Monthly Archives: May 2018

Hailey was The Littlest Flower in the 1st grade play “How Does Your Garden Grow” yesterday, and it was just as cute as could be! Three classes of 1st graders have been practicing their songs and lines and it was such a beautiful production. Hailey told me I would probably cry at the last song, and she was right! She seemed like such a big kid today. All these end-of-year activities are really stretching my mama heart. I feel so lucky to have this life and be their mother.

Hailey was The Littlest Flower in the 1st grade play “How Does Your Garden Grow” yesterday, and it was just as cute as could be! Three classes of 1st graders have been practicing their songs and lines and it was such a beautiful production. Hailey told me I would probably cry at the last song, and she was right! She seemed like such a big kid today. All these end-of-year activities are really stretching my mama heart. I feel so lucky to have this life and be their mother.

Hailey was The Littlest Flower in the 1st grade play “How Does Your Garden Grow” yesterday, and it was just as cute as could be! Three classes of 1st graders have been practicing their songs and lines and it was such a beautiful production. Hailey told me I would probably cry at the last song, and she was right! She seemed like such a big kid today. All these end-of-year activities are really stretching my mama heart. I feel so lucky to have this life and be their mother.

Rushton got a full set of braces and a permanent upper expander this week, and the poor kid has been pretty miserable. It all aches, the brackets are cutting up the inside of his cheeks, and he can’t find anything to eat except yogurt, smoothies, and ice cream. Lucky for him, we missed our first cranking-of-the-expander tonight because he fell asleep at 7pm totally done with the day. It’s going to be a looooong 6 weeks (of the expander and cranking torture).

Rushton got a full set of braces and a permanent upper expander this week, and the poor kid has been pretty miserable. It all aches, the brackets are cutting up the inside of his cheeks, and he can’t find anything to eat except yogurt, smoothies, and ice cream. Lucky for him, we missed our first cranking-of-the-expander tonight because he fell asleep at 7pm totally done with the day. It’s going to be a looooong 6 weeks (of the expander and cranking torture).

Rushton got a full set of braces and a permanent upper expander this week, and the poor kid has been pretty miserable. It all aches, the brackets are cutting up the inside of his cheeks, and he can’t find anything to eat except yogurt, smoothies, and ice cream. Lucky for him, we missed our first cranking-of-the-expander tonight because he fell asleep at 7pm totally done with the day.  It’s going to be a looooong 6 weeks (of the expander and cranking torture).

Couldn’t let this weekend pass without spending a few hours at Maker Faire! It’s always fun to see new exhibits and old friends (and eat glorious food). Make Magazine is what brought us to California 7 years ago – my mother pushed me around in a wheelchair at my first Maker Faire because I was so pregnant with Hailey. We’ve come a long way since then! #makerfaire

Couldn’t let this weekend pass without spending a few hours at Maker Faire! It’s always fun to see new exhibits and old friends (and eat glorious food). Make Magazine is what brought us to California 7 years ago – my mother pushed me around in a wheelchair at my first Maker Faire because I was so pregnant with Hailey. We’ve come a long way since then! #makerfaire

Couldn’t let this weekend pass without spending a few hours at Maker Faire! It’s always fun to see new exhibits and old friends (and eat glorious food). Make Magazine is what brought us to California 7 years ago - my mother pushed me around in a wheelchair at my first Maker Faire because I was so pregnant with Hailey. We’ve come a long way since then! #makerfaire

I partied nonstop for my birthday today! Preschool party, brunch with friends, Rushton’s recorder performance, Logan’s swim practice, bowling with @whyisjake and the kids (and curly fries), Mod Pizza, and brownies made by Hailey. It was a busy, perfect day and I felt so loved. Thank you for all the birthday wishes! 36 is gonna be good. 😎

I partied nonstop for my birthday today! Preschool party, brunch with friends, Rushton’s recorder performance, Logan’s swim practice, bowling with @whyisjake and the kids (and curly fries), Mod Pizza, and brownies made by Hailey. It was a busy, perfect day and I felt so loved. Thank you for all the birthday wishes! 36 is gonna be good. 😎

I partied nonstop for my birthday today! Preschool party, brunch with friends, Rushton’s recorder performance, Logan’s swim practice, bowling with @whyisjake and the kids (and curly fries), Mod Pizza, and brownies made by Hailey. It was a busy, perfect day and I felt so loved. Thank you for all the birthday wishes! 36 is gonna be good. 😎

Happy Mother’s Day! I guess it’s appropriate that everyone went to bed in tears. Each day feels like a marathon, but somehow it still feels like time is slipping through my fingers and that breaks my heart. The love I have for these kids is indescribable. I’m beyond grateful for own mother, for all the mothers in the village that raised me, and for women everywhere making a difference in their world. ️

Happy Mother’s Day! I guess it’s appropriate that everyone went to bed in tears. Each day feels like a marathon, but somehow it still feels like time is slipping through my fingers and that breaks my heart. The love I have for these kids is indescribable. I’m beyond grateful for own mother, for all the mothers in the village that raised me, and for women everywhere making a difference in their world. ️

Happy Mother’s Day! I guess it’s appropriate that everyone went to bed in tears. Each day feels like a marathon, but somehow it still feels like time is slipping through my fingers and that breaks my heart. The love I have for these kids is indescribable. I’m beyond grateful for own mother, for all the mothers in the village that raised me, and for women everywhere making a difference in their world. ️

Hailey is so creative – I love how much she loves crafting, and how she dives head first into any art project we attempt. Sometimes I get paralyzed by so many ideas and colors and choices, but not Hailey! She has vision and whimsy and perseverance.

Hailey is so creative – I love how much she loves crafting, and how she dives head first into any art project we attempt. Sometimes I get paralyzed by so many ideas and colors and choices, but not Hailey! She has vision and whimsy and perseverance.

Hailey is so creative - I love how much she loves crafting, and how she dives head first into any art project we attempt. Sometimes I get paralyzed by so many ideas and colors and choices, but not Hailey! She has vision and whimsy and perseverance.