Saturday, May 28, 2011

Gasworks at long last

Ian is obsessed with Gasworks Park in Seattle. About once a week he offers to take Josie there and then asks if we can go. Today was beautiful so we indulged him.

It doesn't have any play equipment but it has tons of hills to roll down - over and over and over.

And water to throw rocks in.

And this is just because he has a cute bum.

Thursday, May 19, 2011

The first sprinkler run

of the season looked something like this (and did I mention that this was at 9:30 this morning?):

Pure delight. Once they got tired of the sprinkler I gave them the water guns, a bucket of water to refill them and they have lasted for hours.

Doesn't that just make you think summer? I know it has been spring for most of you for a while but we are just starting to really feel it - and it reminds me that I really love the sun.

Farm School

Monday I went with Ian and his class on a field trip to the Puyallup Fair Farm School. We learned about agriculture and got to see and pet lots of farm animals. I think Ian's teacher is so fabulous - I can hardly believe he only has nine more days of school. Bring on summer vacation.....

Saturday, May 14, 2011


These two went with their dad on a father/son camp out tonight. They have been talking about it for weeks and were so excited. And can I just tell you how much you can get done without any boys around? I can't even remember the last time I spent a whole night alone...

Monday, May 09, 2011

Some love

Yesterday I had mother's day breakfast-in-bed in James' bed (he called for me at 5 to snuggle him) and then was given lots of very sweet crafts from my Kindergartener - a placemat, a trivet with his hand print, some flowers made of egg cartons. Then James told me he loved me a billion, five, a billion, five, a hundred. So I basically feel pretty lucky. Especially since, when I think about being a mom, I think of all the things I have learned from all the moms around me, from my sisters and sisters-in-law who are moms, from my own mom and from my grandmas. You are all incredibly inspirational and I am grateful you are a part of my life. Happy belated Mother's Day.

As I was looking through pictures to find some of my favorite moms I found this - and I think it is perfect.