What a wonderful party in the park! Feels like it was only yesterday that he turned one: the Buttercream cupcake truck; a professional photographer; tons of friends and family and a hot day on Lemon Hill for a very excited (and sleepy) one-year-old boy. Now he’s two and the changes are so dramatic it’s hard to keep up. He’s picking up more language every day, expressing himself more verbally than physically, which is a relief for all persons in his vicinity, especially house pets.
It was so great to see Mark and Erin out with Elena at almost two weeks and to see Armando and Rebecca with Lily when they were just hours from being parents again. Welcome Rio! Charlie was thrilled as ever to see his aunt Eileen and her puppy Jax as well as his “Damma” and Grandpa, not to mention my mom, who managed not to get too lost in Strawberry Mansion before finding us on Lemon Hill. GPS is a wonder except in some urban environments apparently.
It was so nice to encamp on Lemon Hill for a lovely June afternoon spent with friends and family and food. Bittersweet that we say goodbye yet again to our friends Tony and Katie as they embark on a cross-country trip to Seattle for a few years. Can’t wait to visit! I’ve seen a few episodes of “The Killing” so I just know it’s going to be a beautiful place to live and work.
We’ve managed to survive two years of very little sleep to raise a beautiful little boy and I can honestly say I’ve loved every minute, even when I’m awake at 4 am watching reruns of “Golden Girls” on the couch.