Tuesday, May 20, 2014

Tuesday Potpourri

Sometimes the worry of being a parent and "getting it right" can be overwhelming. There are days, many, where feel like I make a million mistakes.

I stumbled across this last week:

“Do not ask your children to strive for extraordinary lives. Such striving may seem admirable, but it is the way of foolishness. Help them instead to find the wonder and the marvel of an ordinary life. Show them the joy of tasting tomatoes, apples and pears. Show them how to cry when pets and people die. Show them the infinite pleasure in the touch of a hand. And make the ordinary come alive for them. The extraordinary will take care of itself.” - William Martin

Beautiful. What a privilege to be a parent.


Mother's Day weekend was a fabulous combination of shopping, being outside, festivals, and family time. Here are a few (late!) photos from our weekend:

Shopping for vintage and handmade goodies at the Hobnob Market with some of my favorite ladies! This was the crazy pop-up storm that blew threw and nearly took all the tents with it!
This is the lovely table I bought for my darling daughters at the market. The VERY NEXT day Lillian decided to break open a bottle of bright orange nail polish and paint her entire foot, splatter painting the new table and our carpet in the process. The carpet was redeemed, the table, not so much. Looks like I have another painting job to add to the list!
Fishing didn't last too long, but the geese were entertaining.
We stumbled into a music festival on our way to the butcher shop. Lucky us!
Blurry church cell phone pic...the only family photo we got on mothers' day...hey, I'll take it!


And finally...some photos from this past Sunday at the May Days Carnival. It was a small-ish carnival in a Rural King parking lot, but the kids had a blast! (Well, not Lilly, she sat in her stroller the whole time making a mess of popcorn and funnel cake.)

Behold, the dragon ride of TERROR!

Whew, still with me?! That was a lot of photos!

Happy Tuesday friends!

Monday, May 5, 2014