Archive for May, 2017


Long weekend

May 29, 2017

1. Rachel getting interested in the chicken thighs S and I were eating for dinner. She ate most of the meat I cut off one, then asked for the bone which she gnawed pretty clean.

2. Saying ‘screw dinner prep’ and going outside to play with Rachel. After a bunch of side trips, she ended up wanting to go in the garden. I started weeding and she started breaking up little clumps of dirt and putting it down the holes in the logs around the raised beds. We both got dirt under our fingernails and both were a little sad when I realized it was probably time to make supper.

3. Poking some extra flower seeds into the bare spots of my flower garden. I think it got picked over by the birds when I first planted.


Polite, not going to work, greens

May 22, 2017

1. A few evenings ago, Rachel told me ‘thank you’ after she finished nursing. 

2. We had dinner at a friend’s house a few days ago, and while we were sitting in the living room afterwards I nursed Rachel. Apparently it wasn’t enough, so she went to S who was sitting on the floor, plopped into his lap, leaned back in a nursing position and frantically asked to nurse.

3. Looking out the upstairs window and seeing that my green beans all sprouted over the weekend! Also, Rachel ate her peas tonight.


Holding on, sleepy, try again

May 20, 2017

1. S let Rachel have his sunglasses while we were grocery shopping. When he asked for them back, she replied in her sweet little toddler voice, ‘no… sorry’.

2. Getting Rachel after she wakes up from her nap, she rubs her eyes and says ‘tired’.

3. Making a terrible batch of dinner rolls, and not minding, because they are just dinner rolls and I can try again.


Leisurely snuggles, caring for Dolly, fake

May 7, 2017

1. Weekend early morning snuggles and chats with Rachel. I have to cut these short during the week on days I need the car so we can be ready to leave with S, so I really look forward to the relaxed weekend mornings. It makes me not mind her 5:45 wakeup so much.

2. Watching Rachel walk around carrying ‘Dolly’, her soft doll which is almost as tall as her. She hugs her and pretends to feed her.

3. I sneezed during church this morning and immediately after came a fake sneeze ‘ah choo’ from Rachel.


Defiant, reminiscing, enchanting

May 2, 2017

1. The lone red tulip in front of our neighbor’s house.

2. Rachel wanting her play mat that she hasn’t used since she became mobile.

3. The Great British Baking Show. I’ve only seen one episode, but what fun to watch. I don’t generally like reality shows, but I’m making an exception for this one.