Here is a recent painting entitled, "Rapunzel, Dreaming" She's just peacefully dreaming at her window, patiently waiting for something, anything to change.
Wednesday, April 30, 2014
Monday, April 28, 2014
Friday, April 25, 2014
Here's some great memories from last April-hanging out with my good friend Christina and her little boy Donny, who's a year older than William...my campaigning against the fluoridation of Portland's water...and a neighborhood get together at our house! I have no idea what it was about, maybe just a social meeting? Since then we have 2 huge awesome neighborhood projects in the works, a community garden and an intersection mural art project!!! I love my neighborhood, and my neighbors! We are very blessed to live here!
Wednesday, April 23, 2014
I love these two more than anything!!! (Well, except for God of course) I love to watch their relationship develop and grow closer and more awesome all the time. It really means a lot to me, as my dad abandoned our family when I was very young so I am over the moon that my child has such an amazing dad there for him every day of his life! What a huge blessing you are to our family, Aurelien. Thank you for all that you do! I love you very much!!!
Monday, April 21, 2014
Sunday, April 20, 2014
Thursday, April 17, 2014
William was being so adorable during this particular bath. He was splashing and kicking SO vigorously and he looked like he was trying to be so big and strong. I just thought it was delightful and adorable and also kind of a glimpse into his future personality. AWESOMENESS!!!!
Tuesday, April 15, 2014
And now to totally switch gears, here is a recent painting entitled, "Juliet's Window". I envisioned it as Juliet looking out her window before Romeo showed up. I really love how it turned out. This is one that I love too much to sell yet, so it's not for sale!!!
Friday, April 11, 2014
This was an AMAZING family experience. We went to the Celilo Village Salmon Festival and Pow Wow 2013 and it was amazing! We got to see extraordinary dancing, listen to gorgeous drumming, and then participate in an ancient honoring first foods ceremony in the longhouse. We plan to go back this year!!!
This was at the hotel we stayed at for the weekend.
These are the photos of the actual salmon festival on the last day.
Wednesday, April 9, 2014
Tuesday, April 8, 2014
Monday, April 7, 2014
Friday, April 4, 2014
This was a play date with my dear friend, Michelle, aka my freshman year college roommate. She has 5 girls currently (3 are hers and 2 are foster-nieces) so William got lots of fun girly attention and he LOVED it!!! Currently he is such a flirt that it cracks me up, but last year he wasn't doing that yet. He was just smiley and happy to be around Shelly and her girls.
Wednesday, April 2, 2014
My kind of day! Springtime walks with my 2 loves! Just cherishing the ordinary...William is currently 36 inches tall (that's 3 feet folks!) and he weighs 31 pounds, so he is waaaaaaaay too big for the Ergo baby. He is a gigantic toddler. He is as big as some 3 year olds we know. So yeah looking at these photos from last year is definitely bittersweet!