Testing out a post from my phone with a glut of food pics.
For personal amusement and curiosity, I took photos of the kids’ food for a day. Simon and Lotus still aren’t friends with vegetables but aren’t exactly living on just cereal and bread with Nutella…but close. 😉
Simon says, “Soup for dinner and the cereal is gone? I’m not hungry.”
My little garden harvest so far…
PS posting from the phone is not easy, but an option. Yay for travel blogging!
Our little dog friend, Luke, had his sleepy time medicine today and we are sad but it went really well.
Lots of snuggles this morning…
15.5 years my little buddy.
After my early morning bike ride, I picked the wild blackberries on the trail and took them home to make pie ahead of time.
The euthanasia was done at home with the whole family gathered around close on the living room floor. Then we took his body out into the backyard for the burial. We plan on placing a nice grave marker over the spot later.
Everyone had a piece of pie to celebrate his life and that was that. The kids are sad but I think having them involved in every step of the process helped a lot. We’ll miss you, buddy!
Time to clear some of the photos on my phone. It’s sad the camera stays home now, but phone cameras are getting better and better.
We’ve added some hooks to get the guitars up on the wall and this spot has become a nice music “room.”
Xander has taken to guitar amazingly well and it is quickly becoming a passion. He gravitates to it first thing in the morning and practices multiple times a day. He also figured out how to play the same songs on the piano. Woot!
I’ve signed up for a bike tour in Yellowstone and Grand Teton National Parks in September. It’s going to be eight glorious days of vacation for me, myself and I…and all the other ladies on the tour. I will have my own hotel room each night, I’ll get great cycling exercise and I’ll get to see Yellowstone for the first time. I am stoked!
The longest cycling day is 50 miles and the most I’ve ridden is 30, so I have a bit of training to do. I’m supposed to do two shorter rides and one longer ride per week, building up in time. Xander and Simon joined me for an 11 mile ride. I love seeing my little guys ride…
We tried out disc golf for the first time. It was a lot of fun!
Mom wanted a mother-daughter selfie at the restaurant. Birthday breakfast for my mama! Ugh, my hair. I am so close to cutting it.
Our little guy, Luke, has had a rough few days and we are hoping he can pull through it but preparing just in case. He’s been our little shadow and part of the family through most of my 20s and all of my 30s. It will be a huge loss.
I grabbed one of his puppy photos and paired it with one from today. He sure was a cute little ewok!
Xander and I did an 8 mile hike in Forest Park. One of my kids actually wanted to do a longer hike with me and did great! Woohoo! Hiking buddy!
I have always been interested in backpacking, since my guided backpacking trip in college, and I’m hoping to start collecting gear and do a trip soon. Xander is definitely interested, and maybe Simon too!
This tree garland had notes from children, thanking someone for teaching them about the forest and also hoping that that someone doesn’t die. We wondered if that someone was the tree itself??
I love seeing Xander get overwhelmed by the beauty of it all and break out his iPod for a photo…
“Better than the Octopus Tree (on the coast) and it doesn’t have a ‘no climbing’ sign.”
Xander’s new prescription sunglasses are working out nicely.
He enjoyed a nice day out for dinner and a movie, with one of his friends, on Saturday. Today we went out for breakfast with Grandma at the Blue Moon Cafe. No tiny amounts of food at that place! The kids got a kick out of the giant plates.