My Real Life

June 30, 2010

A Toy or Not a Toy?

Filed under: Uncategorized — Amy @ 8:53 am

4 hours.

They played with the measuring tape for four hours.

When I left this morning, they were playing with it again.

I think Home Depot could put Toys R Us out of business!

June 29, 2010

After Dinner

Filed under: Uncategorized — Amy @ 9:03 am

I’m not sure what your family does after dinner.


We do this.

And this.

And this.

June 28, 2010

Family Day

Filed under: Uncategorized — Amy @ 11:40 am
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Every year, to celebrate the 4th of July, our town holds “Family Day.”

Because so many people travel for the holiday, they have begun to hold it the weekend before.

So, when Real Man and I returned from the Mets game on Saturday, we all piled into the car and headed to the local park for Family Day.

There are bouncy castles, rock climbing walls, a train which is nothing more than a few seats attached to a motorized thing that looks like a train.

The boys love the train.

They talk about it all year.

They are SO easy to please.

Excuse the blurry picture.  That little train moves fast!

Note Monkey in the Middle with his arm around Baby Monkey to ensure he doesn’t fall out.

Love it.

As it got dark, the band began to play and we rocked out to a few songs, as we waited for the fireworks.

And then they began.

Every year, we say that the fireworks were the best show ever.

This year, though, we mean it.


You know a good firework display when you can feel it booming in your chest.

When you need to shield your eyes from the brightness.

When you keep thinking it’s over, but it keeps going.

The fireworks were awesome.

They were truly incredible.

I don’t know how anyone could have failed to be impressed.

June 27, 2010


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June 26, 2010

A Date

Filed under: Uncategorized — Amy @ 10:34 pm

For Father’s Day, I bought Real Man tickets to a Mets game.

The game was today.

He took me.

The George Washington Bridge was at an absolute standstill…

…meaning we missed Prince Harry, yes, Prince Harry (to whom my mother says I am related from way, way back) throw the first pitch.

I was really looking forward to hobnobbing with the royals.

The traffic also meant that by the time we got to the stadium, the Twins were winning 2-0.

By the time we actually got to our seats (which were excellent!) the Twins were winning 4-0.

It was still the first inning.

The final score was 6-0, Twins.

All I wanted in life was Popcorn.

Apparently, Citifield was out of Popcorn.

None of that mattered.

It was a great date.

June 25, 2010


Filed under: Uncategorized — Amy @ 4:02 pm

Methinks perhaps Monkey in the Middle isn’t as great of a shuffler as he believes himself to be.

June 24, 2010

Be Present

Filed under: Uncategorized — Amy @ 7:51 pm

Just a little something to think about.

The Risks of Parenting While Plugged In

Love These Guys

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June 23, 2010

Wordless Wednesday

Filed under: Wordless Wednesday — Amy @ 3:29 pm


Filed under: Uncategorized — Amy @ 6:30 am

Sometimes, it’s very easy to make a child happy.

And sometimes, it takes a lot of talent.

People who can make balloon animals definitely fall into the second category and have my utmost respect and my undying gratitude.

A balloon SpiderMan?

A total cure for the grumps.

A sweet flower garden for a sweet girl.


I’d share the picture of Monkey in the Middle with his shark, which was completely awesome, but he couldn’t stop playing with it long enough to get a still shot.

Not a bad thing.

So, even though I cringe every time I watch someone twist, bend and manipulate the balloons, I am beyond impressed with their talent.

So cool.

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