anyone who knows me, knows i have a fondness for pens (it’s a problem). pencil pouches (or boxes or bags) are krytonite! with all the school supplies in stores right now, i’m doing my best not to indulge (because, let’s be honest, i own troves- and sneaking it in is becoming problematic). there are only so many pouches one girls needs, but it never hurts to pick out my next one just in case (i lose all 8 that i already have…)
Archive for month: August, 2013
i think these sunny, blue-sky days are never going to end… but we all know that’s not going to be the case. until then, i’ll keep taking my little ones out to soak it up.
after the baby was born, i had daycare for des through the week (i was planning worst case scenario, and we don’t have family in town). my plan was through july, and then i’d reassess when it was time to go back to work. work called, and my job was eliminated. i’m still processing how i feel about that, but in the meantime, it’s nice to get out and run around in such beautiful weather.
ix-chel (in the photos) cares for des 3 days of the week. i like that on days he’s not with her, we all still want to get together. raising babies is a hard thing to do by yourself. they don’t say ‘it takes a village’ for nothing. i’m lucky to have good people in my village.
i’m slowly getting back into the world. figuring how two kids work has been infinitely easier than trying to decipher one. maybe because i already went through the trauma of rearranging life when number one showed up, i’m less worried about number two. but i have a sneaking suspicion, number two is just easier, because that’s her disposition.
we have a membership to the aquarium. that thing pays for itself after two visits. TWO. kids are expensive. moving on…
we have kind of a list when we go… we see meno (the clown fish- i’m pretty sure he means nemo), the octopus, the shark… and after that list is completed, i pretty much just chase my kid around while he runs away from me laughing. there’s a snack in there, we see the birds and the otters along the way. after about an hour and fifteen, it’s time to pack it in, because that is stretching the limits of a two year old’s attention span. i shouldn’t make it sound like a beating. i bought the membership because it’s a place i enjoy. i don’t mind whiling away time in a place with water and fish. i know des enjoys it, because the rest of the day is spent recounting the adventure- meno went night night, octopus BIG, shark swimming. it’s the little things.
i went with my friend heather, and her daughter penny. penny and heather always look cute. penny stands still for photos, and for two, is pretty good at art direction for photo shoots. my kid is the blur in the photos or climbing walls. oh well.
so i have to start by saying… i love all my neighbors. they’re all such good people. my neighbor across the street had a baby 3 days after me. we feel each other’s pain. literally.
that being said, she invited me to a stella & dot party she was hosting, and the timing with kids and life…wasn’t coming together. but she texted me a little after it had started and told me to come over. sometimes all you need is someone to tell you what to do.
so i grabbed the baby, my toddler, my camera and headed across the street. there really is nothing better than a little bubbly, fresh nibbles and hanging with some ladies. i snapped a few pics to try to get back in the swing… stella & dot had some really cute pieces. i’m in love with that really bright necklace, and there’s another one here that i thought was pretty (sparkly).
i recently had the opportunity to meet one of my idols. i listened to her speak about starting her business, how she works on creating prints and her process of getting inspired for a lookbook. a coworker snapped a photo of us. i’m not sure what words i said when we met, but i think i came off a tad crazy.
i’m not all that into retail therapy these days- purchases are usually necessity, and when i need a spending thrill, i buy something for the kiddos that’s cute, and usually quite inexpensive. but on those days when i dream… i dream of orla.
her beautiful, graphic home is featured in september’s dwell. i thought i’d round up items currently on my wish list, and click through the pictures of her space one more time. i love the warmth of all that bare wood. adding to pinterest board… now.
this is a test. ok, it might be a little more than a test…
i’m doing it. ok, i’m not actually doing it, but i’m starting to do it. i want to come back. i want to pick up my camera. i want to see my city again, and interact with people. it’s been a long time… just when i thought i was going to do it previously, lo, i was with child… again. that’s her in the photo. she is bliss. i mean, her name is poppy, but she is the-all-smiles baby.
keep checking… it may not be much (at first), but i’m headed there.