finally! the rain has cleared and so has my head! we've been getting out for strolls and collecting leaves in the sunshine. yesterday i walked into town and ada slept and slept, for almost 3 hours, so i kept on walking... it was a perfect fall afternoon, a hot cafe vanilla in hand and some phone calls with friends. then, as luck would have it, we ran into jen, right in front of the bakery. i had just 4 dollars with me and the loaves of (amazing) bread are 5 (and worth every penny i assure you!) so she spotted me the buck and we both left with loaves of bread and a soft homemade pretzel in hand to share. another hour or so of walking and chatting the afternoon away was just perfect. so nice to run into a friend.
we celebrated j's birthday last week with a trip one of our favorite spots for books, dinner and cupcakes. ada cooperated and we had all had a great time, it even felt a little bit like life before baby when we were "free" to poke around book shops and have leisurely meals next to waterfalls... this time, dinner involved me sitting awkwardly so that she didn't get peanut noodles dripped in her ear. (hard to eat with a sleeping baby strapped to your chest!) but we are lucky that she's a happy camper and that she goes with the flow, so evenings out are getting easier and easier.
it was a perfect afternoon, so we even took a little family portrait to mark the occasion.
i've also started a yoga class again which is wonderful. it is conveniently located right across the street from our house, and is one hour, 3x a week. just escaping to the mat alone for 3 hours a week leaves me feeling like a new woman.
i'm not one to share too many other things that i find on the interwebs here, well, just because there is SO much and i tend to get overwhelmed, but here's one spot that i've discovered and think is absolutely lovely. i can so relate to everything she has to say... the day to day with a new one can be so unbelievably challenging! we're incredibly lucky to have lots of support and chances to escape, but man oh man, i can totally relate.
speaking of challenging, you may have guessed that i haven't gotten my squam pictures out of the camera yet, and you would be right about that. umph. (see above comment about the day to day life with a newborn) my camera is officially broken and i've been snapping shots with my iphone lately. not bad though! see some more here.
we're off to a fall festival this weekend!
hooray for fall and the first columbus day weekend in years that i haven't been trapped in my art show booth instead! so excited to get out and explore...
i'll be back next week with my BIG announcement. can't wait to finally spill the beans!!!