Monday, August 31, 2009

I Just Want to Eat the Muffins-A Comic Strip By Annie

There's a great little comic-strip-making site called Make Beliefs Comix. It is super fun and easy. Annie has been making up simple comics about us, that crack Bill and I up. I guess it's so funny because she's expressing so much of our concerns and silly aspects of our lives. Here's one she did a little earlier tonight. (It reads better as a horizontal strip, but I stacked it because it becomes so small it's illegible.) Can you tell who is who?

Friday, August 21, 2009

The Sweetest Thing

We had toast with honey, tea with honey and spoon fulls of honey for breakfast today.
Thanks Kristin!
It really is the best honey we've ever had.
I think the photo's illustrate my point.

The song is Wild Honey by U2

Monday, August 17, 2009

She's In

Annie has never put her face underwater. Never ever. Not in the shower, not in the bath. I've never pressured her (although it's driven me nuts, at times, like many of her idiosyncrasies) and we've always just worked around it.

Until now.

This weekend at Grandma's she's been swimming like she's done it for years! Deep end, shallow end, touching the bottom, free as a little dolphin!

Just like riding a bike, she hopped on one day and rode with mastery and skill.

Despite working around so many of Annie's uniquenesses, I love that she really listens to herself and honors her own deep sense of safety and timing!

She keeps calling me to just squeal her accomplishment across the phone lines! Then she dashes back in.

Friday, August 14, 2009

And Then She Sighed Ahhhhhh

I seem to have carved out some precious free time for myself!


It is clearly overdue for I feel so light and spacious! Relieved. Almost four hours have passed and I've meandered doing a little this and that without interruption or hurry. I have no agenda except to enjoy myself.

I'm wishing for all of you to have the sweetness of self connection and peace.

P.S. The photo above is not me, although it illustrates exactly how I feel.

Monday, August 10, 2009

You're My Number One

These two little friends of mine both love to have their picture taken, and I really love taking them. It's a bit tricky though because Annie just saw the pictures on my desktop and said "I really feel jealous and I don't like it when you take pictures of other kids!"

This is not the first time it's come up.

So dear reader, just take a quick peek at these two shots. I thought the light was so perfect, plus the excitement of the background quilt. (And I have to admit the models are quite delightful.)

So to you, my darling Annie, you're really my number one favorite person in the whole wide world to take pictures of and I love you a google plex times more than any other kid on the planet!

I really mean that!

Wednesday, August 5, 2009

Honey Bee

Kristin over at West Vista Urban Farm School is a local apiarist, homes schooler and blogger. She has just harvested (is that the right word?) honey from her hives and I am taking her label/tag challenge. These are three directions. Now remember I know nothing about bees, harvesting or that particular honey.


Maybe I need to actually taste the honey to design the perfect label?

Tuesday, August 4, 2009

Who Rescued Who? without vanity,
strength without insolence,
courage without ferocity,
and all the virtues of man
without his vices."

-Lord Bryon

Good bye Simon!