- Her: (RE a group of tweens hanging out at the park) There's a pile of big kids over there.
We’ve tried to instill the importance of quiet and alone time at home; for those who nap, it’s not that difficult of an exercise, for others it can be quite the challenge. However, we truly believe that learning to enjoy one’s own company builds a sense of confidence and happier human beings.
With that being said, we ended up hanging out… quietly:
Can you tell I’m in the mood!? This week has been a busy one, with a lot of craziness in the air and the only way I found to wind down last night was by doodling these while sipping some red wine when the house was finally still and silent and two of my three valentines were having sweet dreams.
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HAPPY VALENTINE’S DAY!
We were all pretty excited to get out and enjoy the exceptional snow that covered Portland over the past four days; I couldn’t wait to get some shots of my husband and the kids, who couldn’t wait to dig their hands and roll around in it… From the photos, obviously, one of them more than the others:
That expression on her face gives away what he had coming…
In the end the kids nailed it!
Things are slowly getting back to normal and the snow is slowly melting away… It was pretty amazing while it lasted!
Before I took these photos he shouted repeatedly and unhappily from upstairs, “I don’t want Bob, the Builder, Mommy!!”, referring to the overalls my husband had proudly chosen for him to wear throughout the day … I’ve been a mom in training for just about five years now and find the things that continue amazing me the most are definitely the little ones, but especially the random ones, one being kids and their clothes.
I assume that like most children, my kids will not wear just anything or everything, especially depending on how clothing feels up against their skin. However, the Es have had signature trends from early on in their lives. He’s into shoes, but only one pair at a time. And, as for jeans…? So far, only skinny. His sister, parades around in her headbands and bandannas across her forehead, and will tuck in flowers - her favorite - whenever possible, to add yet another personal touch. She’s also is in total awe of everything furry, sparkly and with animal print. Let her throw everything in one mix and you have the happiest preschooler on the block.
Wished the E’s a Happy New Year this morning and mentioned how today the year was a baby, how it was day one of a full 365 days before we’d be celebrating the date again and how we would be celebrating other important dates, like her birthday, and passing through seasons, but also how we expect to be experiencing new things, like moving into a new home and doing summer camp and starting kindergarten and how little E would begin preschool. I explained how people take the time to make “wishes” for the year ahead and asked what her wish was for 2014… “I want to be a bat for Halloween, Mommy”, she said.
From our family to yours… be who or what you want to be this year and, above all, be HAPPY!
We are looking forward to some change here on the blog as Peá Roo will be taking a slightly different direction with the turn of the year…
On our way out with a smile and entering filled with happy wishes for us and all of YOU in 2014!
HAPPY NEW YEAR!