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A Morning Off

The world right now, guys. It’s just. so. much. Too much sometimes. Not in a I want to stick my head in the sand and just ignore it and show you cute pictures of puppies sort of way, but definitely in a I need to take a few intentional breaks for my own sanity sort of way. I’ve been doing what I can to participate in our political process, and I encourage everyone who is willing and able to do the same, but at the same time I need to take of myself so I have the energy to do it. I’ve been taking time outs to work on the house a lot (more on that later), doing lots of yoga (always a good thing), and seeking out fun activities.

The boys and I did just that this morning, with a lovely 4 hour media blackout and lots of fun. We had a random day with no school and no therapy (so rare!!), and decided to do something a little bit more fun than just play Legos or go to the park. We went to the Pacific Science Center, and the boys had a great time.


Teddy absolutely loved the giant, robotic dinosaurs. Cormac used to be scared of them so I thought maybe Teddy might be, but nope! He started squealing and pointing immediately.

Teddy also managed to get himself SOAKED at the water table despite my best efforts to cover him in a smock.


We played in the tots area for a while so the boys could run wild and get some energy out.


Every picture of Teddy at this age is so blurry! He’s always running around trying to keep up with Cormac.

We also met up with some friends!



And then we hung out with bugs. (shudder)


Cormac was way too excited about this Giant African Millipede for my taste. I tried to steer him toward some cute 3D bug puzzles instead. Puzzles are always a hit with Cormac.


Oh, and the butterfly exhibit is just awesome. I loved it. The boys loved it. The butterflies seemed pretty happy with it too!



Teddy was losing his mind trying to point them all out.


It was so nice to spend some quality time out and about with both kids. I don’t get to do it near as much as I used to, and I miss it. (Believe me, therapy is rarely counting as quality time for me these days).

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It’s been a hectic month here guys. Our house is being torn up. The drop in childcare I used for Teddy closed. My Cubbies are in the freaking World Series! I mean, for real, a girl can barely keep her head on straight.

Here’s where we’ve been lately. Tuesday, the 18th, I got a whole day all to myself! I took a solo day trip to Los Angeles, where I got to see the Cubs play the Dodgers in the NLCS. I was remembering the time I roadtripped with a bunch  of college friends to Miami when they were in the playoffs in 2003. So much fun. Basically if the Cubs make it to october, I try my hardest to follow them where they go. Of course it was the one game of the series that was basically unwatchable for Cubs fans.


Don’t worry guys, I still managed to make friends and have a lot of fun. And the Cubs got hot right after that, so not all was lost.

Last Saturday, I had a day date with Cormac. We started with one of our cooking classes at PCC – Seeds Feed Me. This one was a bit more fun/learning, and a little less actual cooking, but C seemed happy.


He really enjoyed eating all the seed-based snacks and apple juice tea party.


Then, we had a bit of business to take care of. We bought the light fixtures for our kitchen from a store in Port Townsend, and they quoted me $280 for shipping. A bit of Brent’s frugality has apparently worn off on me over the years, and I heard it was a pretty cute town so Cormac and I drove up there to pick them up instead.

Lucky Cormac because the drive included a ferry trip!


That boy loves a boat.


The drive was pretty easy and scenic, and grabbing the lights only took a few minutes. (Side note – how do people go antiquing? I was literally overwhelmed by this giant place full of old stuff!)


After we found a cute diner for lunch.


Cormac played with the jukebox and scored a free root beer float.


And how cute is this place, really?


AND  THEN! Saturday night. It frigging happened! The Cubs clinched a World Series berth for the first time in 71 years! It was a lot of me screaming, and dancing and crying, while Brent laughed  at me. You guys! Basically I’ve alternated between this:


and tears over the past week! Ahhhh! Anyway, this is the year and the Cubs are real.

Sunday I made the boys dress up and take our annual family pictures. No matter how much they complain, I still continue to demand it.


Baby sweaters are the best.


We generally take them at Green Lake, and continued that even though we don’t live there anymore.


Oh, and then Sunday night I died my hair purple.


Because the idea just popped into my head and I realized there wasn’t a good reason not to. Brent disagreed obviously, but when have I let that stop me? Besides, it’s hair; it grows. It’ll go well with my costume (literally just a $5 witch hat from Target), right?

Speaking of Halloween, we’ve been getting ready!


Mostly with lots of skulls and spiders.


And Cormac is very excited about his costume (he’s a fireman), and the concept of trick or treating, so it should be a lot of fun this year.

And I’ll end this random brain dump post with a picture of my afternoon tea date with Teddy yesterday. He’s recently learned peekaboo (pronounced Dah-BUH!), and he thinks it’s hilarious.


How cute is this kid?!