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).
(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!)
How was your weekend?