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Penelope holding 10 day old Violet

Friday, August 9, 2013

This Moment, Friday August 9, 2013

{this moment}
A Friday ritual. A single photo - no words - capturing a moment from the week. A simple, special, extraordinary moment. A moment I want to pause, savor and remember. 

Tuesday, August 6, 2013

Summer 2013

Waiting for the parade.

Our perfect shady spot we watched the parade from.

First tooth lost!

The tooth.

Home made raspberry ice cream with chocolate sprinkles.

Crafts at the library.

Waiting for a show at the library.

Balling a watermelon.

Looking through an American Girl catalog.

Summer pasta dinner.

Flower and herb infused lemonade.

Spinning the wheel at the summer reading program.

Snake at the library.

Picking raspberries in a friend's yard.

Humming bird at a friend's house.

Humming bird.

Penelope in the sunglasses she won at the library.

Sun fish.

Little girls and a big sun fish.
 Just some pictures of summer so far. We have stuck very close to home this year. Most of the photos are right here in town. We have spent lots of time at the library, escaping the heat and taking advantage of the wonderful summer reading program we have here, loving the free presentations and crafts and taking home great prizes. We have had lots of swimming at our own little beach, lots of days playing at the park, and long evenings with friends at the playground when it has been cool enough to play! And also much time spent at a friend's amazing garden, eating watermelon and popsicles, picking her raspberries and being blown away by her humming birds. Kind of a slow and gentle summer. Which I'm realizing is just fine with me. More time to just be with each other, to just be here now.

Monday, August 5, 2013


My sweet Violet is three. Hard for me to believe this is true. We celebrated her day quietly. She had her home made pizza and her chocolate cake with yellow frosting and sprinkles on top. She wore her special birthday party dress that used to be Pen's. She got her very own jewelry box, which she has asked for for more than a year. Her dear big sister gave her a stuffed cat that she sewed herself over many nap times. A few stitches here, several there, all while Violet napped. Penelope was very excited to give it to Vi, and Vi loved it. I love this little person so very much. I wish she wouldn't grow up quite so fast, wish we could just linger here at the beginning of three a little longer, and I love her so very much.