Monday, May 5, 2014

Girl time

We SHOULD be putting away laundry & cleaning the house...but instead we're playing with Mommy's makeup.  While I'm excited for her, I'm not looking forward to my little girl starting school in just a matter of months.  I treasure these times & will miss them so!

Monday, June 10, 2013

Share plate

We usually call it a picnic, (well...Maria calls it a "pic-pic" or "pic-mic",) my mom called it a "share plate" when my brother & I were growing up....but really it's a mommy-doesn't-have-time-or-desire-to-cook-just-for-the-three-of-us-since-you'll-probably-call-it-"yucky"-so-we're-having-a-lazy-snack-on-the-living-room-floor-and-calling-it-dinner kind of meal.  Hey, with crackers, cheese, carrots, snap peas, apples & strawberries, this is still & healthy meal, right?

Saturday, May 4, 2013

Things I don't want to forget...

Ever the entertainer, Maria delighted us this evening with her slow, soulful, ballad-like rendition of Cookie Monster's "C is for Cookie."  It was moving.  (That girl continues to crack me up!)

Lukas made a new friend today. A baby spider.  *Shudder*  A baby spider who built a baby web in the masts of his toy pirate ship.  I thought I could just get rid of it, but no...."He'll be my PET!!", Lukas announced, thrilled with his brilliant idea.  Oh joy.  He asked me to help him come up with a "really cool" name for him....and that's how the Summers family grew to include a baby spider named Maximilien.

Monday, March 25, 2013

Spring has sprung!

What's this?!?!  Finally a new blog post?!?! 

Spring has sprung here on Summers Hill, and we found ourselves welcoming in the season with what seems to have become a tradition.... splashing in muddy puddles.

Still more pictures to post, but hey, this is a start!

Tuesday, April 17, 2012


Watch ""Sih-wee-yup"" on YouTube

The end is priceless.  She's so cute, I can hardly stand it.

Sunday, April 1, 2012

My sweet, musical Missy miss

My sweet Missy girl's favorite lullaby is ”Baby Mine”.  You know, the sob-inducing song that plays as Dumbo's mommy rocks him in her trunk *sniff*, and wipes away his tears, *sniffle*, then painfully waves *blubber* goodbye *sniff* while she's in the slammer.  Yeah, that one.  Anyway, she asks for it every night and has started to sing along with me.  Last night I was able to take a ”video” of her singing so I can gush over it for years to come.  There's not really any picture to the video since it was too dark, but I'm so glad to have that sweet little voice saved...and now shared on YouTube so all the world, (a.k.a., Gramma & my Facebook friends), can revel in her adorableness.

So, if you need a lift, or are having a hard time sleeping, just turn this baby on and I DARE you not to dream of fluffy kittens, curly-haired princesses, and snuggles.  :o)  Watch "Sweet Maria singing "Baby Mine" w/Mommy @bedtime." on YouTube

Sunday, March 20, 2011

Little ditty 'bout a kitty

 Kitty, Kitty so soft and sweet
Right down to your kitty feet
 I may give hugs a tad too tight
But you never scratch or bite
 So patient, it's as if you know
It's clumsy toddler love I show
 I lay my head upon your chest
And wait to hear what I like best
 On my cheek, your minky fur
And in my ear, your tickly purr