Friday, April 25, 2014

L.A. part three- the rest

I know it seems like I've been talking about our trip forever now, but we packed a lot in. We went tromping around China town and Olvera street, which is the oldest part of L.A. and where you really get immersed in Latin American culture.  Unity got a new dancing outfit. We all got our nails done. (The kids think this is a special thing that only Los Angeles natives know how to do. I haven't changed their minds about that.) 

We got to spend lots of time with my dear friends Amanda and Nelia and a little time with their partners too. Those girls make me laugh like no one else, and I always love every minute with them. 

Soaking up some last bits of sunshine, it's hard to leave. See you next time L.A. 

Wednesday, April 23, 2014

L.A. part two- The Last Bookstore

While on our trip, we visited one of the most beautiful bookstores I have ever seen. So much so that I have to devote a whole post to all the pictures I took there. I could have stayed all day. 
It's called the Last Bookstore, and it's in downtown L.A. 

                                    They sell both new and used books and have lots of comfy couches to hang out and peruse. But, they also have all this amazing art, made out of book, all over the place. Like this flying typewriter and these book birds.

                                  A tunnel made of books that leads you to the $1 room.

                                  Where the books are shelved by color.

                                    The rows of covers and title pages to old paperback that covers the top of a wall.

This mirror shaped book space that I adored. 

An upper floor with art studios and a huge crochet creation on the walls, plus some kind of metal tentacle.  

Yes please! 

Monday, April 21, 2014

Los Angeles part one

We are back from a fabulous Spring Break trip to L.A. We had such a blast eating, playing and visiting. Here we are hanging out at the Santa Monica beach. 

Sunday, April 20, 2014

Happy Easter

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.