Jacob and I just bought tickets to the Sasquatch Music Festival at the Gorge Amphitheatre for Memorial Day weekend. Imagine this:
The Gorge is a special place for many reasons, but it just happens to be the place that Jacob decided maybe he would let fate take it's course and see what happened with us...all inspired by a little Iron & Wine and Sufjan Stevens. It was a magical day filled with sunshine, warmth, ping-pong sized hail, rain, and finally the most amazing sunset offset by a full moon and sky full of stars (and acoustic Ben Harper as the soundtrack). I guess I am getting sentimental...but I just realized how STOKED I am to go this year! We are going to camp and then hear bands like Bjork and the Arcade Fire, not to mention my all-time favorite boys from Brooklyn:
The BEASTIE BOYS!!
This is gonna be sooooo much fun!
For anyone who lives in the Seattle area - or the greater Northwest region for that matter - I highly recommend checking out the lineup and perhaps making a hefty donation to ticketmaster so that you can join in on the fun at Sasquatch! And if you go, let us know!
Check it out at: www.sasquatchfestival.com
April 24, 2007
Yesterday was an amazing day in Seattle. Warm, sunny, a bit of pure spring with flowers all in bloom and the smell of freshly cut grass in the air. I decided to take my nanny kids - two adorable 18-month old identical twin girls - to Greenlake for a little stroll and some fun at the playground (their 5 year old brother was slaving away in school while we were outside having marvelous adventures). Like any smart nanny would, we started off with the almost 3-mile loop around the lake so as not to have to pry little hands from sandboxes or swings and hear all about it for the first mile around the lake. As it turned out, the walk around the lake was just as exciting to the double-trouble set as anything could be. Children are passionate, they feel SERIOUS BLISS for living life and exploring their surroundings. That is why they might let go of their lungs when it's time to go home from the park. Or get out of the bathtub. Or have to say good-bye. They live so passionately in-the-moment and are so present to what they are doing that it is utterly unthinkable and I mean completely devastating when they have to stop an activity they are so obviously in love with. I mean, last time you walked around (or ran/rollerbladed/biked) around the lake or took a walk, did you stop to smell every dandelion? Did you get so excited about seeing a dog coming your way that you just about jumped out of your seat? Did you kick your legs with glee and lean with all of your bodily frame to point out the duck family? Or almost break someone's eardrums shouting in jibberish because of the excitement caused by seeing an airplane overhead-not to even mention, a crow? Or even get a goofy, flirty-yet-shy grin and wave incessantly at the person who just lapped you on the trail to make sure you said "hi"? Yes, children know all about serious bliss and living each day to the fullest. We grown-ups need take note! So next time you're perhaps feeling bored at work - try looking out the window and pondering that hunk of metal up there in the sky. I'm not saying you have to jump out of your seat - although I would bet if you did it would liven things up at the office :) Or instead of rushing past the dog-walker on your block, stop and give Fido a little pat on the head. We all need a few more seriously blissful moments in our lives, don't cha think?
April 15, 2007
Hey, hey whose this cute girl playing scrabble with me?!
Is maw a word? Tysha was unconvinced despite my best to persuade her. And then she started laughing so hard that I had a hard time maintaining seriousness and felt sheepish at my strange word choice.
Dictionary.com backed me up it says:
1. the mouth, throat, or gullet of an animal, esp. a carnivorous mammal.
2. the crop or craw of a fowl.
3. the stomach, esp. that of an animal.
4. a cavernous opening that resembles the open jaws of an animal: the gaping maw of hell.
5. the symbolic or theoretical center of a voracious hunger or appetite of any kind: the ravenous maw of Death.
In the picture above you can see her thinking very hard about her next word choice. Maybe Jem?
Tysha says, "Jem, you know, like a precious stone." Um.... isn't that gem? Of course Jem does bring back some memories for little girls who grew up during the early eighties.
Jacob sipping a banana mango bubble tea. Wow! It's good!
April 8, 2007
On Saturday we drove about an hour north of the city to the Skagit Valley Tulip Festival. It was overcast but relatively warm and the sun even made a showing about the time we were eating our picnic lunch. Oh what the eye can behold in the tulip fields! We wandered around the fields in wondrous awe at the beauty surrounding us. For anyone who lives in the area, the festival runs throughout the month of April and it's totally worth the short drive north!
For more information see: www.tulipfestival.org
April 3, 2007
Here are some pictures from our amazing honeymoon excursion to Sayulita, Mexico a "cute" little surfing village North of Puerto Vallarta. We spent an entire week relaxing in the sunshine and even caught some waves. The food was excellent and if any of you are looking for a fun place to go we definitely recommend Playa Escondida.