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a bit of the weekend

fancy breakfast, climbing a fallen tree at the park, a new swing, bath bubbles, and so much play outside.

feeling like fall

a few moments from today.

the weather was beautiful and it was a pleasantly slow saturday.

willa seems to actually appreciate my (black) coffee but today i limited her to dipping her animal crakers in it. i do try to prevent her from actually drinking it.

i didn’t bring my phone but jean and i took the boys (including hobbes!) and willa to a new hiking spot at the hollow rock nature preserve. Willa loves a hike and even asked to hike tomorrow when i put her to bed.

willa asked me to sit in the chair in her room while she had book time in her crib.

maggie and i spent time during willa’s nap adding some (MUCH long awaited) finishing touches to the playhouse. We have plans for making it extra comfortable and decorated for christmas.

the day was, of course, not without its significant ups and downs and i have a considerable amount of work to do this weekend – but it is so worthwhile to pause and reflect on the lovely.

friday photos

this felt like a long week. between the election, daylight savings, and a lot of sessions, it was really nice to wake up to friday. maggie got to head to the mountains for a special weekend with my parents. jackson, willa, and I are getting some special time. I dropped Jackson and Hudson off at a church middle school event tonight. it was a little surreal and exciting at the same time. it was a lovely day.

35

I turned 35 on July 1st.

Surreal!

I felt loved. Thank you family and friends!

Lately…. (covid edition)

Here we are in mid-June! School “officially” ended June 11th for Jackson. We said goodbye to preschool for Maggie with a social-distanced parade in May and then an individual meet-up with her teachers. A lot of feelings for sure. I feel pretty sad about the way preschool ended for Maggie. It’s very strange. It is all very strange. We are still not really going anywhere except for the pool. Thank goodness for the pool, it gives us a sense of normalcy.

Lately, we are about: popsicles, screen time, smoothies, walks (and more walks!), food, new baseball gloves, the pool, yoga, scooters, (finally) using our fire pit, morning snuggles in mommy and daddy’s bed, and coping with our big feelings.

I want to remember what these days are like for us. The peaceful, the contentious, the fun, and the frustrating.

Looking forward to some fun things on the horizon.

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