today school is cancelled due to snow. oh well that’s how life goes. zelda’s on a pretend vacation to iowa, packing as i type. bittersweet, missing family, but very happy at the new snow. maybe we’ll bust out the sled today. things have been a little bit like that of late, things not always going to plan, but turning out well or at least ok regardless, which is a little stressful for a planner like me. here are some good examples: this blog. neglected more than we want. that said, what’s on here makes us happy. i love to read back through the posts. its like looking at a scrapbook. i was just looking through and i’m disappointed we didn’t take a yearly portrait of zelda like we typically do each year, but the picture of her on her birthday is pretty sweet and so is the video, which is zelda’s favorite (her words). zelda’s hair. oh my! we washed it this weekend and in going through it to detangle we found matted sections. it was gross. we decided to straighten it to make sure every last strand was detangled, clean and moisturized. what we found was a lot of dead ends and little knots that had to be cut. a 2 inch home hair cut? why not. it looks cute and is a lot healthier. plus these resulting little braided buns are so cute.
food. zelda has always been a good eater. these days she wants her food different. the upside is that if we just make it look different that usually does the trick. last night she slurped up the long pieces of kale from her soup and then asked for seconds. yay!
our house. the place is a little messier and little less organized than i’d like. but the upside is that we opened anchorage community house, a project we are proud of, but that hasn’t been without some growing pains in the short time it’s been in existence and required some diversion of energies (and furniture) from our house to the one across the way. plus, when you can be playing games or making music, why would you want to clean?
so all of that is to say, sorry for the radio silence this past while. luckily instagram posts our pics to facebook so we are around, just not always here. life ticks on by and we try to make the most of each day however it comes and for us that’s perfectly imperfect.
we are doing our best to embrace the holiday season and winter. the snow isn’t great, which has dampened our spirits a bit, but that doesn’t mean we’re not finding other ways to have fun. tonight its cookie decorating, going for a ride on a moose and taking a driving tour of christmas lights. and its time to get zelda from school so our adventures can begin!
here are a few things we found delight in this week:
a 3 year old’s excitement for christmas is hard to beata lake already cleared for us to go ice skating and only a block from the house!soup on cold nights and the goofiness that accompanies dinner most nights. we even love the negotiations about how many pieces of candy she gets from the advent calendar because we know there’s only one there and we got her to finish her soup in order to get it!
boxes still make the best toys.
counter concerts before school brighten up the dark morning.