Project 365 2010: Week 30

by Wendy Copley on September 27, 2010


July 23, 2010: Part of the reason the boys and I went to Iowa this summer was so I could attend my 20th high school reunion. The first event was an informal get together at a very hot and crowded bar in town. This is a picture of me with many of my besties from jr. high and high school. I love these people and it was so nice to see them in person for the first time in many years.


July 24, 2010: Our last day in Iowa, the boys and I went to a reunion potluck at a nearby park  and then after Augie’s nap, we took a final swing through the splash pad with Grandma and Grandpa. I ended up flaking on the fancy reunion that night because the boys were having a hard evening. I also had stupidly booked our flight home at at time that required us to get up at 4:30 am. Next time, I’ll plan better….


July 25, 2010: Augie finally conked out while we were taxiing to the airport at the end of our first flight. We ended up being stuck on the tarmac for 45 minutes though, so he actually ended up getting a little nap in.


July 26, 2010: Back home and back in costume. Augie is dressed in a way too small Darth Vader costume and Wyatt is dressed as The Usual. The $20 I spend on that Batman costume was the best money I’ve ever spent on a toy for either of my kids. Two Halloweens and regular weekly wear for the last two years! I don’t think any of his regular clothing has even been worn with the same frequency!


July 27, 2010: Our lame, pathetic garden. It was such a cold summer that the only thing that really grew very well this year was the snap peas. Even the basil and zucchini didn’t do very well. 🙁


July 28, 2010: Augie has started climbing up on my lap when I’m working on my laptop and banging on the keyboard. It drives me crazy, but he’s really cute, so I don’t get upset about it.


July 29, 2010: Wyatt likes to read comic books in bed using his Lego headlamp. He also likes to sleep with five pillows. He does not like it when mom comes in and takes a flash photo of him in his dark room.

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  • Pat E. Parker

    I know I need that Lego headlamp, but I am wondering if I need one for the son AND the husband- I would hate for them to fight over it.

  • You guys are so cute. I wish I could have been your friend in high school.

    I wish we had a better sprayground here. Our is small and we have to pay to get in. When I was a kid (before the “waterpark”) the baby pool was free.

    My son always falls asleep in the car just before we get to our house.

    He also toddles over to me and pushes my laptop closed. He also likes to pound on the keyboard. We got him his own (broken) laptop and he has no interest in it.

  • It’s hecka cool! We’ve all taken it for a spin.

  • Decoy laptops never work for us either! It’s so frustrating. We’ve tried all sorts of different things — old keyboards, old laptops and the kids see right through the deception. Sometimes I wish my kids weren’t so smart. 😉

  • Robyn

    I love the splash pad photo! And I love the term splash pad. We just say “sprinklers”. That’s boring. Splash pad is better.

  • EmmalouMommy

    When you place items like a chicken leg in there, do you just use and ice pack to keep things at a healthy temp? I saw you mention that your child care heats things up. Is that the case for all meals like that?

  • Yes, I always use an ice pack with every lunch I pack and everything I send for my 6yo is eaten cold, unless it’s in a thermos.

  • Kathy

    I just discovered your blog while looking for bento ideas. And, you are from Iowa…where I sit at this moment in Cedar Rapids. I’m new to bentos…my Texas daughter and I are going to try the idea…yours are awesome. Thanks for sharing…Kathy

  • Kathy! *I’m* from Cedar Rapids, too! Did you grow up there? Where did you go to high school. I wonder if we know some of the same people.

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