Tag Archives: village life

Out with a Roar

Well it’s that time again, folks! Another week of super-fun has come and gone and I barely have time to pause here now to share with you a Spanish alphabet’s worth of highlights from all the great (and some bitter-sweet) … Continue reading

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The More the Merrier!

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Greetings all, from the catbird seat! For the last week, we’ve been having even more fun than we were already — more than I thought possible in some senses… And why, how, what on earth is responsible for this astounding … Continue reading

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W.O.W. — Week of Wonder!

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Greetings friends, followers, and new-founds! The dial here in our little corner of the universe have been set to auto-fun for the last week, and I’m just now having a moment to “come up for air” and tell you all about … Continue reading

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Out with a Splash!

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Well, for those of you who are new here or have not been following along: We’ve been in Santa Cruz for the last month and a half. Woohoo for “short Winter”, Missoula is getting hammered with some of the most … Continue reading

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The Self-Authenticating Adult, or How to be a Super-Hero to your Kid

Echo decided that she wanted to climb the Redwood in Juju and Bonnie’s backyard (not actually pictured above… this one’s just to give you the impression of it, since, regrettably, I took no pictures from under the particular tree in question). … Continue reading

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Compound Bliss

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If you’ve been keeping up with my latest posts, then you already know we’ve spent the last several weeks in a state of perpetual enjoyment. Snugged up as we are in the lap of Natalie’s family stomping grounds, we’ve been … Continue reading

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Yo-Yo Lessons

Juju has been teaching Xi how to yo-yo. He brought over this lovely classic orange Duncan butterfly — straight out of the 80s — and told the girls he wanted them to be able play with it if they liked. … Continue reading

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And the Beat goes ON!

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We’ve settled into a lovely rhythm in our Santa Cruzian life. And now, the days mete out their joyful goings-on in pretty cycles to which we’re all starting to sway and dance. Every day has it’s own tidal minutia — … Continue reading

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Sixth Birthday Celebration Part Two

So this girl had a birthday party. What with Spew-fest 2013, and school, and work, I wasn’t able to get to sharing all of the glory with you until now — my apologies, if you were left wondering… The forecast … Continue reading

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Vaca-tion!

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Well, summer is running away with us, as usual! We’ve been spending our days in lemonade stands, ice creams, farmer’s/craft markets, trips to the library, gardening, fresh produce of all kinds, and daily jaunts to our favorite river spot. It … Continue reading

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Five

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Well, as many of you likely already know, our little baby Echo turned 5 this passed week. I just can’t figure out how I could have been watching her everyday so intensely, and practicing mindful presence in so many of … Continue reading

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The Middle One is 8!(!?)

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(Blink) WHOOOOOOOOSH That’s how fast the years seemed to have gone by. In fact, wasn’t I just yesterday writing the Seven post — now I am writing the 8th birthday post?! How does this time thing work anyway? One day, one … Continue reading

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Four!

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It’s true. Our littlest little bird is actually four now… (?!)  I heard her playing alone in the loft this morning, with all the fanfare and celebration of her birthday passed, and she stopped at one point and mentioned to … Continue reading

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Guess Who’s Coming for Breakfast…

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We have some news. And here is the expression on Bella’s face when she got to enjoy the objects of said news… Echo has three new things in the doll sling. I bet you can’t guess what they are… Can … Continue reading

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Plays Well with Others…

I’m eventually going to write a book (or at least a chapter of one) taking apart, limb by limb, the current idea of “socialization” as defined by making our children spend all day with 30 other kids their age and … Continue reading

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