Crystal hunting and lace knitting to close the day. A happy weekend indeed!
Because: Saturday. (Cobblestone sweater for Pete by his favorite knitting pattern designer @jared_flood and full gluten cinnamon rolls from my fave recipe via @minimalistbaker.) Happiness squared.
The pathway to Narnia.
1. It's snowing. Hard. 2. I just chased a steer through the marsh in my bathrobe. In the snow. How's your morning?
It was a rough day. And then - when we least expected it - we found love. (Keep searching. You'll find it, too.)
Because with a bit of luck (and a lot of hard work) we can stay connected as they silently move from being the people we take care of to simply being these inspiring, amazing people that we just feel lucky to spend time with. (More over on the blog this morning.)
I took these two on a Mystery Day field trip yesterday. We've done these surprise filed trips since they were seven and three, where I choose a destination and they jump in blindly and see what unfolds. And now they are 10 and nearly 15. (How did this happen?!) It's been a while since we've done a field trip like this and I wasn't sure how it would go. Their needs and interests are so different now. But this Mystery Day turned out to be the best one yet. We didn't get home until 11 PM, and each of us had a phenomenal time. ✨Perhaps this is the consolation prize of watching your children grow up before your eyes. That with a bit of luck (and a lot of hard work) we stay connected as they silently move from being the people you take care of to being these inspiring, amazing people that you feel so lucky to get to hang out with. 💞#motherhood #teen #attachmentparenting
For those of you who don't have teenagers, or who have forgotten the colossal leaps that happen during this transitional time (and the brain fog that often results), I give you this: a cheeseburger in our Pyrex drawer. Found this morning after the kids cleaned the kitchen last night. Oh, the forgetfulness! The struggle is real. And also entertaining.
Lambs in tutus, plus some thoughts about life. Logically. Over on the blog! #projectfrolic