*A toddler who moves on his legs of his own volition; not a cast member or fan of The Walking Dead.
- Noah is walking! He has taken several steps a handful of times now. Each time he has walked it was at the home of one or the other sets of grandparents. That made us realize he isn’t walking at our house because our furniture is quite spaced out, so he can’t move one or two feet at a time and thus he chooses to drop to his knees and crawl. Interesting that even our babies base their decisions on quick, imperceptible judgments about their environment.
- My parents, siblings, the kids, and I went to the Eiteljorg Museum last weekend to see the Ansel Adams exhibit. It was gorgeous. I loved everything about spending the day with my family. I wish we were able to do things like that more often, because as a group they are most of my favorite people in the world.
- Aria was pleased to see the chiropractor and his screwdriver this week. Turns out (we asked), the thing she calls a “screwdriver” is actually an activator. Either way, she was happy to go and extremely concentrated on the process while he worked on her back. Noah was not enthused, but he didn’t cry through his adjustment, so I’m calling it a win.
- I’ve spent the last couple days at the Mixwest Conference in Indy. It’s been fantastic. I highly recommend it. You can come with me next year, yeah? We’ll make it a party. The insights I’m picking up have actually spurred so many ideas I am a bit freaked out about how I could possibly even download them all in a constructive fashion – and I thrive on ideas and information. It’s a good conference.
- Since I was heading down anyway, today the kids and my mom came down with me and are going to the zoo with my brother. When I got Aria up at 6am, she groggily said, “Hi, Mom” and, moments later, “Where we going?” with a sweet smile. Those little moments are priceless.
You’ll notice this post is on time for once. That’s because I’m just at a conference, not actively parenting. 😉