Here you are sitting on a bench outside of Gofer's Ice Cream in Greenwich. Despite those times Grey frustrates, annoys, irritates and copies you Cash, it's touching to see there is nobody else who causes such a belly laugh. Soon you guys were laughing through ice-cream goatees about who had more chocolate stains on their white shirt, while Daddy and I just looked at each other rolling our eyes and shaking our heads. Our way of saying, All our work for all their joy - as you sat dripping in summer's sweetness.
As vehicularly obsessed as you are, this month we set out on the ultimate undertaking - to ride as many different types of transportation in NYC in a single day! We took the express A train down to 59th Street, the crosstown city bus to Second Avenue, the Roosevelt Tramway to/from the island, and caught a taxi down to 34th street where we watched helicopters take off and land at the heliport. Once aboard the ferry we cruised down the East River to Wall Street where we got off and rode the express train back up to Harlem. For just a couple of Metrocard swipes (you guys are still free!) and the cost of a short taxi ride, you had an absolute blast, Cash telling me at bedtime, "Mommy this was one of the best days ever!"
At the airport on our way to Grandma and Pow Pow's house, you watched planes come and go from a windowsill, small enough to fit snugly together. There are many days when it feels like all I do is mediate jealous battles, but I am reminded of the countless hours you are connected, watching, riding and constructing various travel modes.
Therein lies the advantage of having two. The togetherness of brotherhood.
It rained while we were in Sewickley nearly every day, but during a lull I took you to the giant Adirondack chair in front of the firehouse. Maybe it was put there for a photo op just like this - I dunno, but we sure used it as such. You guys went into total VOGUE mode, the most hysterical part being Grey's nearly identical pose in every shot! Go Grey! Strike a pose. Yeah, just one pose. Over and over.
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In a couple of weeks, it will be National Sons & Daughters Day, which they say is a time to "reflect on the joy that children bring to your life". You boys do just that. You bring great joy to me and Daddy. And this month has been filled with the joys of adventure, bright sunglasses, chocolate ice-cream messes and the sweet sounds of laughter.
These are our summer days.
I love you boys.
Always & forever. Mom