The Leschi Market is probably one of my favorite places to shop. Their wine selection is absolutely incredible, and they have tons of really high-quality meats and veggies. The real draw, however, is that Henry LOVES to shop there. They have lightweight carts that are just his size, and so he gets to cart around all of the groceries. He’s happy to shop with me and I don’t have to push a cart? I’m in.
Picture does it no justice.
I’ve been running errand after errand today and was stopped dead in my tracks (or the middle of the road, in this case) when I saw the most amazing rainbow over Lake Washington. It was literally breathtaking. So I pulled over, grabbed the camera and snapped away. Imagine my disappointment when I offloaded the images and saw that they bore very little resemblance to what I saw in person. I realized that there are some things you just have to see to experience.
My little buddy.
Henry is starting to get the whole “modeling for mama” thing. He’s resisted me for most of his life (even as a newborn!) but lately I’ve gotten some really good stuff out of him. Loved this shot.
When I was in photo school I did a project in which I did 6 macro photos of different parts of Ben’s face. My favorite shot from the series was of him whistling. If you know Ben, you know he whistles. All the time. Unconsciously. He might not be whistling in this shot, but I love it all the same. Even the texture of his facial hair, which we regularly have “discussions” about. 😉
Day 50. (!!)
Henry with Grammy and Grandpa Dave.
This morning at our annual brunch with Dave’s side of the family, we decided to snap a few photos. I wanted to make sure I got a good one of Henry with Grammy and Grandpa dave, because he loves them so! Aren’t they a photogenic bunch??
Today, my breakfast was pretty. That’s all.
Caught a snowflake.
It’s February 22nd, and it snowed today. Henry and I were driving around Ballard in search of (apparently) the best macarons in Seattle (we weren’t able to judge for ourselves, as they were closed at 5pm on a Tuesday. What the heck!), and the snow began falling in earnest. I rolled down my window, stuck out my hand and snapped a shot. I love when magic happens.
Macaron taste test.
I can bake a lot of things. One thing I cannot (or have not yet) master is the elusive macaron. Now granted, I’ve only give it one real attempt, but it was TOUGH. No pied happened here, and it was sad. So anyway, I got a hankering for a macaron yesterday and the place I tried to go was closed. Not being one to give up easily, I went again to Cafe Honore (in Ballard) and also to Le Panier (by Pike Place) to do a taste test. I also picked up a box for Henry’s preschool teachers, because all good thing should be shared – yes? (Le Panier won.)
Sarah (and Brady).
Day 1 in Arizona. Both of my cousin’s wives in Arizona are pregnant, and they’re due 3 months apart. I flew down for Ali’s maternity session and couldn’t resist snapping one of Sarah and her growing belly, as well. And the light in Arizona? Perfection.
I don’t think seeing citrus growing on trees will ever get old for me. It’s amazing to see beautiful lemons, oranges and grapefruit just hanging there, ready to be picked. Not to mention – citrus trees are EVERYWHERE in Arizona!
This is my grandma, Mitzi, standing in her yard. Behind her? A citrus tree. Naturally. My grandma moved to Arizona quite a few years ago (10+?) and it’s always such a pleasure to fly down to visit her!
The reason for my trip.
This is my favorite, favorite, favorite image from Ali’s maternity session this morning. Of course I’ve only been off the plane for 2 hours and haven’t had time to edit them all, but I can assure you, this is my favorite. Stay tuned for newborn pictures of baby Gage!
Wiping the frog.
As you know, toddlers say lots of really cute things. An example: Henry calls fog “frog”. So here’s a shot of him “wiping the frog” from the windows while I made dinner. 🙂
Come on Spring!
Winter has me feeling weary. The forecast for the next week is 100% rain. That’s it. Just rain. And, even coming from a rain loving girl, I’m done. I’m ready for some warmth and sun! The buds on this tree outside my house gives me hope that relief is right around the corner.
A second chance rainbow.
Henry and I had just finished up grocery shopping down in Leschi on the water when I saw another gorgeous rainbow. Only this time, we were on the water and had a much better view than Day 48. And I loved the dramatic clouds and colorful boats. Yay for crazy Seattle weather!
A sleepy vignette.
The house is quiet, except for the sound of rain pelting the windows. Henry has been asleep for hours (and may be stirring as I type this). I walked past my bedroom and was struck by the peaceful, sleepy scene taking place: an open window to let in the noise of the rain, Amos asleep on the bed and lots of white light coming in through the windows. That’s what I call contentment.
Foggy, chilly night.
I could not resist this photo opp as we were walking in the door from being out for dinner & grocery shopping. Absolutely irresistable. Rim light, backlight & fog? Perfect trifecta! (I sort of wish the water bottles & BBQ weren’t in the shot, but oh well, can’t control everything!)
Cars for lunch.
Hmm, is this a picture of lunch time, or playtime? The two are almost indiscernible these days, as Henry goes NOWHERE without at least 3 cars. The bath, the car, meal time, bed time, you name it – those cars are there
Birthday cake trial.
I’ll be making Henry’s birthday cake myself this year, so I decided to do a trial run. And the best part of a cake trial run? The trial cake tasting! Yum. And pretty, too! I love that with this cake even the crumbs are pretty.