Sunday, September 5, 2010

the weekend

This weekend I had gifts of

a bit of time alone (and a friend who went above and beyond to make it happen)
late night talking with Clint
coffee with a friend
reading books's been a few weeks (now, to commit to just one!)
remembering what got me in to social work/psychology (and feeling passionate even though I don't necessarily have concrete ways it is being played out in my life)
the start of fall-ish weather
many infant smiles

Tonight between dinner and bedtime I put a blanket out in front of our apartment.  Evee and I had talked about reading books on a blanket all afternoon, but it hadn't happened yet. 

Clint made his way out there with Evee and Iris while I started on dishes.  After taking a quick peak at them outside, I thought...why am I doing dishes?...I headed out. 

We had such a short window of daylight and of time before Evee went to bed. 

I'm sure looking back (and often even now) I will also feel that there is such a short window of childhood, of times like this one. 

Not too long later I headed inside to feed Iris.  Clint was reading to Evee when I left.  When I went back to the door to call out that it was getting to be "about that time" there I saw them - on their backs, side-by-side, holding hands, looking up at the sky while talking.


  1. This one brought tears to my eyes. So sweet, and yes, the years go by so fast. Embrace them with joy and catch all you can.

    Love you!

  2. Are you kidding me... both on their backs, holding hands. Totally lost it.