Saturday, November 28, 2015

Santa Train

Our nephew/cousin is very into trains and so my brother and sister in law planned a trip up to Georgetown to take the Santa train to celebrate his 2nd birthday today.  We were lucky to have both of his sets of grandparents join him.  
 Our little fam.
 The santa aboard the train was one of the most respectful and gentle santas I have seen.  He said multiple times to all the kids, "You do not have to sit on my lap" and "Your parents teach you to be weary of strangers, you can tell me from afar what you would like for Christmas if you don't feel comfortable".  Some kids felt more comfortable, others didn't and either way was fine with him.  

 Wes was pretty unsure about Santa, but he was so interested in his big cousins that he followed them over to see Santa.
This cute bundle slept the whole day carried by his dad.

The elves gave out candy canes and bells, a highlight for Adler.  

when he was small

Friday, November 27, 2015

So much love

"Take a picture of me doing mindfulness"

One of the many things I love about Alder's class is that they incorporate mindfulness practice into their school day. Adler was helping (sort of) me setup the little home studio to take some family photos later in the day when he suddenly insisted that I take a picture of him "doing mindfulness." I was happy to oblige and got one serous and one smiling. I like the former but he prefers the latter because his "hands are right." Seems he's still got some room to grow on the nonjudgmental piece. 

Thursday, November 26, 2015


Watching a magic show in the evening at the conference I was at during our trip to Southern California in June.