Monday, April 14, 2014

Wednesday, April 09, 2014


I've found gardening to be one of the best kinds of therapy there is. There is something so satisfying about digging in the dirt, watching things grow inch by inch. Yanking up handfuls of weeds. Now that the weather has mostly turned, we are out there a lot, almost every day. Not for a long time, mostly, just to pull a few weeds and gather flower petals. Just checking up on things.

We've planted some peas, and our broccoli and cauliflower starts. Brixton had a "pocket seed" from school, (a fava bean in a wet paper towel) so we planted that too. 

P.S. Do you like Unity's "Elsa" braid? She's been insisting that she needs to wear her hair like that every day. Thanks, Frozen, for resurrecting my French braid skills. 

Tuesday, April 08, 2014

Big kids

                       The first loose tooth and reading Bob books? How did they get this big?

Saturday, April 05, 2014

Spring Kids are 7

Friendships change as time passes. We don't see each every week anymore and in some cases we barely see each other once or twice a year. Communities shift and change as the kids get deeper into other things- school and actives, loose teeth and spelling words and everyone is so much taller.

But we walked each other through those sleepless dreamy days, walked beside each other at one of the biggest life transformations any of us will ever know.

So we still get together to celebrate the Spring kids, one more year.

Just for fun: Spring kids turn six, five, four, three, two, one, babies. 

Tuesday, April 01, 2014

Kubota Gardens

We spent most of the day exploring the beautiful Kubota Gardens. Brixton and Baird pretended to be space explorers and knights of the castle, while climbing over bridges and rocks and branches. Once again, I feel so lucky to have this beautiful place so close to us. 

Sunday, March 30, 2014

This weekend

            On Thursday Unity's school had a culture night where families brought food and clothing from their heritage to share. I made my grandma's Irish Soda bread and it came out well. No leftovers.

Chris got to visit with friends who were in town from the East Coast, and to see a show. I went to a training for a new project I'm starting (more on that later) and to a small press book fair. 

The kids spent most of the weekend holed up in their room listening to the Frozen soundtrack on repeat, after we banned it from the living room. I think I will never get that song out of my head. They both said that listening to it was their favorite part of the weekend.

Thursday, March 27, 2014


Tuesday, March 25, 2014

Golden Gardens

Golden Gardens is one of my favorite places ever. The beach, the water, the mountains. Really, what else could you possibly want?  Oh, maybe a gorgeous spring day and some friends who want to play pirate ship with you and share a sandy lunch? Ok, deal. 

Monday, March 24, 2014

We got the beat

What to do on a sunny afternoon after school is out, but to blast the Go-Go's and dance on the front porch. 

Thursday, March 20, 2014

Out the window

I'm trying to be faithful to my scheduling writing time. But it's hard when out of every window all the signs of Spring are calling me.