our holiday update.
(...because we like to participate is the general reflective mood.)
what has happened this year?
and it's not so much about what we've done,
but rather who we've been.
which is us, i guess.
|(many thanks to my mother-in-law tami for emailing me this photo...) casper family 11/12|
TYLER: (who is kind enough to let me post on his behalf... :) )
|swinging at my folks' house; december is such a lovely time in the foothills.|
|tyler and his day old son!|
|don't we look deliberate? "...wanting to live deep and suck all the marrow out of life..."|
|graciously presenting a lovely growth of toyan berries.. he is a happy companion to many of my expeditions as well as the ones we plan together.|
|his little helpers.|
|the best evenings look a little like this... he really is the best dad. i don't know anyone else who scrubs out poopy diapers on a daily basis.|
|tiny backyard harvests are the best kind..|
|i went from carrying my baby on the front.....|
these have been some busy seasons for me. i learned a lot about caring for two, mastered breastfeeding and cloth diapering, and i am slowly (but surely) learning the old art of creating a cozy, creative space for my family while growing as an individual. i have found a renewed interest in native plants, knitting, etc etc etc, you know, goin' old school.
|to the back.... lots of exploring to do|
a big highlight for me was staying in eugene OR with my two boys...
|...made some cool friends|
|saw many beautiful sights...|
|learned a lot about fibers and spinning from my cousin jess, who is a future weaving master.|
|and i took my boys to my old stomping ground, that stagnant sapphire caldera of crater lake. the season was over and the place was deserted...it was wonderfully cold.|
|and here is another picture of my best mate. :)|
|he loves his brother. in no time at all they became the goofiest little rough-housers.|
TEDDY: he turned five this year, and has developed some pretty awesome interests.
|he loves planting and digging|
|he's the best little beach comber, always finding bits of urchin or driftwood|
|he lives for these kind of days...|
|is apt to sneak downstairs to finish decorating the tree while everyone is asleep...|
|mastered riding a two-wheeler, and insists we bike everywhere..|
|is a an odd collector of rocks, candles, and other curios.|
|picked up sewing...this is his fabric rendition of the carpathia. he can even thread the needle. (did i mention he had a healthy obsession with the titanic this year?)|
|coming to get you.|
|two days old... he looks humongous to me.|
|3 months old|
lincoln was born during the wet and windy month of march and is still quite new to planet earth... he's pretty much the star of the show around here. teddy, tyler, and i go cuckoo for this little goober everyday.
-door stoppers. (boing. BOOING...)
-peek a boo
-daddy and teddy
-playing music/ musical instruments
-putting things in his mouth
-driving at night
he crawls with lightning spider quickness, which can be as disconcerting as it is adorable.
he grins super cheesy whenever he sees a flash. he follows us around the house like a puppy. he is soooo much fun.
|this makes me laugh...we took his diaper off a little prematurely.|
|he pulled this kumquat off of our tree.|
|learns new tricks every day. he can: climb stairs, pull himself up and balance on his own, pull himself up to the piano and bang away...we think he'll be walking very soon. it's mind boggling to think how fast he's grown is these past 9 months!|