When I picked Henry up from preschool today, his teacher Vicki told me that they had planted seeds today around the base of a teepee they built. When the seeds grow, they will grow up the teepee. How cool is that? I hope to have a future picture of the day showcasing the growing plants!
Henry and Julian have been friends since they were born – if such a thing is possible. It’s so fun to see them actually interact now that they’re becoming social creatures. And oh my, does Julian ever love hugs!!
Stranger in the rain.
We had an unbelievable amount of rain right after I picked Henry up from preschool. I couldn’t resist capturing an image of this girl trudging through the rain in the U-District.
Sarah & Owen are in Seattle!!!
This is my dear, dear friend Sarah who I met in AmeriCorps back in 2002. She and her sisters (and adorable 10-month old baby, Owen!) are in town visiting some relatives (and me!). Sarah is truly one of my very favorite people. She and I have so much fun together and there’s never a shortage of laughter or weird NPR references. The good news is that her sisters are awesome, too. Can’t wait for Glo’s with them tomorrow!
A boy with a stick.
Yesterday, Henry and I played tour guides and took Sarah, Hillarie, Hannah & Owen to the Olympic Sculpture Park. We walked all the way down to the water and I loved this shot of Henry looking out toward the water, stick in hand. His preschool teachers told Ben yesterday that he could entertain himself for hours with just a stick and a mud puddle – so I liked the visual of him with the raised stick and the water in front of him.
Yesterday Ben and I took a day trip to Vancouver BC. We wanted a change of scenery, and my was Vancouver beautiful! It was a drizzly, rainy and cold day for walking around, but we braved the elements regardless. This shot was taken of the Burrard Inlet from Prospect Point in Stanley Park.
Tonight for dinner I made chicken with 40 cloves of garlic. I wish I could report how it was, but when I took it out of the oven it was completely undercooked (perhaps because I accidentally cooked it upside down?!) and it had to go back in for another 20 minutes. I was hungry, so I had an egg salad sandwich for dinner instead. Not every meal is a success, I guess!
I’m one sick cookie today, and when I’m sick, I retreat to the bathtub. I’m not a very good water conserver when I’m not feeling well because the warm water is the only thing that soothes my body aches. Is it unhealthy that I wasn’t able to fully rest until I knew I’d taken my picture of the day?
A new project.
I follow a TON of design/interior design blogs, and love following along with current trends. One of my favorite trends at the moment is felt, so I couldn’t resist ordering these gorgeous felt balls and stringing them into a garland for our mantle. I think they’re so whimsical and charming and add a nice pop of color against the white of the mantle.
I got my nails done today, and Henry noticed immediately. He complimented my color choice and asked me if his nails change color, too. I said they can! Then we ran to the bathroom to give him a manicure, too. Hard to tell, but it’s a light sparkly pink.
I’m posting this pic a day late because I kept going back and forth about posting it. I knew I wanted it to by my POTD right after I took it, but I wasn’t sure how to get around the whole “address out for the public” thing. So, after a good night’s rest I came to my senses and photshopped it out. Rest assured, Gina’s birthday card to Henry arrived WITH an address on it, and he was elated! It’s funny, I remember getting cards from my dear friend Laurise when I was younger. In fact, I still have many of them. What I love about Gina is that she’s one of the few who still sends letters, and even though this was technically a birthday card, I loved seeing Henry’s pure joy when he recognized his own name on the envelope.
I decided to make Henry’s birthday cake myself this year. You saw my rainbow experiment earlier, and here’s the finished product. I ordered the orange fondant cake topper from Etsy, but did the rest myself. I’m mostly happy with how it came out!
Henry is 3.
There are no words.
Happy Birthday Dad!
Today is my dad’s 62nd birthday! We had him, my brother, my grandma and my dad’s fiance Cindy over for spaghetti and Dad’s favorite German Chocolate Cake. My Dad the pickleball champ, lover of cars and crows and all-around awesome Dad. Love you, Dad!
Reflection of clouds.
Henry and I went and met Ben at his work this afternoon, and I was struck by the clouds reflected in the building’s mirrored exterior. Almost made the building look transparent, as if you were looking straight through it at the sky.
Man, I love Spring. The light is just so amazing out there. I guess Henry ain’t so bad himself… 😉
Celebratory Molly Moon’s.
Henry had an echocardiogram today to follow up on a heart murmur he had when he was born. He hadn’t seen the pediatric cardiologist since he was a year old, so I was really anticipating this appointment – not so much to hear about his heart (wasn’t so concerned as none of his doctors had heard the murmur in 2 years) but more about his reaction to the procedure. He rocked it. I could tell he was scared, but he was so brave. And afterward, as we sat waiting to talk to the ped. cardiologist he turned to me and said “Mama, let’s talk about that!” I was so proud that he wanted to debrief the whole experience. And then of course we HAD to celebrate his clean bill of health (and rockin’ performance) with some Molly Moon’s ice cream.
Julesey and his garden.
Henry and I went to the Krug’s for dinner tonight, and I begged Jules to model for my POTD. When we went into their backyard I knew immediately that I wanted a shot of him near the garden that he and Haley work on together. Now that we have a back yard, I’m inclined to do something like this with Henry, even though I don’t have even a small green thumb. Might be fun!
Tonight Ben, Henry and I went out to dinner at the Eastlake Bar and Grill. If you haven’t been, don’t bother. The food isn’t great. In any case, the sky WAS great! The good part about our meal was that we had this view to admire while chewing through so-not-worth-the-calories food.