The start of summer in Ithaca

As per usual, we did not have a spring.  Straight from crappy wet coldish weather, to blazing hot 90 degrees can’t breathe well, need a baby pool to bathe in weather.  Yum.

I pretty much skipped over posting anything this spring.  It’s been busy.  My part-time job was pretty full, and we’ve all been off and on sick most of the time.  It’s been a blast.  🙂  Not to mention, we’ve had a few extra incidents adding to our family’s level of stress.  Starting with Ginny having gotten hit by a car.  Three weeks ago, she decided to run out of our backyard after a wiemereiner that was running with his owner on the road in front of our house.  Unfortunately she got her tail end too far out into the road, and got swiped by a car.  Off to Cornell Vet Hospital she went with Danny, to be told basically that she needed a long time off her feet, in her crate, and no walks or big activity for at least five weeks.   She’s doing well now.  It was a pretty big scare for us for a minute though.  It was almost to the day that we put Harold down last year.

Outside of that, we’ve found ourselves having to replace my car.  We had been hoping that we’d get some more years out of the Honda, and keep saving instead of spending, but alas, life has different plans.  Needless to say though, having been forced into making a major purchase such as this stressed me out.  I would rather have spend the money on a kitchen remodel.  I’m thankful though,  we almost did sign on to have a kitchen remodel,  and had we done that, we would now be a one car family.  So, things have a way of working themselves out I guess.

Okay, now the good stuff!  The girls.

Charlotte is going to be one this month.   I’ll say it again, Charlotte is going to be one.  What the what?  I can not believe the speed at which this last year has gone.  To me, she is still this tiny little baby that I could cuddle up in my moby wrap and snuggle with all day.  She’s still a perfect little snuggle bunny, just a little bigger!  She is taking her sweet old time learning how to stand up, and cruise and eventually walk, and in the meantime she’s sticking as close to me as she can.  She loves to be with Danny too, but for the most part she is a total momma’s girl.  I’m thrilled that the weather is warmer now, because she loves to be outside, sitting in the grass, eating dirt.  She has just recently developed a really healthy appetite for table food as well.   Just today she downed about a pint of blueberries, shortly followed by about the same amount of peas, and a few tomatoes.   Hopefully this keeps up, and I will have won the baby eating lottery.  She’s still in bed with us, and I don’t really have plans to move her.  She likes it there, I like her there.  My hope is that I will eventually be able to move her into the same room with Annie, and get bunkbeds, but for now, she’ll just snuggle close with me.  She’s yummy.

Annie is just the awesomest person ever.  Outside of some differences of opinion she and I have once in a while (she doesn’t want to wear underwear…I think she should, or she doesn’t want to get out of the car on a hot day…I think she should) she is still proving to be very sweet and easy going.   As her verbal skills improve, she is showing us that sarcasm and wit are genetic.   She’s also got some fun “Annie-isms”  Currently she calls an umbrella a “rainbrella”, she says “My” to mean “I”, she still is having trouble with “orange” which is currently “Ronge” (not too bad).  Today in response to me telling her what a “big helper” she was, she said that she wasn’t a big helper, but a little helper.  But of course!

Ithaca festival was this past weekend, and we really did it full on this year.  I figured that Annie would enjoy the music, so we started on Thursday with the parade, which was a big hit for Annie and her toddler friends, then on Friday and Saturday we spent a good chunk of the day at the festival, eating festival food and ending Saturday with a whole ice cream cone (Annie’s first ever full ice cream cone).  I’m quite sure she fell in love, as she’s asked for ice cream every night since.  Sunday is always the day the whole festival moves to the park, and Since Danny had closed the restaurant we all went over to the park, and while listening to the live music, Danny started teaching Annie how to catch a frisbee!

That’s the start of summer here in Ithaca.  Thanks for reading!


About Midge

Stay at home mom/goddess, with a part time job as an events planner/fundraiser/outreach educator/whateverthehellmydepartmentwantsmetodo at BOCES Youth Development Department! I love my kids, I love to cook, I love to use social media, I love to drink, I love to eat, I would love to be a knitter, I need to read more, and I LOVE to work out!
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1 Response to The start of summer in Ithaca

  1. msthomas79 says:

    awesome Em…such a great read…I miss upstate summers, but I’m sure it is something special in Ithaca. Good luck staying cool =)

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