Monday, August 30, 2010

my new job

It's kind of funny to refer to it as my new job. I've been a mom for three and a half years. I've only been working part time that whole time. It's not like parenting is new to me. But today marks the first day of being home full-time, as a home manager. It's a transition, and I'm excited about it. And I've been preparing by doing ( I'll give you one guess) some reading. In case you can't read the titles, they are:
Steady Days, a journey toward intentional, professional motherhood by Jamie C. Martin
Baby Days, activities, ideas, and games for enjoying daily life with a child under three by Barbara Rowley
The Creative Family, how to encourage imagination and nurture family connections by Amanda Blake Soule
The Book of New Family Traditions, how to create great rituals for holidays and everyday by Meg Cox
Crafting Fun, 101 things to make and do with kids by Rae Grant
Unplugged Play, 710 games and activities for ages 12 months to 10 years by Bobbi Conner
The Daring Book for Girls by Andrea J Buchanan and Miriam Peskowitz
The Dangerous Book for Boys by Conn Iggulden and Hal Iggulden

Saturday, August 28, 2010

Sarah and Mike's Wedding

Today we went to one of the most original and funny weddings I have ever been to. Our friends Sarah and Mike got married at a beautiful farm in Fall City. Sarah was the director of Religious Education at our church the past few years and all the kids were her flower children. Sarah and Mike's theme was "goat and bear" each representing one of them, and an actual goat was the first to walk down the aisle. When it came time to present the rings, the best man searched his pocket but could not find them. Suddenly, Sasquatch appeared bellowing and holding the rings. Mike chased after him and finally tackled him, raising his arms in victory. Then Sarah and Mike exchanged their vows. Unity had a blast being a flower girl and she really liked hanging out with Sasquatch after the ceremony.

Saturday, August 21, 2010

Social Studies!

Social Studies came through Seattle on a little West Coast tour this week. We had a nice time coloring, reading, swinging and climbing with them. Check out the portrait Tom did of me and Brixton!

Tuesday, August 17, 2010

august updates

So here we are in August, playing with Storm bobbleheads and washing potatoes and carrots from our garden.

Sunday, August 01, 2010

10 Months Old!

can you believe it? 10 months old already. He is crawling, pulling up on stuff and eating Os. What a big kid!