Thursday, November 28, 2013

super thankful

Wednesday, November 27, 2013

happy birthday AG of DC!

the kids kept auntie gayle's orcas island surprise birthday a secret!  they helped grandma make a special cake, and they shopped for sweet little presents.  they wrapped them and didn't say a word for an entire day.  they could hardly wait for the moment when they could sing and eat cake (mostly to eat cake, but they sang with gusto too).  we loved spending a fun night with AG, and i think she likes her gifts (fancy mint soap, a bracelet that luca made, a necklace from luca's dress up bin, and a little capsule necklace with a secret message from the kids inside, a ball made of wiki sticks).  good times!

Monday, November 25, 2013

waiting for grandpa

Thursday, November 14, 2013


i spent the evening with luca's preschool teachers, learning how he learns.  i am really amazed by this fancy pants school, their teaching philosophy, their enthusiasm and passion for early learning.  i feel fortunate that we were able to place our son there.
currently, the kids are working on monthly self portraits.  here's luca's first...i find kid's art fascinating.

true is also learning and growing and changing and in general, being smart.  in his spare time, he launches science experiments....last night, he grew a crystal tree.

Tuesday, November 12, 2013

racer boy

he's still at it. racing. and smiling. and killing it with his new fancy flame gloves.

carkeek 2013

our fav park with some of our fav friends!  it was a gorgeous veteran's day and we celebrated the men and women who have served this country by celebrating freedom and our right to roam.  true says that he felt particularly grown up today, like a 9 year old, because he crossed streets and bridges by himself and because he did whatever he felt like on the beach...without input or correction from mom.  yes, we were all truly free today.

Friday, November 8, 2013


luca was feeling under the he stayed home from school and i stayed home from work.  we took a little nap together in the afternoon and i awoke to the sound of giggling, and about 100 new pictures on my iPhone.

Thursday, November 7, 2013

2013 halloween!

what fun we had!  a vampire vs a leopard...thanks to grandma erbeck for the NEW leopard costume, and keeping aaron's vampire  costume from when he was 8 years old! true loved using his dada's vintage costume.  and luca loved being the cutest, and fiercest, and warmest leopard in town.