{this moment}

A Friday ritual. A single photo – no words – capturing a moment from the week. A simple, special, extraordinary moment. A moment I want to pause, savor and remember. DSC01471

Edible Patchwork

I love their craft fair and of course I went to their edible version.

I discovered beer battered avocado tacos (thank you SeaBirds foodtruck)DSC01497Henry had a lemon basil popsicle.

DSC01498Thanks for taking a Sunday stroll with us Tina. We’ll be heading to the craft fair next month.

Messy Play

A little juice and chalkDSC01488in the shade out front (it’s been unusually warm and dry).

DSC01484They toss down their park gear.

DSC01477Paul is practicing his writing and spelling at every turn

DSC01483and really enjoying the messDSC01490while Henry is distractedDSC01482and Olivine chugs down juiceDSC01474while I sit on the steps and take it all in.

Sleeping Beauties

This afternoonDSC01446the silence gave way to productivity.DSC01447I graded papers, sipped water, enjoyed a tomato and mozzarella salad and then called a friend without interruption or guilt.DSC01448Thank you little ones for the simple gift of silence this afternoon.

{this moment}

A Friday ritual. A single photo – no words – capturing a moment from the week. A simple, special, extraordinary moment. A moment I want to pause, savor and remember. DSC01438

Altruism

I am a skeptic at times, but then my kids give me a chance to see pieces of generosity…like when Paul and Henry went on another crafting binge and covered the window. (They too have discovered the magic of double stick tape)DSC01432

In the midst of crafting under an open window they saw and greeted our neighbor. Suddenly with her on his mind, Paul drew and cut out a building with a stapled roof and colorful windows. He wrote our neighbor’s name and asked if he could run upstairs and leave it on her doorstep. I loved it. My heart expanded thinking of his simple and sweet act of kindness.DSC01420Two days later when we went outside and this was waiting for him, I caught myself pondering more about how I can live a life with the intention of brightening someone else’s day.
Thank you Paul, you inspired me to make more of an effort, even in the smallest way.