good and happy

 a happy mid-week list:
missing max's field trip monday and taking him to the movies instead, sitting on the front porch watching storm clouds roll by, putting skunk plants around my garden to keep squirrels away only to have the squirrels eat the skunk plant, knowing it's almost summer by the amount of dirt on the floor and baths taken at night, sunshine for days in a row, making lists and checking stresses away, dreaming up mother-boy shenanigans for max's last day of school next week...we're really going to mix things up around here, waking up this morning to find my internet came back to me. it was on the fritz all day yesterday which was way more unbearable than it should have been. i think i might be more than slightly dependent on all of you.
please keep our buddy in your thoughts today. 
he's spending the day at the montessori school we have our fingers crossed to send him to next year. he does half day public school kindergarten right now...so a full school day with strangers and a atypical classroom is quite a jump. and the mama in me is clawing at the walls and ceiling of my heart for this boy who has such a good and adventurous spirit.
he's going into the unknown with a sacked lunch and some hopes. 
but not a bit of guff.

last night during his bath, i saw him rubbing off the temporary pirate tattoos he had just put on his legs. he told me he didn't want his new friends to think he was "too cool".

he's going to be just fine, that max. 
but just in case, i might sit in the parking lot all day.


  1. You guys look beautiful! Good luck Max! You can do it!

  2. i'll be thinking of him for sure! hope his day goes better than well!

  3. aw...I'm sure his day will be great. I hated going to a new school...so it would make me nervous as a mama too. :)

  4. "too cool" haha - that is the cutest thing ever. I'm sure he will do great!

  5. "I'm too cool" what an amazing quote, Katie.

  6. I went to a montessori high school and it changed my life. It's such a wonderful program, I hope it works out well for your son.


  7. Thinking good thoughts! Your Max sounds very capable of making friends and having fun!


  8. your family is precious. praying that Max will love his new surroundings :)

    ~Andrea @ http://hecallsmewifey.blogspot.com/

  9. you give me a smile every day.

  10. i can't wait to here how max handled it! you have such a cool little family, i'm sure it'll all be fine.

  11. Aw, good luck to max! Although it sounds like he'll do just fine. x

  12. you are the greatest mom! i hope that you now that sweetie! taking your little guy to the movies instead, awesome!! max is one lucky little guy!


  13. you guys are so cute. hope montessori went well!


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