Sunday, March 31, 2013

Happy Easter

We have had such an amazing weekend. It's been gorgeous and sunny, the first
line drying of the season. We took the plastic down off the back door and dyed eggs
on the porch. Later on, we went to our Easter egg hunt and potluck for our Quaker Meeting and got to hang out and watch the kids search for their treasures. Such a perfect day to linger and be reminded of rebirth and renewal. 

Tuesday, March 26, 2013


Wednesday, March 20, 2013


Monday, March 18, 2013

Sunday, March 17, 2013

Spring Kids are 6

Yesterday we celebrated the Spring Kids turning 6. We were missing a couple of kids this year- it's getting hard to navigate everyone's schedules, but we try. We hung out at the park and had cupcakes with sparklers in them- the kids were mesmerized. We are so lucky to have this crew of fun and funny families to travel with on this wacky road of parenting. 

Here's some history: Spring kids turn five, four, three, two, one.

                                                             Sparkling water tickles.

                                          Waiting for the cupcakes.

                                         Spring Kids are 6! and a couple of siblings snuck in.

Tuesday, March 12, 2013


My parents are heading home right now, after an amazing visit in which they: painted our front hall and hung the kids' coat rack, helped me organize and rearrange all the furniture in our study, hung eight pictures, read countless stories, did an amazing art project with rubber cement, water color paints and salt, put the kids to bed every night and just got to spend some really good time with us. 

Tell me again why Seattle and Chicago aren't closer? 
We had such a blast, and we can't wait for the next visit.

Saturday, March 09, 2013

Party Time

We had a great time today celebrating Unity's birthday. She had a great party at a circus school with some friends from school. Grandma Cindy and Grandpa Bill are in town and they got to hang out and watch while the kids practiced tightrope walking, hula hooping, juggling and an obstacle course. We had such a lovely day and we can't wait to go back and learn more circus skills. 

Wednesday, March 06, 2013

6 on the 6th

Happy birthday to my golden girl. 

Tuesday, March 05, 2013


This weekend Unity and I were able to help my friend Megan work on assembling her zine. I haven't made a zine in a long time but it's still fun to fold and staple and sew together a collection of inspiring words and photos.

As Megan would say, whatever saves.

Monday, March 04, 2013

the band

When the band is here, they bring a whole different world with them. A world where people stay up late and leave for a new city every morning. A world of clubs and sound checks and opening bands, sleeping on floors and living out of duffle bags. And the music- at the end of the day that's why they do it. To stand there on the stage with that music they made.

So, we stayed up late. The kids had a sleepover, their first, with good friends of ours. And Chris and I had dinner and saw the show and crashed out at a quarter to one. The band came in later but they are always very good house guests.  We woke up and it was quiet. I can't tell you how strange that was.

We roused Uncle Michael and went to breakfast and Meeting, and then he had to hit the road.
So fast but worth it. That's how it is when the band is in town.