Friday, June 18, 2010


"Good morning, second graders!" I say when they crawl under the covers with me this morning.

"We're not second-graders yet, Mom," she says.

"Well, okay, what are you then? 1st-2nd-in-betweeners?"

"We are NOT weiners, Mama!!" he says. [20 minutes of 7-year-old cackling ensues]

"Okay, okay, so what are you?"

"We're summer vacationers!" she says. "Let's go to the beach!"

And while that does sound like a pretty awesome plan, we've got a birthday pool party to attend this afternoon, presents to buy for it this morning, and breakfast to be had.

The beach may have to wait a few days.

So, while I was making breakfast, Saia tapped into her inner Rodin, pulled out her modeling clay and sculpted this totally adorable duck!

Santiago, on the other hand, was just bursting with energy this morning (ok, no, not ONLY this morning), so off he was sent to the keyboard. Within minutes, he'd discovered the demo button, and, baby, it was ALL over then!

Just try to tell me he doesn't remind you of Ducky from Pretty in Pink.