June was packed with two birthdays and a camping trip! I started this post weeks ago and now I’ve finally got all the camping photos in, so I’m going to stop there and post about the boys’ birthdays later. Oh my goodness, I just can’t keep up! Lesson 1 of our first camping trip: We… Continue reading June 2017 – Our First Family Camping Trip
Hello! We’ve had a snowy week and some exciting things going on here. Let me go back to the beginning of the month, with a visit from my parents and aunt and some holiday activities. With our visitors, we went to the Christmas Festival of Lights at the Grotto. It was cold and beautiful! Ari… Continue reading Sam at 6 Months Old, First Half of December
I read a blog called Feeding the Soil, by a blogger I’ve been following since she first started blogging about planning her wedding on 2000dollarwedding, when I was planning my own wedding. She had her first son right around the time I first started thinking seriously about getting pregnant, and her (hyper-analyzed) journey inspired a… Continue reading Ari is 16 Months Old: A Motherhood Turning Point?
This month felt SO LONG! It was an epic month and a whirlwind at the same time. Is that because I have a toddler? I don’t know, but this is pretty much what the month from mid-August to mid-September looked like for me: Not hanging out at IKEA, but with 14-month-old Ari toddling away from… Continue reading Ari’s 15th Month: Keeping Busy, Riding Electric Cargo Bikes, and Watching Dogs Have Fun
Ari did more and more standing on his own… I love these little boy pants: He “helped” take down his party decorations: Went to the pool, where he could stand up at the shallow end for the first time: Went to the park and practiced throwing the ball for Andrew: My mom came to visit… Continue reading Catching Up: End of June, Beginning of July
I was at work most of the first half of this past week, so I don’t really know what Ari was doing, except that he had a fever for a couple of days while I was working and he was keeping me up at night doing some intense teething (it looks like about three new… Continue reading Ari’s 49th Week
One week ago, lunch together at Whole Bowl: Then, eating our mostly-vegetables dinner after our organic produce delivery, with some poor table manners! We went for a rainy-day walk but we managed to squeeze it in between showers and stayed dry! We went to OMSI and played in the Science Playground area for kids ages… Continue reading Ari’s 45th Week in Words and Pictures
We had a lovely Easter weekend! A.’s parents and his brother and his wife were all visiting. First, we had a pleasant evening walk in the neighborhood – it’s looking SO beautiful right now, all pink petal frosted. On Saturday, we went to Multnomah Falls… Then our favorite game store, Guardian Games – where we… Continue reading Easter – and First Words?
I’m in the middle of my long work stretch. I got a bonus four hours off on Sunday when I got to leave early because our census was low, then I had yesterday off, just a short project at work today, and tomorrow I start another stretch of three shifts. The weather has been AMAZING… Continue reading A Quick Update
This past week, I had my first 3-day stretch at work in a while. I know most jobs are five days in a row every week, but at my job a full-time week is three 13-hour days. Different people like to arrange their schedules differently, and I’m still figuring out what I like. It’s nice… Continue reading 8 months + 1 week, a little hiking