Friday, September 19, 2014

37/52 + 15 weeks

1 - LM has done a stand up job of switching back into school mode. We both have mornings where we would rather sleep in and afternoons where neither one of us is thrilled to sit down and do homework, but I can feel the lazy days of summer starting to shake off and structure beginning to take form. She is in a school where she is taught in Spanish half of the day and English the other half and I kid you not the very first day of school she came home rolling her r's like a buttery purring lion. Sometimes I ask her to say words just so I can hearrrrr it. Honorable mention: she got 100% on her first spelling test today!

2 - Lark is seriously a hoot, unlike this picture where she looks rather serious (but cute) as she searches for ripe tomatoes in the garden (which she does everyday). This week we were driving in the car and she asked me, "Mom, why do we call it bear feet when it's not covered?" I was confused for a second until I realized she meant why do we call it bare feet when we don't wear shoes, so we talked about the difference between the two and then she was quiet for a moment.

"Hey, mom?"
"Why doesn't a bear where shoes?"
"I don't know, why?"
"Because it has bare feet!"


3 - Tommy is allllmost rolling over to his right side.

Wednesday, September 10, 2014

36/52 + 14 weeks

So, I am pretty consistent at not being consistent when it comes to blogging, especially during summertime when it is certainly better for my soul to be outside rather than in front of a computer screen. We have been going on lots of walks, LM started school, I started exercising every morning once more, and Tommy started sleeping through the night. I am harvesting what little survived in my poor neglected garden this year (tomatoes, green beans, chard, kale, and basil), and will be canning the pears and apples from our trees later this week. We are getting back into a routine with a rhythm that feels good.

I haven't been very good at taking pictures the last month, so I am not going to worry about playing catch up for this weekly series and just start off again fresh this week.

1 - LM shucking corn on the front porch in this perfect September weather. We've been enjoying a lot of fresh local produce and cool breezes lately. No complaints here.

2 - Lark has started to become more affectionate lately and I am soaking it all up like a sponge. I love our mornings together while sister is in school.

3 - Tommy is three months old! He sleeps like a champ, laughs when we nibble on his cheeks, and 'talks' to us with the sweetest voice. He kick, kick, kicks those little legs as fast as he can and prefers his fist to a pacifier. He is just the best, I tell ya.

Tuesday, September 9, 2014

happy sixth birthday little miss

We celebrated LM's birthday with family back in August. She requested to roast hot dogs and s'mores over a campfire, so I asked my sister Amy if we could throw the party in her backyard set in the beautiful mountains near Park City. There was one purple polka dot balloon tied to the picnic table and the view did the rest. LM and her cousins spent all evening laughing together on the trampoline, exploring the area on a 'secret' hike, and enjoying the farm animals including Pip the pygmy goat. We sang Happy Birthday with six candles stuck haphazardly into a sticky roasted marshmallow for her to blow out, and I don't think a smile left her face all night.

Once the sun went down we all bundled up and watched the Lego Movie on the side of the barn with the stars and a big silvery moon shining above us. It felt like the perfect way to send off summer, and bid farewell to my sweet five year-old. Six is going to be great.