we had a one day trip to summer this past monday (it was 72 degrees!) before it went back to the 50's. it felt so good, but now i'm itching for more regular nice weather. but i need to be patient because seattle can be slow to warm up in the spring/summer.
last week was a busy week in general: i went to the inc west seattle open house on monday, followed by a meeting at the inc green lake. wednesday i chaperoned ashford's field trip to the thistle theater in our neighborhood for a puppet show. there are 12 kids in his class and there were 5 adults, so it went smoothly. azalea's class was there too! friday was my usual volunteer stint in azalea's class. if i haven't said it before, i am so happy with the balance in my life right now. i get to do a mixture of parenting, working from home part time, helping out with the coworking space, and volunteering in azalea's class during the week. it is the perfect set up for me, and i try not to take it for granted.
friday night we made grilled chicken tacos for dinner, and spent a lot of time outside in the early evening. the extra daylight is so nice! it even is starting to delay the kids asking to turn on the tv. win-win!
saturday morning we took the bus to the uw campus to see the cherry blossoms with thatcher's coworker chris, his wife misty, and their daughter penny (who is a little older than ashford). uw is the place to go in seattle for cherry blossoms because there are a ton of them in the quad. typically this weekend is peak bloom, but it seemed to be a little behind this year. it was also gray and cool out, so it didn't make for the best viewing conditions, but it was still pretty. the kids had fun running around and playing hide and seek. i guess we didn't get any pictures with our friends in them. oops!
taken by azalea :)
ashford and i took a nap together on the couch when we got home, while azalea and thatcher worked on a school project. we made pizza for dinner and hung out at home the rest of the night.
sunday we had no plans. i needed to do a little work that i didn't finish during the week, so i headed to java bean, and thatcher took the kids out in ballard to joann fabrics to get some painting supplies for azalea's project and to the farmers market. in the afternoon, i took the kids to the library to get some new books, then we all went up to the park to ride bikes/scooters. it ended up being a beautiful afternoon! ashford fell asleep on my shoulder when we got home. he never naps this much! i hope he's not coming down with something. we made smoked salmon pasta for dinner and relaxed the rest of the night.
hope you had a good weekend too!