Saturday, September 12, 2009

Five Things...a little early.

Wow, I can't believe it's been since August that I visited this space. I knew I was behind, but not by that much! I guess we were just enjoying the last weeks of summer.

So without further adieu...may I present Five Things.

1. Our trip to NYC was as eventful as always. New for us this year was a stop in Brooklyn where we visited my sister's apartment and ate pizza under the Brooklyn Bridge. I felt like I was instantly transported to every movie that I have ever viewed as soon as I stepped under "the" bridge. Also, new was a trip to Chinatown, Little Italy and Dylan's Candy Bar. All a unique experience in its own right. And for those wondering, of course I went to Purl.

2. We finished out our summer in the Adirondacks. After four years of very poor weather we were blessed with a glorious week. Temperatures in the low 70's with not a cloud in the sky! The best quote of the week was from Ryan when he emerged from one of the cabins where all the "teenagers" were hanging out. Ryan to me, "Is this all teenagers do: hang around and talk? I want someone to play with me." As if we ordered it up, a mother bear and her three cubs came to join us on Sunday night while entertaining friends. The whole compound was mesmerized by these wild animals. My friend and I were the smart ones and stayed far away during the viewing.

3. School started the day after we returned from the mountains. First week was labeled a success! Both boys turned from me quickly and told me NOT to walk them into middle school. My heart broke, wishing for my little boys just once more.

4. So then my friend sent me this. My heart broke one more time. Then my mom sent me this managing to make me cry, again.

5. So I looked on the bright side and remembered that my husband was starting work on Monday and all was good in the world again!


MamaLizKnits said...

Thanks for sharing the links! Loved them both. Happy September, Jane. :)

MadMad said...

I am so glad you had a wonderful end of summer - it sounds perfect. Loved all the great pics, and loved the links, too! We had a great time at Dylan's - (not so much at Purl, though... how 'bout you? What did you get?)

Teyani said...

love your blog. I do not even recall how I first found you, yet I enjoy reading it every time.

indeed time flies like a rocket.
My youngest is a freshman in college this year - and I still recall all the moments with both my daughters beginning kindergarten.

The only thing that I can absolutely promise that makes it better, is that every single year, the kids grow more and more wonderful. Just when you think its not possible, it happens, and they melt your heart a bit more. My daughters are now almost 26 and 19 - and we are closer than I ever imagined possible.
Joyous September to you.

kim said...

Sounds like the perfect end to Summer. I always get a bit wistful this time of year, but I always find renewed energy. I think the trick is to just enjoy it all.

t does wool said...

perfect 5 things to end the season Jane.good luck to him on the job...and enjoy it all.

Holli said...

Welcome Back! Glad your week in the Adirondacks was so perfect and the trip to NYC brought a few new things as well. Love the watch photo :)

a friend to knit with said...

wait. today! today you have an empty house?! yippee!

oh... should i be saying that after those teary times.... always something good to look forward to! :)

(why didn't i video tape my kids first days of kindergarden...and put it to music.... so that i could watch it over and over? i am so bummed!)

lucky knitter said...

What a perfect end to summer! I'm so glad everything worked out for you all to stay where you are. It's so pretty there. Don't you wish you knew this at the start? Less worries. I was perfect timming - having your husband home for the summer.

Good luck to all...

Bloom fine art fotografi said...

Great read Jane...
well, some good with the bad.

Yikes bears too?

I'm glad you guys had some good weather too and from the last pictures looks like fun too!

Sandy said...

what a beautiful review of your summer. and now you will have your days to yourself again.