Saturday, April 27, 2013
Friday, April 26, 2013
Thursday, April 25, 2013
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Sunday, April 21, 2013
Saturday, April 20, 2013
Friday, April 19, 2013
Things are finding their place around here. I still am in search of a bookshelf so that my books can make their way out of boxes. I got a country hutch so our alcohol cabinet will soon be set up. I think I need to add some salvaged doors to the front of it so that my kids don't kick a ball and knock off all the wine glasses. I am always looking for an excuse to get back to the building salvage store here in town. I fly back to Sacramento with Reade and Piper tonight (yes, alone - God help me) so that my Nana and Reade can party together since they are kindred birthday spirits. I heard a rumor that is is 90 degrees there. I have gotten quite accustomed to my 52 degrees with a touch of wet.
Wednesday, April 17, 2013
The middle one turned three today. He steals my heart a little bit more every day that passes. It blows me away that he can be so painfully shy at times, while having a complete understanding about who and what is around him. Usually, kids hide behind a mother's leg, but Reade will stand tall in his surroundings just hoping that everyone will pass so he can get back to what he was doing in that space. He finds the world amusing and has a happy disposition. The way he runs cracks me up because he adds a little hop in there because he finds it so fun to move his body so wildly. Things he likes to do include: throwing things, talking/screaming at such a loud volume his head must reverberate, play and create fireman situations, read, stack things and organize things into lines or creative scenes, and ask for a cup of milk and a cup of water at the same time. His skinny legs and tiny bottom and ears pull at all of my DNA to protect this kid so I can make sure I get to see what kind of things he will do in all of his future days. Play on Readey Peadey.
Sunday, April 14, 2013
We took a ferry across Puget Sound to visit a friend's farm today. We got to see: sheep, goats, a rooster, ducks in a pond, cows, and lots of baby chickens. We ate homemade pizzas with duck eggs on top. Best thing ever! It was fun to see their garden set up. Inspiring, yet terrifying regarding laundry.
Saturday, April 13, 2013
Friday, April 12, 2013
Dropped the boys off at a drop-in preschool and explored University Ave. for a short while. I had to stay close in case Reade flipped out, but he didn't. Piper and I ate Greek pastries then hit one of the hippest Goodwills I have ever encountered. Next door to that is Buffalo Exchange. I bought one thing and got out of there quickly before one became five.
It felt so good to cook dinner. I made homemade chili and biscuits. I also emptied the dishwasher twice today. I give myself a gold star and a pat on the back.
Tuesday, April 9, 2013
Monday, April 8, 2013
Sunday, April 7, 2013
Saturday, April 6, 2013
Just waiting outside of Chuck's Hop Shop for some fish 'n chips for dinner. It is really rainy, but I am taking the food back to my warm, cozy house. Ha ha hipster people, you only wish you could spend your Saturday night in your robe and slippers like me. (Maybe not. The guy in the corner is really excited to talk about beer.)
Wednesday, April 3, 2013
It felt real today. Like I have found my Eden. I keep waiting for someone to pinch me and wake me from this dream. The people I meet always respond, "I know, right?" so I am glad to know this bubble just might not pop. I am super happy to have found hip hop lessons at a tiny dance studio just down the street. It was surreal to sit upstairs peering down at my son. Yes, he is there simply because that environment makes his mama so happy. His smile and excitement lead me to believe I might actually be a dance mom. I know millions others are too, but the sound of a dance studio and the wall-to-wall mirrors fill my heart with dreams of "anything is possible."
Tuesday, April 2, 2013
A local mom introduced me to our private neighborhood beach today. I have to drive down a huge hill then hike down flights of stairs and then cross railroad tracks, but it is worth it!
Included is a picture of Reade getting his arm stuck in our upstairs railing. Our plexi guard sheets just came so things like this don't happen again.