got some time off last night as Tony watched Charles and I went to see Star Trek with Leland and my mom. The movie was awesome, probably the best movie I have seen in a year or more. I highly recommend it.

Well, that's all for now. Peace!

6 comments:

Amanda and Izabel Rainha said...

Ive seen both Wolverine and StarTrek and Star Trek was by far my favorite of the two. We are lucky to have Husband family here to watch Izabel when need.

K Schimmy said...

First of all... Skee Ball=AWESOME! I'm jealous.

Secondly, what a great library. Is "If I Ran the Circus" in there? If not, I highly recommend it. It was my favorite Seuss book. And Richard Scarry's stuff is fun, too... he illustrated some fantastic vocabulary-building books. Who doesn't love Lowly Worm?

Sarah said...

I must admit, I'm a tad bit jealous of your little library, what a great bunch of books. You really can't go wrong with Seuss and the Berenstains. And I'm so excited to hear that the cloth diaper thing is working so well for you. I'm going to be doing it with baby #2 and I can't decide whether to start with Claire or not. But I'll definitely be looking for all sorts of tips and things...

rogerhol said...

It was huge fun for J&I to be up there for the wknd +. Charlie is so much fun, all that talking & giggling & smiling & standing on his feet with only a little help. And of course I just love seeing your & Leland's business thriving the way it is. The economy is turning out to be a real boon for www.goodwinds.com, due in part to the reduced (or zeroed-out) effectiveness of some of the competition, but also due to a year of the family participants pushing on the flywheel continually. ...Daddooo

chasecarole said...

Home Skee Ball? Words cannot describe my jealousy. Michael is a huge Seuss fan, currently "Wocket In My Pocket."

Mom and Dad said...

It sounds like great fun. Sorry I missed it. I was thinking of going to Star Trek this weekend but knew that I wouldn't even know how to act if Joe wasn't there to sleep through it....seriously, he has slept through varying amounts of each ST movie thus far. It has gotten to be a joke. Last time he didn't make it through the beginning credits. Suffice it to say, they release only during the summer when he is the most tired.