Wednesday, April 30, 2014

Mixed Media Interlude-Rapunzel, Dreaming

Here is a recent painting entitled, "Rapunzel, Dreaming"  She's just peacefully dreaming at her window, patiently waiting for something, anything to change.

Monday, April 28, 2014

My beekeeper

Aurelien has several bee hives that he has been keeping for the past couple of years.  He loves it and really has a gift for it!  I love the honey that we sometimes have when the bees produce a surplus!!!

Friday, April 25, 2014

April Memories

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 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

My Big and My Little! Happy Birthday MY LOVE!!!!

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

Grandma Love and William

These cuties!  They were talking on the phone and then grandma just had to come over and say hi and get a hug!  They have a very special relationship and I love it!!!

Sunday, April 20, 2014

Quadruple Birthday Dinner

This was so fun!  A huge birthday dinner for my nephew, my brother, my mom, and my husband, all of whom have April birthdays!!!  I love to get together with my family.  There were about 20 people there.

Thursday, April 17, 2014

Splashin' Bliss

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

Mixed Media Painting Interlude-Juliet's Window

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

Celilo Village Salmon Festival and Pow Wow 2013

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

Bathtime Fun 2

Here's our lil guy at his bathtime, looking adorable as usual!  I love how his toes were all wrinkly, and tiny!!!  Very cute!

Tuesday, April 8, 2014

A Cute Day

Yeah he was just super cute!  My fave is his "silly" lips that he used to do when he slept.  My little baby!  He doesn't do that any more!!! He was also sitting up pretty good by then too.  My little!!!  They grow so fast!!!!

Monday, April 7, 2014

Life is Better With You

Here's my cutie reading his first e-book!  LOL!  Oh I miss that little baby he's so HUGE now!  They really do grow up SO fast!

Friday, April 4, 2014

Shelly Belle

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!

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!