June 25, 2010: Augie dug my 10 year old king monkey beanie out of one of my dresser drawers and the kids spent minutes — minutes! — playing with it. I think Wyatt looks insanely cute in this picture.
June 26, 2010: I spent some time clearing off my super-scary messy desk and managed to get enough free space to do some scrapbooking.
June 27, 2010: Wyatt lost his first tooth! He’d loosened it up a lot a few days before when he was eating corn on the cob so we were on high tooth alert around here. It came out at some point while he was eating dinner and he must have swallowed it because it was no where to be found. The swallowing of the tooth was a cause of great concern for Wyatt because: a.) He was afraid the tooth fairy wouldn’t come and b.) he was worried it was dangerous and would make his tummy hurt. I told him the tooth fairy would understand, but he wrote a note to her explaining the situation just in case. She came through, as I knew she would and she left him $3:
- $1 for his tooth
- $1 extra because it’s his first tooth
- and $1 extra because he accidentally swallowed it and it gave him a psychosomatic tummy ache.
So I guess he’s officially a big kid now!
June 28, 2010: Plums ripening on the tree that hangs over into our back yard. The property this tree is on is empty right now, so I’ve gone crazy harvesting the fruit this year so it won’t go to waste. I always pick the plums on our side of the fence but because the house is empty I’ve also snuck into the other back yard a few times to get the fruit I can’t reach. So far I’ve made plum crisps (in jars of course) and plum jam and I’ve got my eye on this plum chutney too.
June 29, 2010: Bed time stories.
June 30, 2010: Wyatt and I spent the morning in San Francisco with the Help A Mother Out folks and a stunning number of diapers. For those of you who haven’t heard of Help a Mother Out, they are a non-profit that works to supply diapers to families who can’t afford them. (You can learn more about diaper need and the stresses it puts on families here.) The people at Huggies made a huge donation to my favorite non-profit so they invited supporters to come by and help pass diapers out to some of their partner agencies. The diapers you see here may seem like a never ending supply — and don’t get me wrong, it’s a fantastic donation — but these pallets of diapers don’t even come close to filling the need in the Bay Area.
July 1, 2010: Augie’s favorite book at the moment is Go, Dog. Go! and as I was reading it to him one night I realized that it is a perfect match for Wyatt’s reading abilities. Bing! A light bulb went off! I could have Wyatt read it to Augie! They have since spent several happy mornings reading it together.