Emma has been volunteering in the bonsai garden as much as she can. She used a chopstick and tweezers to remove moss, weeds and snails from the top soil of the trees.
We caught maiki in a family selfie on our outing. It’s sweet how much taller Emma is in each photo.
We had an afternoon of perfect 70° weather for a play date. These days the girls love to climb trees.
Making lots of yummy things in the kitchen, like this pot of beans that slow cooked in the oven. I have baked a lot of bread, including my favorite olive bread with rosemary and a pumpkin pie with rich coconut milk.
Yesterday 163,000 new cases of covid-19 were reported in the U.S. I feel like it will be a long time still before the weight of this novel virus that I feel pressing on my chest will go away. The weight of worry a mother carries for her child’s future.
We are present and thankful. We exercise our patience and sometimes feel frustrated but we know we are okay. These pictures remind me we are more than okay.
Today we used our friends car and drove just five miles to get to gorgeous redwoods. We visited this regional park in November and I was eager to return. It smells so good and fresh with the scent of bay laurel and redwoods.