This Week: An Ode

To finally being vertical and his joy despite all of the bumps and bruises that have come along with it.  To simple and powerful Easter decorations and the lunchtime discussions they inspire.  To this third child. It's hard to be the baby.  To more days like these.

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This Week: An Ode

To blanket forts, on repeat.    To boys wrestling with babies.    And the taste of wood.  To more days like these.  

This Week: An Ode

To this little munchkin, his accelerating mobility. . . and his propensity for getting stuck in interesting places.    To Romesco sauce.    To a rearranged living room with more space for train-track-building and crazy dance parties.    To homemade crackers, cheese, salami, and fresh veggies. It doesn't get much better than that. To more …

These Weeks: An Ode

Thoughts from the past few weeks.  To this bouquet, picked and arranged by a certain three-year-old. To this sunflower, carefully tended by that same little boy. To this fluorescent sunrise.To these twinners quietly and methodically flipping through chapter books. To paradigm shifts and refocusing. To paying more attention and not worrying quite so much. To more …

This Week: An Ode

To a chocolate cake with pink frosting to celebrate a certain two-year-old in our family.  To washing the sink, that turned into playing with cars in the sink.  To "look at this mommy!" and the discovery of slugs.  To more sunny warm days and peaceful sand exploration.  To friends to play piano and sing with.  …

This Week: An Ode

Not many photos this week, but so many words. To good friends who know how and when to laugh and cry with me. To late night milkshakes from a certain one of those friends. To tender mercies from God to get me through the week. To two three-year-olds and one almost two-year-old quietly playing as I type. …