Are we there yet?

Sir chilling in the back seat with a fig tree they picked up on the the way to Florida.  Because a fig tree is a completely normal souvenir.


According to my sources, he was a great traveler, despite a bit of trouble keeping his hands off of Mr. Fig.

He also discovered that making the “t” sound (for “tinkle” or “toilet,” something we’ve been working on for a couple of weeks now to help him verbalize his need to use the potty) resulted in the car stopping and getting to stretch his legs, leading to some crying wolf on his part.

All that time in the car paid off . . . .


I’m SO ready to hit the beach!

From afar, Mama says, “Dude, where’s your sunhat?”


Finally, I would like to note that President Obama issued a statement that this Memorial Day be a day of “prayer for permanent peace.”

Above all, we can honor those we have lost by living up to the ideals they died defending. It is our charge to preserve liberty, to advance justice, and to sow the seeds of peace. With courage and devotion worthy of the heroes we remember today, let us rededicate ourselves to those unending tasks . . . . Let us pray the souls of those who died in war rest in eternal peace, and let us keep them and their families close in our hearts, now and forever.

I would like to add that we should also remember and hold close the innocent victims of war and injustice the world over, and support policies that seek to end the oppression and unjust systems that lead to unrest and war.  We are not there yet, but maybe one day, we will be.


  1. kim says:

    Your memorial day comment is very well said!

  2. Matthew says:

    Dude’s sunhat was so on, except for the photo op. The shade from the hat makes faces hard to get. 🙂

    1. Melissa @ HerGreenLife says:

      Noted 😉

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