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365 Project – Days 84-103

Day 94.
Ice cream, anyone?
I decided to bake off some leftover sugar cookie dough this afternoon, and I wanted to try out some cookie cutters that were given to us as a housewarming gift back in October. How cute are these ice cream cones?

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Day 84.
Father/son tortilla rolling.
Ben grew up eating his mom’s tortillas, and they are definitely his most requested dinner item. I usually make them to accompany Pozole, one of our very favorite dinners. (Pozole is a spicy, delicious Mexican soup – fondly renamed ‘Mexican Pho’ by our friend Mike because of the various toppings you get to add to your soup). I made the tortilla dough tonight and asked Ben to roll and cook them (a long and hot process!). I loved this shot of him and Henry rolling them out together.

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Oliver.
First of all, I haven’t decided yet if I have a policy on will use/won’t use shots from real shoots as my POTD. I haven’t used them so far, but I am today. So, we’ll see. The good thing about the 365 project is that I feel like I’m a lot sharper every time I pick up the camera. I’m noticing that I’m much more willing to try stuff, because who the hell cares if it doesn’t work? Odds are, it will work. It was practically pitch black in this back area of the library, but I wanted the shot. I take pictures 7 days a week, and at least 4 of them are (in my eyes) throwaways, so I’m finding that the project is giving me more confidence to just shoot and go for it for real. That’s a major benefit

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Day 86.
Karma Police.
This is a picture of Ben listening to Karma Police. Whenever it comes on, I want to flee the scene. While I’m scanning for the nearest escape, he just acknowledges it and goes quiet. What we have in common is that we’re both thinking fond thoughts of a friend.

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Day 87.
Knitting.
I did it. I learned to knit! Well, sort of. Haley taught me how to cast on and how to do a standard stitch. I think yarn is beautiful, and that’s what will keep me motivated to continue learning. After our first lesson I came home and promptly forgot everything. Luckily my friend is patient and re-taught me. 🙂

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Day 88.
Radiolab Live: Symmetry
Tonight Ben and I went on a date! We had some Thai for dinner and headed over to the 5th Ave Theater to see Radiolab, live! Oh, I felt so nerdy when I cheered like an excited little kid to see Robert & Jad in real life. Zoe Keating played some amazing music, too. Check her out!

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Day 89.
You know you’re a mother when…
… the only bandaids you can find to cover the blisters (resulting from last night’s romp around town in cute shoes) have Curious George on them.

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Day 90.
Just one of those days.
Ben was a saint and stayed home today to take over Henry care while I dealt with being sick (AGAIN!). I walked past the bedroom and couldn’t resist this scene: Ben + Amos + Fitz, all snoozing away (and Henry was too, in his own room!). Question is, why am I (the sick one!) not sleeping?!

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Day 91.
Grandpa cardigan.
When we found out at our 20 week ultrasound that Henry was, in fact, a boy, I had some serious pangs of sadness that I wasn’t going to be able to dress a little girl. Just being honest! There were other emotions, too. But as a girl myself, I’ve always ooh’d and aah’d over miniature bathing suits with ruffles on the butt, Easter dresses, etc. I set out, when we had Henry, to make dressing a boy just as fun. And while most of the time I’m sending him off to get muddy/painty/peanut-buttery at preschool and don’t give it a second though, it can also be really fun to put him in my latest finds. This grandpa cardigan is my newest fav.

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Day 92.
Yesterday’s POTD – By Request.
No, I didn’t forget to take my pic yesterday. I was getting ready to come post it when my fever spiked again and I decided to go to bed instead.
So my mom told me that she passes this shed every single day, and that she loves it. Mossy roof and all. Then she asked if it could be my POTD. Of course!

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Day 93.
Life imitating art.
I’m currently reading “Blood, Bones & Butter” written by Gabrielle Hamilton, NYC chef and owner of restaurant Prune. It’s all about her life/restaurant, etc. There’s also a ton about Italy in there, which has me, for the first time, ready to hop on a plane so that I too can eat olive oil IN ITALY. I digress. I was listening (did I mention I do 100% audibooks these days?) to her tell a story about being positively famished and dashing into the nearest deli for a sandwich to save herself, and that was it. I had to have a deli sandwich. And Subway was not going to cut it. As soon as Ben got home I grabbed him and we tried out The Other Coast Deli for the first time. My proscuitto/salami sub was just what I needed. (Especially after almost 5 days of not eating. Yet I still couldn’t finish that sucker. Half awaits me for lunch tomorrow.)

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Day 94.
Ice cream, anyone?
I decided to bake off some leftover sugar cookie dough this afternoon, and I wanted to try out some cookie cutters that were given to us as a housewarming gift back in October. How cute are these ice cream cones?

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At the doctor, again.
So yes, we all know that our family has been sick like crazy lately. Well, everyone except Ben, that is. Today we were at the doctor, yet again, only this time it was also for Henry’s 3 year checkup. Our little peanut weighed in at 28 lbs and 37 inches tall. Long and lean, just like his papa. It was also nice timing for his checkup as he got really sick last night. Doc thinks we might both have pneumonia, so we’ll be going back in the morning to get me checked out. SO ready to be healthy again!

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Day 96.
June.
Tonight Haley and I got together for a late night glass of wine. That’s right, I took my whooping cough self out on a date with my friend. And I hacked all over that place. But it felt good to be OUT. And the appetizers we shared were amazing: tempura brussels sprouts and asparagus, frites & duck fat fried chicken wings (scared the heck out of me, but I tried them!). The conversation was the best part! Now, to bed!

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Day 97.
Ben at Peso’s.
Last night Ben and I went to dinner at Peso’s. My goodness do they have amazing food. Like, surprisingly amazing. And I was so excited because Ben shaved!! How handsome is he?!

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Day 98.
Happy birthday Julian!
Today we helped celebrate Henry’s best buddy Julian’s 3rd birthday party. It was a pool party and he had an amazing Toy Story cake. We had so much fun partying with him! Happy 3rd birthday, Julesey!

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Day 99.
Sky full of birds.
I shot an engagement session this morning up in LaConner, and afterward, I swung by Snowgoose Produce to have a look around. As I walked back out to my car I was in awe when I looked up and saw a sky FULL of birds. It was quite dramatic – this picture does the scene no justice!

Day 100. (!!!!!)
Dandelions.
Yesterday, for the very first time, Henry picked me some flowers. Then I got even more today! I like to think he brought me these to congratulate me on making it through 100 days of my 365 project. In reality, of course, I’m sure he picked them because he knew they’d make me smile. And they did! Here’s to the next 265 days!

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Day 101.
I can always count on him.
I love and am grateful to Henry for many, many things. A common reason for my gratitude lately is when I’m having a day when I’m stressed, un-focused and worn down, with little inspiration for 365. Henry is always there (and often behind the stress I’m experiencing!) but I can always, always count on him to inspire a beautiful photograph. 3 -year-olds are supposed to be stressful and testing little creatures, I just didn’t expect overwhelming love and tenderness to exist right along side it!

 

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Day 102.
Picnic ready.
Followers of Centsational Girl probably saw this project on her blog recently: the patchwork picnic blanket! I had a ton of fun making this cute blanket and can’t wait for the weather to be warm enough for some al fresco dinners or lunches. The best part of the blanket? The back is water-resistant! A must for Seattle’s unpredictable summers. I also love the ties, that wrap the whole thing into a cute little package. Fun!

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Day 102.
Cracked.
Some of the most beautiful things are also the most simple.

 

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