My 19 year old niece is living with us for the summer before she heads off to college in the fall. We LOVE having her here! She's artistic, creative, loves my boys and is just SO FUN to have around. Two summers ago I taught her how to use a manual 35mm camera, so we have a blast wondering around Seattle taking photos together.
These two little monkeys! Friends, let me tell you. Three and half years old is hard! Bodhi (3 1/2) was born with such a sweet disposition, a disposition that is currently hidden under his three year old obstinance. The main things getting us through these stinker stages are huge doses of love, LOTS of cuddles, and borrowed amounts of patience. Burl (7) went through the same stages at 3, except his difficulties were five-fold. And I can't express enough what a kind, happy, sweet, honest, FUNNY, snugly and obedient little boy he's turned into. And the two of them get along so well! Alex and I sit back, look at them and think, "It's working! The way we chose to parent is working!" Love and kindness never fail.
My garden is so happy! I spend as much time as I can out there. I've been contributing weekly at Tend Collective and feel so honored to be part of that group of gardeners! When you have a minute and want to feel inspired to improve your garden, go have a glance.
Thanks for stopping by!