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lately in july

The concerts in the park have begun and we are so excited. Listening to the Oakland municipal band is such a special activity for our family.

Also the nearby green monster climber has been repaired.

We went out to breakfast and visited stores in Emeryville last week. maiki was happy to find Jolt cola at BevMo. He was so jazzed.

Judy got a hammock for her backyard and we tried it out. First picture is Judy reading a Beatrix Potter book to Emma. It was so sweet to hear them discussing “The Two Bad Mice.” There is a lot of older language and Judy gave great explanations to Emma’s many questions. Next I laid in the hammock and I finally get what all the fuss is about. It was so relaxing!

Emma Clover’s room has a great sunny spot for us to lizard in. She likes to place her sequin purse in this spot and make her room sparkle all over. It is quite beautiful!

playing with art supplies and drinking champagne

playing with art supplies and drinking champagne

We visited the Flax art store to attend their pen fair. It was really an enjoyable time. maiki and Judy both purchased pens and ink. They use fountain pens that have converters so that one can refill their pens ink. This is a big advantage because one does not have to keep tossing out plastic ink cartridges.

The pens all wrote beautifully and are much smoother than my beginner nib that I bought for calligraphy years ago. I may also want to level up to a fancy fountain pen one day as well. They made my handwriting look beautiful. 🙂

In addition to neat pens Flax has gorgeous art supplies. We all had so much fun writing and drawing and experimenting. I love that Clover brought her own small journal in her pocket to write and draw in.

Clover lately in photos

I have been taking Emma to school in the morning and picking her up each afternoon. It has been quite cold and we wear all of our layers. On the walk to school we see turkeys on the walk home we see cats. It is a good time to chat and hear about her school days.

Some Saturdays we hang out with Judy. This particular afternoon in Temescal we showed her our favorite places, like the reuse store, Baggu store and Ruby’s Garden. We had just made snickerdoodles cookies and eaten quite a few so we had to skip Curbside Creamery.

Here she is with her beloved ice cream fish at the Koreana plaza marketplace where we bought a large fifteen pound bag of rice. Thankfully we brought it home in our cool rolling cart. Here is an older picture of Clover eating ice cream fish from 2014.