Tuesday, June 28, 2011

First Haircut

Nate was not a fan of the haircut itself but liked the "barber pole go round and round and round" and the lollipop. Proving he dwells on the positive, if you now say "barber shop" to him, he responds "Lollipop." And now he can stop rubbing the back of his neck and saying "Hot!"

Sunday, June 26, 2011

My favorite colors

are all blue. Mark and I enjoyed a lazy weekend aboard, while Nate had fun at home with some favorite people.

Friday, June 24, 2011

{this moment}

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Friday, June 17, 2011

{this moment}


{this moment} - A Friday ritual. A single photo -no words- capturing a moment from the week. A simple, special, extraordinary moment. A moment I want to pause, savor and remember. via SouleMama

Thursday, June 16, 2011

A Life Well-Lived

We bid farewell today to our sweet Sandy dog. Shannon adopted her 15 years ago, at a little over a year old. She has been with her (and later Mark and Nate) through countless adventures. We could not have asked for better, and (we hope) neither could she.

Sunday, June 12, 2011

Change of Scenery

We housesat/petsat at the beach this week. We're always amazed how a change of scenery highlights Nate's rapid growth. This week his speech and play jumped light years ahead. Even apart from the beach outside, the house is heaven to the 6 grandchildren of its owners, and to Nate, as well. It's well stocked with toys, games, costumes, and art supplies. Some firsts for Nate were the sandbox, car, dress-up, slide, and "bicycle."
There was lots of the usual silliness...

...and one glorious day on the beach...

...during which we took a photo to compare to last year's. One set of feet grew quite a bit, and is now much less likely to remain still.

Tough job, but somebody's gotta do it!

Saturday, June 04, 2011

Neverland

We had a grand time today at our friend Alexandra's 3rd birthday party. It had a Peter Pan theme, with lots of magical details and room for kids and their imaginations to run free. Although I am sure everyone expected a pirate costume for Nate, I decided to make him one of the lost boys instead. I took a stained hand-me-down Onesie and tea stained it, and I sewed the rest with fun fabrics and trims from Joann's. The cool wooden turtle beads were 2 for a dollar on clearance, hence the matching necklace for me. Grandma Happy and I decided a lost boy shouldn't be too cherub-faced, so we "dirtied" his face and arms with makeup.
By the end of the party, Nate had "walked the plink," hunted for "trishoh," and tried on the personas of Peter Pan, Captain Hook, and even Tinkerbell. Full disclosure: every one of those accessories was forced on him against his will. Swimming, on the other hand, was so much fun he cried only when we made him get out. What a sweet day to celebrate a sweet little girl. (oops; forgot she's a big girl now!)


Friday, June 03, 2011

{this moment}


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