~two months in the life of a lifelong learner~ playing games, gaming plays

quinn and i went to the pool several times this month, and he made some progress on learning to swim. the pool was almost empty and we had an hour each time to work on swimming skills. he is motivated to practice and a huge milestone was putting his ears in the water . . . → Read More: ~two months in the life of a lifelong learner~ playing games, gaming plays

~thankful thursday~ the essentials: love, water, light, nachos

11-18-16 day 18

i know we’re all feeling thankful for joe biden right about now, so i am not saying anything original here. i, however, am reminded of why i am actually thankful for his public service, even more than i am for imagining him leaving his gameboy in the oval office, removing the t’s . . . → Read More: ~thankful thursday~ the essentials: love, water, light, nachos

learning how to love

rich and i take turns leaving each other “reading assignments” from the newspaper. we both follow along with a recent series in the oregonian of “northwest love stories”. the most recent story i happened to catch first, and leave for him, but more often than not i am the one receiving these reading assignments, as . . . → Read More: learning how to love

pumpkin pie and party hats

the birthday prince.

yoda and the ewoks keeping watch over the pumpkin pie.

traditional birthday balloons, he is now old enough for a full rainbow of six colors!

he got busy right away with his lego presents.

without . . . → Read More: pumpkin pie and party hats

quinn’s thirty-fourth month ~ in which quinn picks up a dandy

11-30-09

thanksgiving was great. with some great hippies out in the woods. it was very cool. mellow, low stress (i had to bake one pie, easy as that!) keeping my turkey in the freezer for christmas…. just nice. quinn forking the pie before we baked it, thursday morning. i got GREAT compliments, it . . . → Read More: quinn’s thirty-fourth month ~ in which quinn picks up a dandy