It seems these days I am at least a few days behind myself. These photos are from about a month ago. Papa went to the ski hill where they actually had a tiny bit of snow and took Micro on his first ski adventure. I am happy to announce we have at least 10" on our deck right now and it is still snowing. Yeah for snow!
Micro and I took a mini vacation last weekend with the mini dog in tow. We spent tons of quality friend time as well as spent some much needed time soaking in the negative ions of the beautiful pacific. What a breathe of fresh air! I am renewed and ready to roll.
I am not one to complain about the weather... so I am not complaining, I am just noticing that we really really really need snow. I guess since we had snow all the way into June this year I shouldn't really be that shocked that winter is pushed a bit back.
The ice skating has been amazing on all the small lakes! and people are still biking! Its JUNUARY up here in the mountains. Put on your bikini and come on up!
Last weekend we took a micro vacation. We went to Monterey to see Micro's Grandpa and go to the Aquarium. This year Micro really got to enjoy the aquarium. Last year he enjoyed it, but in a much different way. We had such a wonderful time and although it was just a two day "vacation" it felt like a much needed renewal of inspiration.
Last weekend we went down the hill to a fruit harvesting and barn party. We got to pick our own manderins and take a tracter ride. Micro loved chasing chickens, eating fruit off the tree and matching all the changing leaves!
Micro got up early this morning, I think he was channeling the Occupy movement and felt an urgent need to get to work. SO... I decided to make him an official occupy tent. Now he is busy protesting a nap!
A while back we went to a railroad revival event, it was a great day! We watched as people powered vessels raced down the tracks, we ate good food, drank fresh drinks, sat on hay bails and listened to as much live music we could. Micro's favorite part was a caged bunny, he would walk over to the cage and point and say please. As if to say "mom we need a bunny at home." Thank goodness he isn't able to form full sentences just yet. I am going to have to work on thickening my skin and practice saying no, otherwise we are going to end up with a menagerie of animals... By the end of the day I wanted a bunny. DOn't tell papa!
Aside from kissing banana slugs for good luck, smelling trees in one of my favorite things! I can't remember a time when I didn't know to smell a tree, kiss a banana slug or catch a lizard with a single blade of grass. I can only hope Orland has the same memory when he is 33.
Morning time reading, is a daily routine. Making his grandma proud one book at a time. WE scored this chair at the thrift. We have big plans to recover it, but in the mean time it is a perfect micro readying chair.
I haven't had a lot of time recently to do much else but work. But you don't hear me complaining... at least not that much. This Family photo is from a hike we took a few weeks ago up to eagle lake in Desolation Wilderness. That hike really reminded me of what a remarkably beautiful place we live. I really need to get out more :)
We had an awesome weekend. Wedding and birthday yeah! Everyday is such a joy with this little boy. He is growing so quickly I can hardly believe this is the same little human who just a few months ago couldn't even stand on his own... now he is running. Wow.