Emmaline Claire is EIGHT months old today! She does her best to keep up with her two big sisters. Crawling everywhere (fast!). Standing up on everything. Making big messes. Melting our hearts daily.
*On a side note…if you have sent me a message in the last couple of weeks, I apologize for not getting back to you! When I do the DPP, my inbox tends to fill up with readers asking lots of different questions about our life and such. And while I LOVE interacting with everyone and normally try to respond…during this crazy time of year, I just can’t do it all. Thank you for understanding!! So much love to you all! xo
Bella LOVES gymnastics. This weekend was her first “mini-meet”…a non-competetive event where the gymnasts are able to show off what they’ve learned. She did awesome and had so much fun. It’s been so amazing to see her pour her heart and soul into something and never tire of it. She has found her passion!
I have long admired yarn bombing “installations” that I have seen around the country and decided that I would add a little color to my own backyard. I stand in awe of all of the yarn bombers who artfully and intentionally take their time to create these beautiful pieces for all to enjoy. BUT…as a busy mama of three littles, I didn’t want to spend my precious free time knitting for my tree.
So on my thrifting excursions over the last month, I have focused on rescuing discarded hand knit treasures.
And then I tied them all to my tree. And they make me happy.
Today as we arrived at unschooling park day, I sent the kiddos to play and I hooped for just a few minutes while Emma slept in the car. It’s been quite awhile since I hooped and it felt SO good to spin and throw and whirl to some delicious music.
*It also happens to be World Hoop Day!
In all the hustle and bustle of the season…don’t forget to slow down and ENJOY:
- twinkling lights
- a toddler’s laughter
- family traditions
- the one you love
- the magic of each day
What are you most enjoying this season?
My parents were visiting today. Mom and I ended up at the table, sipping coffee in the late afternoon. She held Emma while I read a lovely Kinfolk article out loud to her. We would stop every couple of sentences to laugh and share stories. I am so thankful for her.
This is how we feel about the weekend. Pure happiness!!
Tonight we met up with one of our favorite unschooling families at Proto’s Pizza in Longmont. Four adults. Six children. Amazing caesar salad. Wine, beer, and soda with our Neapolitan pizzas.
And of course, Minecraft.
Bella has recently discovered this game, which if you are unfamiliar, focuses on creativity and building…allowing players to build constructions out of textured cubes in a 3D world. Summit and Elle have been playing for awhile, and had a lot to teach her. It’s so awesome to watch them…so passionate about their “worlds” and sharing their knowledge with each other. Soon, we’ll need a server so she can play with them remotely. What fun!
It was a wonderful night. Life is good.
It’s a strange and wonderful thing to see your brother become a Daddy. To see the softness in his eyes as he holds his first born son. A new awareness opening up…a different world to embrace.
Jessica and Dan welcomed Daniel Hughes Otis II into the world on Wednesday afternoon…weighing in at 7 lbs. 2 oz. Such a sweet little peanut.
I love seeing his tiny little body in his Daddy’s hands…
…and to watch Jessica in her role as MOTHER…the long awaited is here!
His cousins are over the moon…so in love with this little one.
Nana and Papa seem to like him a bit too
Man to man talks already…
They are settling into their nest at home now…we can’t wait to go visit again soon!
Welcome to the world Daniel!