Happy Birthday, Earth!

September 18, 2019

 Happy 4th birthday to this crazy boy!

Blueberry "Pancakes"

September 12, 2019

   At home, Sunday mornings mean pancakes so I thought I would try to bring a little bit of that here for Earth. 

A Morning on Cherokee

September 9, 2019


  A sweet friend invited Earth and I to join their family and some other friends for a morning sail last weekend.  I've only been out on their boat once before so I was excited to go.  I didn't get too many pictures because I didn't want to risk dropping my phone in the water but here are a few from our day:

The Labor Day Fun

September 5, 2019

Our Labor day fun started two weeks before Labor day when Earth, his godfather, and a good friend signed up for the cardboard boat race.  Two engineers, one toddler, cardboard, and duct tape? Sounds like fun to me!

Sitting Like a Lady

September 3, 2019

  When I was growing up, my mom taught me to "sit like lady": shoulder up, back straight, legs crossed at the knee.  Sitting like that showed that you were polite and proper and grown up.  I wanted to be all those things so I learned to sit that way- until recently. 
  Now that I'm living on Ebeye and in a Marshallese environment everyday, I've started doing some things the way they do, and Marshallese ladies don't sit with their legs crossed.  When you sit, your legs are straight out in front of you, knees closed.  It's taking some practice but I'm getting the hang of it.  I know that Earth and I will stand out here no matter what we do but there's nothing wrong with trying to fit in a little bit.
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