...is busy helping me plan her 8th birthday party - an art party centered around the new American Girl movie, Saige Paints the Sky.
...is working on her breast stroke, after her swim instructor determined that backstroke will not be her specialty, mostly because her booty always sinks. Pretty sure she gets that from her mama.
....has begun the countdown for her summer theater camp production of Into The Woods, where she'll play an evil stepsister to Cinderella.
...quite possibly has consumed more red Otter Pops in the last two weeks than is recommended for an entire lifetime.
....swept his individual events at last Saturday's last swim meet, taking first in butterfly, freestyle and breast stroke (and helping his two relays win as well!)
....is anxiously awaiting the arrival of his electric scooter, purchased with summer lawn mowing income.
...continues to work with his friends on a movie script - a parody of the Harry Potter series that includes the characters Harry Peanut Butter and Lord Valu-Mart.
...just saw Pacific Rim and gave it rave reviews: "It's gonna be a monster movie classic, mom!"
This guy:...has safely secured Husband of the Decade with his anniversary gifts this year.
...is currently obsessed with organizing our garage to fit his newest toy (and all the many, many accessories, cleaning products, and implements that accompany it)
...is working on packing the "comfort" items for the family camping adventure this weekend - the tent, sleeping bags, a first aid kit - while I pack the "essentials" - Hershey bars and beer.
...pulled out the Jillian Michaels' videos this week in an attempt to work off the summer beer gut. Because, obviously, giving up the beer isn't an option.
...is brainstorming ideas for her next Two Peas' video and layout and as a result, has an office floor, desk, and work table that looks like a scrapbook store threw up all over it.
...has successfully kept two hydrangeas alive all summer and might have learned the difference between acidic and alkaline soil in the process. Old dog, meet new tricks.
And speaking of old dogs, this fellow:
...just celebrated his 9th birthday with squeaky toys, doggie treats, and a new bed.
...has already disemboweled one said squeaky toy and promptly ate the offending squeaker.
...is often seen carrying around his beloved peanut butter bone and whimpering because there's no suitable place in the house to bury it.
...spends most of the hot summer days behind the chair in my office, farting and snoring.
And that's a glimpse at what's going on around here. What's up with you??