Monday, September 26, 2011

sidewalk chalk and some pies!

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sometimes an afternoon of sidewalk chalk and a surprise stop by from Grandparents are enough to make us smile...
I could sit out on our drive way covered knees with chalk...
listening to our girls imaginations run wild
telling stories of different lands
arguing with each other on which drawing really is a bird... not a cat!
laying on tummies coloring and shading dolphins until our chins are blue... I love sidewalk chalk afternoons...
I love chalk afternoons that include a really cold beer for mamma and pappa and ice pops for the kiddies!

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my birthday was really nice... even got two nice pies from my sweeties!
the first pie was blueberry... please notice the little squirrel cut out which I didn't at first and am still hearing about it... and the second one down was fig pie! both were equally amazing and really good for breakfast too! :-)

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Monday, September 19, 2011

slooooowwwww down!

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these are some of my favorite parts... my favorite days!
just being at home... biking on our sidewalk.. bar-b-qing fish in our garden... these are the little things that to me are BIG!

sometimes life gets going ... someone presses fast forward and all of a sudden two weeks have flown by and I find myself a little bit upset at where the time went! sometimes I feel rushed and feel that I haven't had a deep breath... a really really deep breath!

with elementary school starting trying to find our new rhythm has been almost impossible... I feel it's a constant scurry to be on time.. to get to bed... to pack a lunch... go go go!

but then once those days, weeks, months even have passed... and you actually realize that someone pushed fast forward...
then you get reminded to SLOW DOWN! QUICKLY SLOW DOWN!!!

I was reminded that maybe last night... as we again didn't get home until close to 9pm on a school night!
why... because we spent the day at IKEA!!! of course!
why does that store take your watch and any knowledge of time at the door... pipe in through the ac that feeling to need everything... why not it's only $5.. why not it's only 29cents... they suck your brain and you leave the parking lot with that stare and wonder... what the hell did we get! -that kind of feeling!
I felt that flutter in my heart that panic feeling that my kids will be tired...non bathed... cranky!
then I vow again to S L O W down fast before it passes!

so here I am again... slowing down a little this week... keeping things tidy... keeping the rhythm...

best part when you feel the need to slow down you can always get a chance to do so... there is always tomorrow!
my tomorrow is today...
on the schedule
swings and gardening
dinner
puzzles
bath
stories...

seems nice!

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Tuesday, September 13, 2011

windsurfing in the bay

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it's days like this that make us really appreciate where we live...
it's a paradise... hot, the bluest skies, clear blue water...
just sitting on the edge of our bay...
with great friends
eating peanut butter and jelly sandwiches...
taking tuns on the board.