This is me in my happy place--reading to the kids. I think this pic may have been taken a day or two after we moved into our new home. Comfy carpet, jammies, and a good book. What else do you need?
Coloring a mural in preschool...
...and playing Klask with my favorite monkeys.
Talia playing recorder during her class "Informance." In Sibelius's honor, they played Finlandia and then sang it in Finnish.
Next up, art time at the main library.
The kids were creating impressionistic water lilies a la Monet.
Moving right along, here are Brooklyn and her friend working the cookie booth. Speaking of which, we have extra s'mores cookies for sale, should anybody want some.
While the big girls were working the cookie booth, Jason and the littles set up our new trampoline. We had three glorious weeks before an enormous tree came crashing down and destroyed the net. (Sad sigh.) More on that drama later...
Music and the Spoken Word is the perfect place to cultivate a gratitude attitude, despite life's rocky (or in the case of our tree, woody) challenges. I feel blessed every time I get to share the experience with my daughter.
A family pilgrimage to the "U". What a traitorous cougar am I!
And a glimpse over the valley.
Our crazy lives truly are quite the conglomeration of chaos, but I wouldn't have it any other way.