Wednesday, July 21, 2010

Friends, Romans, Countrymen...

It's been a wild ride, but we're all moved in and enjoying playing house this summer. We love, love, love our new home. My husband built me a deer fence so I can try my hand at gardening -- so far not much is growing, but it's a learning curve, right? Munchkin is spending the summer entertaining the work crews paving the streets. I don't know how the kid does it, but he's so cute that they wave to him half a block away, give him stuff and even let him run the excavator (I'm pretty sure they broke some rules on that one!).
Speaking of Munchkin, I was looking back on my blog which I started when he was only two years old. I have a treasure that he will appreciate when he's older in all the cute stories I've been able to share. He's still doing and saying cute things, naturally, but he's a big 5-year-old beginning kindergarten in the fall.

Our lives have become so busy that it seems the right time to wrap up the blog. I've loved every minute of it, and especially enjoyed my excursions into the world of local eating. Have no fear, I'm still eating local. It's just that it's become the new normal and hasn't inspired posting as it once did. I'm still working on new ways to live a greener lifestyle, though!

So thank you so much to all my faithful readers. You've made writing fun. I'll leave the blog up and maybe some time I'll revive it, but for now, I'll leave you with one more "cute Munchkin story."

We have road construction happening in our neighborhood all summer. It's far enough away that we're not breathing their dust, but close enough that it wakes up 5-year-old ears at 7am every weekday. Early yesterday morning I caught Munchkin playing with his toys on the floor of my husband's home office -- a room Munchkin is not allowed to be in without permission. I asked what he was doing in there and he pointed to the open window as he said, "I'm listening to the 'beep, beep, beep!'"