Besties

Summer of 2013

Summer of 2013

I took this image sometime this summer. These two have known each other most of there lives. They had a play date this past weekend that lasted about 6 hours. They never stopped talking. They never fought. They both were exhausted by the time it was time to break up the party… I’m happy they have each other.

Strike a Pose

May 17, 2013

May 17, 2013

She does her own modeling poses. No help from old dad.

Braided by the Light

February 21, 2013

February 21, 2013

I love her hair braided. Makes me think of warmer days.

Mae’s Braids

February 8, 2013

February 8, 2013

Some days…

January 30, 2013

January 30, 2013

Yes. I know. I’m behind. But. I’ll catch up – someday. I had to put this one up – not every day is roses and giggles with Mae.

She wasn’t happy her mama was away on business. She’s a big mama’s girl lately, which would be okay if her mama was around – but duty calls.

Mae’s BFF Crew

January 25, 2013

January 25, 2013

They’ve known each other a very long time – from about the time they all learned to walk – they’re a tight bunch. I’ve had the pleasure of helping them learn in school – and watching them grow.

The sad news is one of the crew is moving to Montreal. Monday will be their last day together – none of them are talking much about it — but i can tell it’s weighing on them — but they are such wonderful and delightful and spirited girls that they’ll make the most of the time they have left —

And — i’ll remind them that their paths will cross again some day…

Sunday Morning

January 13, 2013

January 13, 2013

Yep, I’m still way behind, but one day I’ll get all caught up! Until then, let’s begin again from here, shall we?

Who said global warming is a farce? I’ll invite all of you to come to Toronto, CANADA – where it’s now raining and 50F. All our nice snow is gone. It’s like spring. I think I saw squirrels doing it in a tree. The world is a messed up place right now — but, let’s move on.

I just got back from Chicago. I went by myself for four days. My lovely wife joined me for two more days – and then it was back home for me. I think there’s no photo of Mae for one of the days I was gone – a first – but she’ll get over it. Dad needed a vacation and some rest. I enjoyed myself. I sucked in all of Chicago I could – I’m rested. I’m ready for round – round – whatever… Just bring it on!

I don’t think Mae missed me much. She was hanging out with her Granny – so life was good for her. When I walked through the door after my trip, I got a lukewarm welcome. I guess I don’t measure up to Granny.

I have a countdown calendar on my phone that tells me how many more days until Mae heads off to first grade – FULL DAYS of school! Less than 250 days from now I’ll have the house all to myself from 9 until 4. I cannot wait. As for Mae, she has an interview at the school before she’s officially accepted — she’s been preparing for it, too. One of her demands, er, requests, is to skip the 5th grade. Yeah, that’s right – skip the entire 5th grade. Why? Well, her big sister is in 5th grade, and Mae sees that she has to do a lot of homework (not really — but hey, perception becomes reality for some) – so, she just doesn’t want to do all that work – let’s just skip that grade. Such is Mae’s thinking…