Real life included for us a Valentine's Day gift of head lice, and a month of frantic hair combing and massive amounts of laundry. We have a whole heck of a lot of hair, thanks to this mama's good genes.
Some of us have a little less hair now. I did not pull most of mine out, but felt like it. Strange how life's little beasties can really get to us. And while this real life was happening, we had to slow down, and do things quite simply, and comb hair, groom each other. It really puts you in touch with your primate roots.
Meanwhile, another Valentine's Day gift also happened:
Something else exciting happened this month: My buddy Joel Mason came to town to visit his little sis Tessa who goes to Lewis and Clark and we all took the day and went out to Multnomah Falls for a little real life, Oregon style. It was incredibly awesome to just be with Joel again. One day maybe I'll post some old-school photos of travel with Joel. He is a soul brother and I'm so glad he has a good reason to visit here often
And, in VERY REAL LIFE:: BIRTHDAYS!
LUCY SKY IS 9 YEARS OLD!
Happy birthday to my beautiful girl!
And GUS IS 12 YEARS OLD!!! OH MY GOODNESS!
He even lit all of his own candles!
And... in other news, no less exciting, we have a new family member! Her name is Dexi (but she's called Dixie and Dax, too!) and she is sweet sweet sweet! She is also the subject of PHOTOSUNDAY this time. Check it out!
Sometimes we have to use the leash for Forest, too:
In daily real life: We have been sorta arty around here. I took the awesome e-course
Forest wakes up in the morning and says, "Paint, now, mama!" So, he paints:
And mama paints too, making some Affirmation Trading Cards! This is part of a much bigger project that I'm workin on. (Details soon!)
And, last but not least, we celebrated Pi day on 3.14: