Thursday, June 30, 2011


"Unity look! That stuffie is on the ground. He's not moving!"
"Quick Reuben, we have to help him."
"Is his heart moving? Shine the flashlight on it."
"I think it's moving. Yes, he is breathing."
"Breathing and beating!"
"Ok let's check his foot, is there a hole in it?"
"There is! There is a hole in his foot."
"Quick rub this piece of paper on it and see if he wakes up."

Wednesday, June 29, 2011

Nora's Woods

It's hard to believe but this little pocket of greenery is just a few blocks from our house. Nora's Woods is named after a long time Madrona resident who owned the land and arranged for it's conservation. It's our lovely little oasis right in the middle of the city.

Tuesday, June 28, 2011

Pride; before and after shots

"Ok sweetie, we're going to the Pride parade, with all the crazy and fabulous outfits. So you can pick out your most crazy fabulous outfit to wear."
"and people will give me things? like last year?"
"probably. you are hard to resist, my dear."

Sunday, June 26, 2011

Thursday, June 23, 2011

Papa's home!!!

Monday, June 20, 2011

a party weekend

This weekend was full of the festivities and social bonding that we like to indulge in. For a few months now we've been involved with a rotating date night with a group of four other families. One couple goes out, one couple hosts and a third couple comes over with their kid(s), then we rotate. It's a great way to get a free date night, or some socializing with a pretty good adult to kid ratio. This weekend my mom and I took the kids over to Hirams and hung out with Reuben. The usual hijinks ensued. on Sunday Unity went to Beatrix's birthday party which included a musical marching band around the block. (after the cake of course- genius!). If it looks like a very steep "hill" those kids are marching down, well it is Seattle after all.

Sunday, June 19, 2011

Happy Fathers' Day Chris

We love you and we can't wait for you to come home!

Saturday, June 18, 2011

food and friends

We miss Chris/Papa while he's visiting in Vermont but we've been trying to stay busy. We had a nice visit with Abby and Evan and their daughter Juna. Abby and Evan used to live in this house as Chris's roommates way back in the old days so it was fun for them to stop by en route to MA and have them see the house and garden again. Grandma Cindy has been doing lots of fun projects with the kids including (of course) tons of art. She and Unity made several paintings together. Unity's school friend Ginger came over to play and they had a blast playing with all of Unity's toys. And..I've been trying out some new recipes- quinoa salad with asparagus and soba noodles with tofu, Shitake and carrots. Yum!

Monday, June 13, 2011


Saturday, June 11, 2011


Things have been a little quiet here lately as we have lots of adventures with Grandma Cindy. She's staying with us while Chris is staying with Grandma Ann in Vermont. But just like Brixton, we're peeking out at the world and we'll see you soon.

Saturday, June 04, 2011