Tuesday, June 25, 2013

Up To Date.

I keep thinking I am posting more here.
 Then I look at the date of my last post and realize I am not at all!

I  like these quick updates though. 

Here is another...

Full day playdates.

More market.

One of us on the road for a LONG trip on two wheels.

Really, we are all on the road.


A neighborhood birthday party.

Father's Day, celebrated early.

Our own birthday girl. 
(Celebrating late, when Dad gets back with Grandpa!)

B-day boots.


Wind, a couple of girls and lupine soup making.
(I'm pretty sure its not a real thing. People keep asking though.)

River when it's nice out.
Sometimes it gets nice at 10:00pm.
We will be there.


Ducks are doing great.

As are all the other critters.

Skies clearing.
And we woke up to 60 plus degrees this morning.

River anyone?

Thursday, June 13, 2013

Ducks And Market.

This Summer is proving itself to be the most creative to date.

We have a fun farmer's market on Saturday's during 
June, July and August. 
Sully sold a few flies last year 
and all three kiddos wanted to get in on the fun this season.

So the making began. 

Painted rocks, prints of original watercolor art, 
popsicle stick bookmarks and embroidery. 
It all made for an awfully pretty market table.

Some of my 365 made the cut and was allowed on the table too. 
(Thanks kids.) 
I painted a few hoops and sold a few. 
Very exciting for me. Very. 
I do have to fight the urge to just give them away though.

The boys stood with their hands in their pockets, waiting patiently. 
They talked quietly but confidently about their work. 
Hands tucked in all the while.

Minna liked helping people look through her bookmarks and rocks. 
She kept tucking her hair behind her ears over and over. 
So cute. Hard to resist, I'm sure.

And right next to our table, were ducks. 
I said from the beginning that we were NOT leaving with a duck. 
Turns out they are very social and need a buddy. 
You can't just get one.

So, we left with two. 

What else in the world would I spend my market profits on anyhow?


Best impulse buy ever.

Monday, June 10, 2013

Up To Date.

So many pictures and so much living in between the pictures. 
Here are the past hours and days in a few words.

Beautiful rainy days.

Beautiful sunny days.

Beauty below.


c-o-n-s-t-r-u-c-t-i-o-n... (argh.)


Pedal pushin'.

New neighborhood friendships.




A river rescue.

Seashore exploring.

With such long bright days and record making warm temps, we are up early and to bed so very late. I really wouldn't have it any other way. These kinds of summer days let your body and heart heal a bit from such short and chilly winter days just passed.

And I can't stop kissing my kids sun-kissed cheeks.