Monday, July 6, 2009

thoughts from the weekend


As I'm 'on' all the time right now with the kids, I'm definitely more tired. I'm realizing the trade off is intimacy. I feel I really know my kids - particularly Abbott, who's in school the majority of the day during the school year - so much better right now, being with them from morning to nightfall.

Technology can be such a huge attention suck! Because of our fifteen year old houseguest, Alexi and I have been talking about the place for technology in our lives in a way we haven't had to think about much before.

Wimbledon: wow!

Happy Monday.

20 comments:

Frau said...

Love the pictures! Is the sign picture what I think only hikers and Lama's? Too Funny! Yes having a 15year old myself technology is a sore subject some days. Have a wonderful Monday!

Francesca said...

We haven't come across that technology issue yet. I'm sorry for Andy, but my middle son is a huge fan of Federer, and he was celebrating (my older son roots for Nadal, and for once we didn't have one boy happy, and the other in tears).

Purple Flowers said...

The pic. on the sign looks like a llama. :)

I enjoy seeing your sons play outside in a way that my brother and I use to play. It's so refreshing to see.

kks said...

i didn't see your Llama? beautiful picks of the boys...

pve design said...

I love the summer for the time we have with one another. The same thing happens when we spend the winters skiing. We have 3 meals a day and lots of laughs. The summer is a great time for recording thoughts and keeping a book for each child. Wonderful images and glad your weekend was nice.
pve

Kwana said...

Beautiful pics. Looks like a good weekend. I'm with you on poor Andy.

Ivy Lane said...

Your photos of the hike are wonderful! and...yes..poor Andy! He fought a good fight though!!! He'll be back for the U.S. Open!

Deidra said...

No dogs? Only llamas? (That is a llama, right?)

Anna said...

how is your house guest? does he join you on these excursions? i had a great weekend up in whidbey island. but the roll of film i took of the beautiful view was all exposed to light :(

nicola said...

beautiful photos!
yes(!) on being on 24/7 and yes(!) on the time suck of technology!
happy monday, lecia!
nicola
http://whichname.blogspot.com

Elissa said...

great photos.... just what boys should be doing on holiday weekend!

Ina in Alaska said...

I love the top picture--cool and refreshing on your toes!

I agree with Diedra, only people and Llamas can hike? That is so funny!!

And really... not "poor Andy" he gave it 200% and what an epic match he and Roger put on for the fans.... xoxo

Sammi said...

Beautiful pictures as always :o)

Sounds like a fantastic weekend.

It's shocking how much we use computers and internet to do things, and we don't even realise.

Mixing Bowl Mama said...

I love your pics...so lovely. I'm sorry for Andy as well but my nine year old son was cheering for Federer so I was happy with the end result for his sake.

A Day That is Dessert said...

Isn't the sign funny? No llamas were sighted.

Paige said...

Love those creek photos - now that's what summer's all about! And I'm with you on the techno thoughts - it's easy to lose a whole lotta time in front of a computer screen.

Broady said...

Wow, Denny Creek. The location of the culmination of my survival training in 8th grade... after weeks of hikes and classes, I spent a very cold November night in the park with just another 13-yr old girl, with nothing but 3 layers of clothing, a tarp and anything we could fit into a 5-lb coffee can. Good times : ) But, we did survive!

Thanks for bringing back the memory!

Laura @ the shorehouse. said...

I think I want that hiking trail sign...HA!!! Hikers and llamas!

Looks like a wonderful weekend! We had a great one, too. So relaxing and the sun, who we thought forgot about us, came for a weekend-lomg visit. Whoo hoo!

KPiep said...

Seriously? Humand and Llamas? That's hilarious! What on earth would they do if someone actually showed up with one!

Shelley said...

Love the picture of your son dipping his toe in! How funny! And a nice portrait as well.