We are playing today, and we played yesterday. And for extra goodness, I am happy to announce that Geoff was available to play with us. He is on call, cell phone handy, but yesterday was the first day he didn't have to go in to the office. If this trend can continue, we will slowly unwind and catch our collective breath and begin to feel tendencies of wholesome family joy. And there will be more golden opportunities to play, like these...
Tutu and Grampa have come for a visit and Southwest road trip. Yesterday we all got together at Holly and Rich's. For the older children, the fun began earlier in the day, when uncle Rich took all the boys to Legoland. Lucky!
Max and Maria playing together in cousins Izzy and Nick's backyard.
A ride up for Maria...
... then a slide down.
A backyard playground is so much fun!
And cousins to play with makes for twice the fun.
I love Izzy's Action Tongue of Concentration and Joy.
Izzy enjoyed watching all the activity in the comfort of her daddy's arms.
And with neighbor friends and cousins running around, there was plenty to see.
Inside, Geoff was sharing his knowledge of real estate web searches and market trends with Corm. I think this little cold snap we are having may be rough on Corm, coming from sunny Hawaii, but I think he enjoyed the day just the same.
Izzy and Maria figuring out the Hot Wheels.
Today we are going to an Avocado Festival. Holy Guacamole! I am already eager to make some hot corn tortillas for my fresh aguacates... wish I could have some ¡Real Coca Cola Mexicana! to wash 'em down.
More things on my mind... quilting and craftiness, like what I found at "Calamity Kim's Craft Cottage." I was strolling around and found more craftiness at "Echoes of a Dream," and then I found she has a lovely Luna-like hen too. Sigh. Not in the mood to quilt, crochet or craft? How do you feel about food? If you are hungry approach "Cream Puffs in Venice" with caution! She left me drooling. Geoff gave me something to read. "Bailing out the subprime lenders:" Should be sobering enough.
That is all.
We are well.
How are you?