and today is the last day

for a while

that we all will be together

and we will share every minute of it

before heading on down the road

each in our own direction

and we know

we’ll find our way back together again

before too long

and i wish that this day could go on forever.

maximize every opportunity today. there is a lot of living and loving that can be done in 24 hours. 

- author unknown

little boys should never be sent to bed. they always wake up a day older. – peter pan



spending the weekend with grand baby joeys, f and m,

(who have a look of mischief in their eyes like the vintage lads above)

while their mom is away with friends

and it’s so very different

from time spent with our girl babies

yet every moment is equally exciting

in its very own way

where going swimming in a pool

counts as a bath

and waking up in bathing suits

makes us ready

for another day’s adventure

and it’s all about

perpetual motion

and peeing

and rocks

and bugs

and ghost tales

and staying up late

and everything is sticky

and wet

and dirty

and it is a delight.


boys are found everywhere - on top of, underneath, inside of,
 climbing on, 

swinging from, 
running around, or jumping to.

- alan marshall beck

image credits: everything vintagesteff.com, pinterest.com

love of beauty is taste. the creation of beauty is art. – ralph waldo emerson



it is art fair time once again

and we start out strong

babies v and r bouncing along

and hoping all our wishes come true

wandering through the streets

seeing all the colors

and people

and dogs with hats

and statues that move

and twirly

and painty

and beautiful

shiny things

and dancers

swaying and bending

and smelling

the spicy kabobs

and licking

the sugar


the elephant ears



 drums booming



all kinds of everything.


and then

it is time for a break

on the diag

a quiet oasis

right in the middle of it all


with a bottle and a blanket and a weary smile


and with the hug of a tree

much bigger than me

and then

IMG_1387 you reach your limit

and you find

your very own

secret and happy place


your hopeful wish


to go home

once again.


timing has a lot to do with art.

- ll cool j

 artist credit- bruce reinfield