NYC for the weekend!

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I and five other brave mothers took our hormone-crazed, pre-teens into the big bad city of New York last weekend! After a lingering look at the Naked Cowboy in Times Square, we had a fabulous time at the Statue of Liberty, Mary Poppins on Broadway, shopping, the wax museum and popping in on the Today Show audience. Rowyn and I will never forget it!


Where's the bbq?

This is part of the deck off the kitchen.

Movin' on up to kindergarten

Lily's headed to kindergarten! Voted "Most Energetic" by her preschool, they have NO idea what's in store for them next year. ;)



What a crazy week! Last week, a t-shirt company I'd sent some slogans off the cuff for sent an email telling me I had been chosen as one of their top 50 in their contest. When I sent in the slogans, there was no mention of a contest, lol. Anywho, in my spam filter was an email saying in case I didn't get the first message (?) I was now in the running and I'd better hustle up some votes. So I did. A lot of them. Never underestimate the power of MySpace and a writer's board.

In their newsletter today, I discovered I was the winner of this week (yay!) and will move onto the finals. My great friend, Suzan Weiner, is also a finalist so please vote for her this week!

I'll keep you posted!


As pointed out delicately by my friend, Aly, I've neglected to update the world about the doings of the monkeys.

Softball is finally ending, we've finished last in 12U and middle-of-the-pack for 10U. Let's just say this wasn't our year. Rowy is headed off to Volleyball camp after school gets out, it'll be good to get out of the dust and hot sun.

Wynter had her author chat today at school. Her fabulous teacher makes a point of binding their creative writing and having a formal chat complete with luncheon for the class/parents afterwards. We are going to miss the faculty at this school enormously, they've all been incredible!

I'm busy submitting and writing. Buttercup's Giant Pumpkin headed off to Highlights yesterday, I'm shopping around some publishers in case it's rejected. One Little Goblin is trying to find a home, I can't decide where it's going! I'll be having my own author's chat in Wynter's classroom next week to test-drive them on the second grade.

Syenna, Lily and Vyolette are busy growing and attacking the sprinklers after school. Who needs a dog when I can have things ripped up by them? At least the girls don't poop on the carpet. Anymore.

Bry's busy as a wee bee on the house - projected move in date - July!