Weekend-ing

This weekend was about two things: getting back into being home and visiting with the fabulous people of Kamel’s video game world who were all in town for PAX. I have pretty massive issues with PAX, but our corner of the video game world includes a lot of amazing people who are creative and excited and passionate about what they do. Basically I miss them all and always feel energized and fantastic after spending time with them. <3

We also spent time with my parents on Sunday and on Monday went and played at the park/beach where I grew up. There is something magical about seeing your child experience the beach you first went to alone, spent so many chilly mornings running along, and so many afternoon and evening walks.

We had a great labor day and now it is September – which is blowing me away. Where did this summer go? Is it really the tip of Fall? I’m excited for chilly evenings, sweaters and jackets, being able to snuggle with Kamel instead of migrating to our far away corners to wallow in the sweltering heat. But there were also so many things I wanted to do this summer that we haven’t been able to get to! Whale watching! Mt. St. Helens! The peninsula! Thankfully the fall has more adventures in store, and more weekend-ing.

This photo project has been a challenge at times – a challenge to be mentally present, thoughtful, and look behind my little world to the world around us. It is easy to get caught up in the business of the day, the schedules, the diaper bag, nap time, laundry. So I’ll be counting for 100 weekends until this project is complete. If you’d like to do your own weekending posts, make sure to link them in comments. This post is Weekend-ing 16 (if you’re keeping track).

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(Gabe eats so much spinach + scrambled eggs! It is the only way right now that we can get him to eat any greens. But parenting win!)

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(Goooooodbye, Summer!)

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How was your weekend?

11 thoughts on “Weekend-ing”

  1. I’m in extreme denial about summer being over. The weather this weekend was a hard, in your face reality check. I’m just not ready for boots and tights and rain. Need more sun on my face first. (And I also have a bunch of things I wanted to do but ran out of time for.)

    1. Ha. That was an unfortunate have-to vs want-to scenario. I kept my arm across his lap like a harness the entire time and ate with my left hand. He kept trying to stand up or scoot down under the table. We are not QUITE there yet.

          1. I absolutely respect restaurants that are not kid friendly, I love going somewhere without my child and having no other children around. But if you ARE kid friendly it really drives me bonkers when there are limitations to where they will put high chairs. Especially when we have to wait for a table and giving up this one maybe would have cost us another half hour of waiting. Grrr. So booster we did. Not awesome. Not do that again for a while.

  2. Yes, PLEASE sign me up for sweaters and chilly evenings and scarves. I am buying myself a pair of Frye boots when I turn 30 in a month (WHAT? OMG), so I’m pretty excited about fall clothing.

  3. Thank you for doing your photos! They are so relaxing-looking. And you’ll have an awesome photo book/collection to look back on, should you decide to print them.

    We spent the weekend hiking and beaching in Delaware with some dear friends, which made summer feel never-ending. Here’s hoping…

  4. First days of Spring here! We’ve been slowly moving through the house and shedding ‘stuff’. Bring on summer, although it’s going to be an incredibly hot one after a really mild winter. I’m looking forward to Daylight Savings and long, sunshiney evenings.

  5. I recognize Skillet…which is one of the things I miss most about Seattle. We lived close by and went far more often than we should have…the poutine! Looks like a fun weekend on your end. Here we moved rocks in our new yard (that is really just dirt and not yard at all) and unpacked boxes!

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