Sunday, February 22, 2009

Show and Tell: Season Opener

I was going to show and tell something else, something that is six Sundays late now. But it will have to wait one more-- the pictures of it are on Monkey's camera, and the camera is with Monkey, and Monkey is off skiing with JD. Yup, call it Monkey and JD's excellent school vacation or speed demons' paradise, but the upshot is that they took off Thursday and won't be back until mid day tomorrow. Which left the Cub and me in the house that suddenly seems humongous.

We've lazied around, we've cuddled, we've laughed. At least one of us has been out of pajamas every day.


And yesterday, because the sun was shining and it wasn't outrageously cold, I had my the first coffee-on-the-deck of the season. And pst... I was the one in pajamas. What? They were warm pajamas. And I wore fluffy slippers I almost never wear otherwise.


The Cub kept me company. And what delightful company he is!

On the wall by the staircase leading up to the second floor we have this picture of Monkey barely younger than the Cub is now, sitting in this same pram, making faces at her grandfather. The Cub's been sitting unassisted for a bit now, so you can see how I just had to take a picture. And who can take just one?


Certainly not me. I have no self-control when it comes to my trusty SLR sidekick. And also chocolate. I have very little self-control left when chocolate is involved. And Trader Joe's was out of my low carb dark chocolate Friday. So it is their fault that I bought their store brand (which is decidedly not low carb), and that there is barely any of it left.

I was intending to have my coffee and read my blogs*, but I didn't make it through the whole cup out there. I took so long with the pictures that when the wind suddenly started both the Cub and I were already in the cool territory, and so it wasn't long until the Cub's nose was fit to enter a baby Rudolph contest. But I made it through more that half that huge cup there. I left the deck door open while we were out so that some of the fresh air percolated in, and it was nice to come back inside anyway. And may I report that the wind made the Cub laugh even more? I am guessing that the speed demons ski team might have a new member in a couple of years.

Today, by the way, it was raining. And there is talk of snow this week. It's ok. I can take it. In fact, I am not sure I am ready for it to be spring yet. Yeah, I know, my head is a mess-- winter is the mourning season, the hardest season, and yet I am not sure I am ready to have it go. Whatever-- we don't need no stinking logic.


Want more showing and telling? Stop by Miss Mel's classroom.


*And umm... nevermind the ugly stains on my laptop screen. They've been cleaned up now, I swear.

24 comments:

Lollipop Goldstein said...

Gorgeous photos--I can think of nothing nicer than a cup of coffee outdoors with a cute boy to boot.

Beautiful Mess said...

Beautiful pictures! I love drinking a cup of coffee outside. Fresh air in the house is THE best! Thank you for sharing.

missing_one said...

cute pictures!
Have you tried Trader's Dark Chocolate 100 calorie sticks?

my new favorite. Probably not as low carb and the low-carb ones, but doesn't give me the gas. LOL

luna said...

he's just darling. sounds like a lovely day.

Amelie said...

Oh, he looks so sweet. And so grown-up already, amazing.

CLC said...

I love the pix! I can't get over how big he is already! It seems like time has flown!

Lori said...

How can he possibly be that big already? He's positively scrumptious. Seriously, I would eat him.

Magpie said...

So lovely that you got to sit outside for a while! And with that cute thing by your side!

loribeth said...

What a cutie!! I am envious -- it is still WAY too cold here for coffee on the deck (-10C this morning). Sigh.

red pen mama said...

What a cutie pie he is. Fresh air is good for you both, obviously! I cannot wait to open windows and shake out rugs.

ciao,
rpm

My Reality said...

The Cub is adorable, Julia!

I have no self control when it comes to chocolate, either.

Tash said...

I do the TJ's no sugar added choc. covered almonds. Mmmm.

Everyone's bitching that this winter won't end, and it's been cold, and blah blah blah, but I swear it hasn't been THAT cold really, and hardly any snow to speak of, and I think they're all weenies. Until I remember how much it really just sucks, and then I kinda want it over with too. Except that I think spring mocks me. Bring on summer already.

Beth said...

I can't imagine drinking coffee outdoors yet -- we've just had yet another huge snowfall, and it is bitter cold tonight. I am ready for spring ...

I can't believe he is so big already, and such a darling smile. I'm so happy for you.

christina(apronstrings) said...

what a nice moment. the cub is soooo big. he's a doll. well, i am glad that you've gotten to appreciate at least a bit of the winter.

WiseGuy said...

He is so very cute. Glad that you had a great day!

The cub has very beautiful eyes!

Betty M said...

What a cutie!

Betty M said...

What a cutie!

Alice said...

I love the pictures. Thansk so much. Alice

elizabeth said...

What a cutie!!! Thanks so much for commenting on Barren Advice, it was great getting so much feedback. Good luck with your MIL...

Bon said...

my god, those are lovely pictures. it's clearly warm, in that still wintry way, which is making me drool. as is your boy. sitting up! he is beautiful, Julia.

and yet much as winter has worn me down this year, i can understand you wanting to hold it just a little longer. there is something about the hard seasons, the memory seasons, that makes me present to myself in a way i seldom am in the rest of the year. and just in moments, i am still able to be present with the one who is not...which is so rare and thus, not something to rush from.

Rosepetal said...

Oh my goodness, I cannot believe how big he is - so gorgeous! I will be smiling for a while now.

kate said...

SO cute!!!

Lori said...

What a handsome son!

That tableau looks divine. Pajamas, coffee, blogs and sunshine!

Hope's Mama said...

He's a beautiful little boy, Julia. And I'm here. I'm reading. I'm looking at his pictures and it doesn't sting quite as much as you think it might. In a way, I was glad to see them.