Friday, May 12, 2006

moving the chubber...and some other stuff, too.

don't worry, R and i call M "the chubber" in an affectionate way! it's becoming less applicable now that his weight is continuing in the 50th percentile vein from month to month. but i think we can still get away with it since his head is in the 90th percentile and holding. plus, who cares about percentiles, the child looks like a chubber! just look at him on the new ofoto "3 May Photos" album. hopefully you were emailed with the invite there to see them. if not, email me and i'll send it to you. for some reason i can't get them directly onto my blog right now :(

so tomorrow i go to the airport with M and we fly off to AZ for the summer. i'm pretty excited actually, but not as much as i anticipated i would be a few months ago. i pictured leaving ann arbor and thinking "good, no more snowstorms. and we're not sticking around for a humid summer, phew!" but instead, it's soooo gorgeous here. it's been raining occasionally, but for the last month everything has bloomed and greened and basically stayed 70 degrees and wonderful. go figure. but AZ is great too, in spite of the heat. for example, M will swim for the first time ever (not including baths, which he thoroughly enjoys). we even were at tj maxx a few days ago (you know how they have the name brand clothing, but it's super cheap? well they do.) well, i was browsing and saw these tiny Izod swim trunks that were all stripey and the right size. so M will be stylin' in the new pool!

a goal i have for this summer is to read more than i did last summer. so pretty much reading anything at all will put me over the mark :) my first order of business will be to finish les miserables before i lose my momentum. then i'll continue with other selections next on the list. i would like to know what y'all are reading right now, just to see if anything stikes me as "the next book". so far i think i'll go with "In Cold Blood" by Truman Capote next. it's in the air, what with the movie Capote and everything. besides, i'm curious since R said it was a good one. happy reading!


Melissa said...

In Cold Blood IS a good one. Right now, I'm reading A Heartbreaking Work of Staggering Genius by Dave Eggers. It's Pulitzer nominee from a few years back, and I like it a lot, 150 pages in. But (requisite caveat), it does swear a lot and mentions male anatomy (shocking!).

You will have to tell me how it is to fly with Miles. We're gearing up for a visit to Grandma and Grandpa Huff next month and thinking about flying gives me ulcers.

Claire said...

I just finished "The Color of Water" by James McBride for the second time, it's always a good one. R's sister let me borrow "Seven Years in Tibet," which is already very interesting. Also I just read "Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close" by Johnathan Foer and thought it was well-written and insightful, but I'm still trying to figure out what it MEANS! Just some ideas, and sorry for not using italics as quotes are much easier. Happy summer reading! Maybe we will see you in AZ this summer!