Thursday, September 10, 2015

The things that make them

I watched Angus walk up to his backpack hanging by the door, walk back to the couch with his lunch bag in hand.  Whatever leftovers he had, he pulls out to eat.  Orange slices and goldfish. 
I like that he remembers his uneaten food.  He is thrifty.  He never longs for toys as I've seen other children in this household wish for more.  He is happy and content with the minimal.  He is my smart little mathematician. When we work on homework,  math is the subject where he excels.

Our days are funny like this.  I watch them everyday do or say funny things. 

Wild haired Paloma, with child friendly scissors in hand,  cuts and pastes, colors and draws, and cuts again.  She creates everyday.  She gets ideas and makes them come to light.  Albeit four-year-old ideas, but ideas that come to fruition nonetheless.   I am amazed at her energy and her imagination.  

I am here for this reason; to observe and encourage.   To love and apreciate. 

All while Jonas gets me out of trying to figure out what to make for dinner, because he thought tacos would be perfect for tonight.  He does this often, which I appreciate,  because I can get stuck in meal planning ruts.  He loves cooking and wants to learn by creating as much as he can.  Even when it means the kitchen will end in a mess, I allow his creativity to work.

Thursday, August 27, 2015

the everyday

*angus asking me how many hours he will sleep if he he goes to bed at 6, 7, or 8 p.m.   he then wants to go to bed to get enough sleep for the next day of school.

*my paloma going to school in the morning is the cutest thing I have seen.  she puts her backpack on, and carries her lunch bag. 

*jonas riding the bus with his brother.  the second day I overheard them in the shower, joni giving angy instructions on what to do and where to wait for him.  my sweet boy is very responsible.

Wednesday, August 5, 2015

a day for many, a day for two

today was a good day.  it had little ups and downs, nothing to worry about, just everyday human things.    we went to the museum with my brother and my niece and nephew.  we had a good time, but there were so many kids already at the museum.  we kept an eye on our bunch, but then you'd blink and they'd wander away.  wait, there they are or there they go.  we made it out, all seven of us, all together just as we arrived.  success.

getting home was tough, as i was getting so sleepy.  the kids were good, they played, talked, ate and watched little t.v.  i made a cup of coffee and felt awake.  i dropped angus off at his best bud's house and loma fell asleep on the way to her preschool.  it was joni and i awake in the car.  talking.

he is a good kid, that boy.  very opinionated, but good, nonetheless.  it was nice to talk with him.

loma stayed asleep all evening after many attempts to awaken her.  that was alright with me as i got the dishes washed and the laundry sorted.

jonas and i talked more.  he made cookies.  we decided to draw pictures.  it was nice, just he and i.  my first born.  we tried to wake loma up again, but to no avail. the summer has tired her out.  that is OK.  sleep is good for the brain.

we talked some more and played a game of uno.  his eyes tired, my eyes wide awake after that stinkin' coffee i drank too late in the afternoon.

at the end of the night, he said, "thanks for drawing with me mom, and thanks for playing uno with me.  it was fun."

it was fun my sweet boy.  i love you jonas.

girls who lunch / april 27

Rolberto's is one of our favorite places to have lunch.  the rolled taco's with guacamole on the side is their favorite with an ice cold horchata.   paloma loves it.  we can't drive by there without paloma asking to eat there.  we don't eat there every time she asks, but we sure do enjoy the greasy mexican food on occasion.  there's nothing like it.

a girl and her dad / april 24

Paloma was a regular at the shop while the boys were in school.  She and I would often bring breakfast over and eat there.  
The day was overcast, she and her daddy decided to eat outside.  With their burrito and horchata in hand they had a nice breakfast al fresco.
They talked, I can't remember what about, but they sure were sweet to look at, on that cloudy day.

Tuesday, July 21, 2015

one day in april...

...we found the river in secret spots
...we spotted a dam surrounded by dessert photo was aligned perfectly, sometimes, life fits just right
...a little boy looks out and shows just how much he has grown
...we posed in front of a tall saguaro, hands full with our afternoon supplies
...we saw pretty wildflowers growing in heat
...woodsy owl asked us to pick up our trash
...i was photographed with my babes
...the sun was in the right spot family looked cute while walking back to our blazer youngest jumped on the sand, pretending to jump waves
...paloma was above water
...jonas dug a hole as deep as his knees
...angus found a tiny heart rock
...a smile was bright
...a boy attempted to start a fire with sticks
...beautiful curls blew in the wind
...miah tried to gracefully catch a goldfish in his mouth
...angy and i took a selfie
...loma did not catch the goldfish and angus thought that was funny
...angus made the cutest face
...loma turned to smile at the perfect moment three babes looked so sweet sitting on the sand
...two little ones felt earth and water in their hand
...we went to the lake.