SPREAD THE DAMN WORD
THAT WAS COOL
My hands are too small to do this effectively.
I wish I wasn’t iPod
if you’re on ipod you just hold down the reblog button
wtf just happened??
(via voiceofbassclef)Source: karenamadof
I didn’t know this existed and I’m kind of losing my mind a little. Another reason Sesame Street rules.
This is the sweetest thing ever
Aw this just made my mood better :) thanks big bird!
Max was like what? But I asked him what was wrong with it and he had nothing to say. So booya! lol.
Brestfeeding + Sesame Street :) so cool!
It makes me kinda oddly happy/sad that Kieth always has one of the shortest lines, if not no line, at con, even though he’s always in his booth. It’s nice that he’s approachable, but it sucks that he’s completely ignored by people who are allegedly fans of comics. Amanda and I went to his retrospective at the San Francisco cartoon arts museum in 2008, and there were more people there than I’ve ever seen in line to meet him at the con.
Everyone has an opinion on race, equality, justice, etc. I can’t help but think he was someone’s baby. I’ve thought it over a lot and just can’t get past the fact that he was someone’s precious baby. My mama’s heart can’t take that reality.Source: dailykos.com
Five meals to put into the freezer. Such a good idea!!
Discovered my babies love any kind of smoothie. They weren’t eating very much because it’s so hot. Froze protein strawberry smoothies into Popsicle molds. Delighted babies. Mommy nutritional win.
My Dearest Jude,
You are two and a half years old. You think that the cricket chirping in the kitchen is a bird, and say “hello bird!” whenever you walk by. You know parts of the ABC’s but always skip “h” and “p”. You can count to 13 but always skip “4”. You practice your new skills every day.
Your favorite foods are broccoli, cheese and banana flavored yogurt. Your language is improving and now we can have little conversations. Which always light up my day. You say “notebook” and pretend you are Steve from “Blue’s Clues” and that you can “skadoo”. You say; “Mommy you seen that? blue skadoo’d in the zoo!? Blue skadoo, we can too!” and then you jump over whatever’s handy, mostly me and Daddy. You’re so creative, and have such a big imagination.
You love your Grandpa and Nona and try to find new ways to play every day. You love watering the garden. You asked me to “fisk” a “broken duck” at the park, because he was limping. I see your compassion in everything that you do, you’re so gentle with animals and with your sister, who is your favorite person in the world. You take time to include her in your play, share your snack and toys, and whisper when she’s sleeping.
We let you sleep when you’re tired, and eat when you’re hungry. We try to offer healthy foods and to not stress about when or how much you eat. We try not to limit you unless you might hurt yourself and then depend on short time outs. You hardly ever need one, you’re so cautious and caring. We encourage you to be loud, to feel your feelings and name them, and to try new things. Sometimes I worry that we are too permissive. That we’ll spoil you, or that you won’t have boundaries.
I made you a dress because you like them, and I give you pedicures when you ask me “mommy, toes!?” Much to the dismay of your very traditional Grandfather. And in addition to the traditional mommy worries of owies and other misadventures I worry about you being forced into a gender role that may, or may not, fit like an itchy sweater.
I loved you from the moment I found out that you existed, when you were a blip on a grainy ultra sound. I love getting to know you every day, and I’m excited to see who you become.
I love you my Jude Bear,
Our home. I want our babies to know that the world is beautiful. I’ve been working damned hard to make sure our corner of it is. We’re broke, who isn’t? But I’ve been scouring the flea markets and the thrift shops for little things to fill up their space with beauty.
I feel guilty and frivolous sometimes for worrying about it. But there it is.
Edit; I forgot to mention the two collages are the creative genius of my very generous friend Mandy Slater. <3
I started my veggie garden! I also hacked back the yard for some walking/contemplation space. Come July we should have bell peppers, potatoes carrots, heirloom tomato spinach, chives, tomatillos, grape and roma tomatoes, zucchini, yellow squash, watermelon and pumpkins. I also have lavendar, mint, rosemary, thyme and basil growing from seeds, and an intrepid aloe that just keeps going despite my sometimes overzealous watering.
I’ve been letting Jude help water the “baby plants” and he loves smelling the herby leaves. If all goes well he won’t be traumatized when he turns 13 and realizes that food comes out of the ground, like some other people I know *cough*