weekend in wesleyan

this past weekend was parent's weekend at wesleyan.  we went up to see jessica and emily joined in the fun.  josh chose to stay in the city and do his thing.  it was a perfect fall day. we sat out on the hill and had a picnic with jess and her friends including friends parents.  it was really nice.  people came and people went.  i got to do one of my favorite activities which is feed the troops. 

we took a stroll down to the water front. 

this picture kind of defines middletown.

a really nice day.  knowing that emily is about to be the next to make the leap to college is kinda of bittersweet.  josh will be the last at home holding down the fort.  i love watching them grow but there is that very tiny part of me that still pines for the days when they would just crawl up into my lap and cuddle.

Comments (Archived):

  1. TanyaMonteiro

    Congratulations to you Joanne, this must be the hardest part of being a balanced parent. Knowing when you’ve done your job and its time to see how they grow and become their own beings as you support them from ‘afar’. I tip my hat to you

    1. Gotham Gal

      not only is it difficult, you just can’t believe that all that time has goneby. it is if someone just snapped their fingers and they all grew up.

      1. TanyaMonteiro

        another good reason to keep remembering to find joy in the little things. you’ve got me thinking of the roots and wings (surviving or thriving) responsibility a parent has.

  2. Debbie Stier

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    1. Gotham Gal

      that’s really good.

  3. John Revay

    Hi Joanne,Thought of you & your clan yesterday…we (me and our two daughters) took a day trip to Brownstone Park http://brownstonepark.com The place is just across the CT river from Middletown CT.We were on I-91N a few miles from exit for Rte 9 and there was a traffic jam starting to form, so we off one exit ahead of time, we found ourselves diving through some back roads when drove through the center of Middletown and we passed the entrance/gate to Wesleyan.

    1. Gotham Gal