Our weekend was lazy, ordinary and wonderful in its non-eventfulness. And now here are more pictures than you would probably care for, but i borrowed a camera from a friend and had a lot of fun.
“It’s not just about ‘point A and then point B’” she said, “it’s also about the journey from point A to point B.”
My yoga teacher was trying to get us to move from warrior 2 into half moon pose without pushing off our back foot. It’s actually pretty hard to get there without pushing off, but i think her point was to just pay attention to the transition, the journey, between the two poses.
Since we haven’t had a car for our entire time in Seattle, I find that I am constantly aware of transitions. When it takes 20 minutes to walk to the supermarket with a toddler, there’s no such thing as pushing off from point A to point B. If I don’t relish the journey (AKA stopping at every rose, every kitty cat, every interesting rock) then I’d be spending a lot of time stressing out.
Now that the rain has arrived in full force, we have decided to get a car. What would usually be a meandering 20 minutes each way to the supermarket will now be a 2 minute drive in the rain.
So I will try to pay attention to the adorable conversations Mika and I are starting to have. (“Owie mama!” “Oh, what happened my love?” “I hurt my finger” “Oh no!” “It’s ok mama, it happens”)
I will try to pay attention to the glorious colors that surround us right now as the leaves turn from green to bright orange, yellow and red. The transition from summer into fall is my favourite transition of them all.
Almost one year ago, stopping to enjoy the journey in a pile of leaves.
friday night was family happy hour in the sun with friends, followed by fancy pizza and a late night bus ride home with my baby girl strapped to my chest.
saturday morning was early morning running, followed by cat feeding & plant watering and pancake eating on a friend’s balcony. we each read the new yorker and national geographic until we could barely stand the sun any longer then we made a poorly timed family visit to the zoo as all the animals seemed to be sleeping – except the snakes (mika’s favourite?!). yoga and work during nap-time, then a long walk to a BBQ in a gorgeous backyard with beautiful people.
sunday was for papa to sleep in. mika and i cuddled and danced and peed in the potty. when papa got up we walked through the farmer’s market nibbling on apricots and cherries. then i drank coconut tea and we headed home for naptime. another run and more yoga during naptime then guacamole making and showering before heading up the hill for our first taste of s’mores, toddler BFFs and new friends.
so much goodness.
adele arrived at the beginning of the week and we’ve pretty much eaten our way through all of our favourite places in Seattle. so this weekend was full of berries and mexican food and pancakes and chocolate and movies and markets and scrabble and parks and ‘i can’t believe that it’s been an entire week’ and ‘must.stop.eating’ sorts of statements.
also, mika had a bit of a stroller accident which explains her ‘moustache-like’ wound. (although i’ll admit it IS kind of hard to tell the wound from the chocolate/berries facemask combo).
next week is gonna feel a whole lot slower.