A very neat hands on art exhibit at the Art Center. Emma made a fish.
Saturday, June 15, 2013
Friday, June 14, 2013
A few years ago we started going to the weekly concerts in the park. It is such a fun summer tradition, and it is free!
The girls love dancing, and even get some special attention by the performers.
Emma wasn't very sure what to think about her chair being occupied by Rick K.
Thursday, June 13, 2013
Patrick with Blossom. She is a very sassy chicken, and will really only cooperate for Patrick.
Clair and Bubbles. Bubbles is out most friendly chicken and will do what we call circus trick for any treat. She prefers mealworms, but will even perform for common plantain and dandelion greens.
The potatoes are in bloom. I think they are the coolest flowers. It is said that Marie Antoinette was given a bouquet of them and she wore them in her hair, and the potato flower hair accessory spurred quite the fashion trend. Perhaps I should wear them in my hair tomorrow too.
Monday, May 20, 2013
C: Mama I need to go get Jessie, Peachy, and Alice.
Me: Ok, go get your friends.
C: They are not my friends they are my children, and I am their momma.
At first this conversation had me sad, because I wanted to say, "I am your momma, and I am your friend." But then I thought about it, and so I said to myself, "good job self, you are not blurring the boundaries of parenthood."
I think this is one of the toughest positions of parenthood, and while we do want our children to love us and talk to us like a friend, being a parent is so much more.
Claire, at 4 years old, was able to relay that to me in a single sentence.