Wednesday, April 23, 2014

The sweet spot

We woke up to the phone ringing and a short deadline. To hungry and grumpy children. To a messy kitchen. 
Somewhere, mid-afternoon we found the sweet spot. Two playing. One practicing the piano. The house (mostly) tidy. It was so good I was afraid to breathe.

Tuesday, April 22, 2014

4

You turned 4 running with your friends in the backyard, energized by the new warmth, proud of your shiny knight costume. There were cupcakes with maple icing. Popcorn. A beautiful fruit plates. Birthday clementines, you said. Lots of friendly duels. And a unique story prepared by people who love you. A perfect celebration of the wonderful soul that you are.


Monday, April 21, 2014

Shoots and branches


We found a patch of Hosta shoots under the snow. So many broken branches everywhere. A piggy back ride. We followed the creeks made by the quickly-melting snow in the dirt roads and walked back home with a very wet little girl.


Sunday, April 20, 2014

A mother's ability to set the tone...

A mother's ability to set the tone for the whole family is a powerful thing.
And a totally dreadful thing.



Saturday, April 19, 2014

Hello, spring!

Windows rolled down. Spotting the first buds of the season. A nap in the sun. Hanging clothes on the line. Snack on the patio. Bare legs. Hello, spring.


Friday, April 18, 2014

Sunshine on our plates

"Mama, I loooove sprouted fenugreek with kale! You make the best salads!"
I'll take all the sunshine I can get.


Wednesday, April 16, 2014

You are beautiful

A day at the spa with my mom. Floating. Delicious raw food not prepared by me. Bliss.
And realizing that when my mom looks at me in the pool and tells me: you're beautiful, she feels the exact same way I do when I look at my girls.
And that what she truly means is: I am deeply moved to see the amazing person you have become. And when I look at you, I am reminded of how much I love you.