Wayback machine: Mother’s Day 2003

I am not even 100% sure of what year it was, but we were at my grandparents’ house for Mother’s Day, and the kids were out playing in the backyard. I snapped this picture of Maria, and it has been one of my all-time favorites ever since:


There was frost on the grass this morning (sorry, Chels, life in the north is like that) and for whatever reason it made me think of this picture.

Speaking of Mother’s Day, we have established for ourselves a new tradition of taking weekend trips for the holiday, coming back home in time for the usual family celebration with the Spergers. This year we are going camping near the Delaware Water Gap on the New Jersey side. I’m taking a luxurious four-day long weekend for the occasion; we will leave Thursday after school and come back Sunday before the Sperger family get-together. We’re hoping for good weather!