Tuesday, May 19, 2009


It was indeed a beautiful day in our neighborhood.
Yes, Pretty Pretty Princess has shoes. She just wanted to take them off. This being her Princess Day . . .no shoes.A careful look reveals a few of her heirloom graduation gifts.Sharing the deepest of friendships, these came - in spite of more exams today - to spend some time with her...watching baseball. Also I lured them with food.

A good day. It was a really good day.

Sunday, May 3, 2009

The beginning of the end

The school year won't officially be over for days. But Pretty Pretty Princess is graduating, and that means that we are ticking off a long list of things completed, things to be put in the past, things that won't be EVER the same.We can officially call this one DONE. Done with the mouth guard, done with the goggles.The Sophisticate joined us to bid farewell to those two pieces of equipment.
We aren't a particularly sentimental bunch around here, saving our tears for things like Grey's Anatomy.
But the leaving behind of lax touches a nerve. PPP started playing lacrosse the first year of high school. She played every year with Bob.
And Stargazer. They bought those "Captain" bands; typically I think they go on the arm, but the leg is fetching, nonetheless. She started on the Varsity Lacrosse team, all four years. We think it's because she is tall, and fearless.
PPP found her style of leadership - steady and not so pushy. Her mantra this year - as one of the senior co-captains - was "We are a positive and encouraging team" And they were. They are.

To compensate for the loss of playing lacrosse, she's already been helping out with the Middle School team as they finish up their season.
The plan is to do the same next season - next winter, when we remember why we say "There is no COLD like Spring Lacrosse Cold" - she plans to be right there with the Middle School girls, sharing with the them her mantra "We are a positive and encouraging team."

See....it's not the end. It's the beginning. And now, how to get rid of that tan in a mere two weeks?