Weekending 33

This weekend I was bound and determined to get back on the weekending horse. And then I half failed. It was an overall super great, chill, busy, productive weekend. And I completely failed to bring the camera to our big dinner out with out of town friends at a Bavarian-style beer hall AND our Easter brunch with two very hungry bebes. But I promise, sometimes we do get to do grown up things and our entire lives do not revolve around Gabriel. Photo evidence to the contrary.

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On Saturdays we go to baby break dancing class. For mom version Lauren it is stressful and nerve wracking. I want Gabe to have fun, I want him to feel like this is something doable, I want him to listen and try new things, I want the other kids to be nice to him. For normal version Lauren this is so my JAM! I have to stop myself from responding to the teacher when she asks for responses. “Lauren, this is for the kids… THE KIDS.” Cuz, it is really fun. And I love to shake my groove thang. And the teacher is a break dancer named Anna Banana Freeze and she is the COOLEST.

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Gabe learned how to “freeeeeeze!” like a badass with a stinky face and he is …. really good at it.

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He is mostly interested in kissing himself in the mirror but last weekend we made some progress at listening to instructions and trying new things. Next weekend is week 3. I won’t be there because Ill be in MN, but I have high hopes for continued learning awesomeness.

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On Easter we blew bubbles in the park. It really was this neon green because that is the color of Spring time in Seattle. It’s so bright and full of NEW LIFE in all caps it threatens to melt your face off with brightly colored joy nature.

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Nearby in the park there was a guy playing some sort of elfin flute thing. There were also Larpers. It was basically like living inside a fairy tale.

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(OMG SO PREGNANT)

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We also played with sidewalk chalk for the first time. It was awesome and held Gabe’s attention for a really long time in toddler minutes.

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Also his butt was covered in multi colored chalk and I thought you might appreciate that.

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There was a lot of spring frolicking.

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And what is Easter without a donut with chochos (sprinkles)?

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Gabe is an eternal motion machine. Sometimes we get creative.

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This is where Gabe prefers to stand when we watch a movie. He IMAXES it … we work to convince him he should maybe not stand with his nose pressed to the screen.

Today I am on a flight to Minneapolis/St. Paul to attend a writing conference! I will be gone until Sunday! But I will try and post a few times this week. I am nervous to be gone from Gabe for this long, the longest I have EVER EVER EVER been away from him. I will miss him, but I will also get a bed to myself and a bathroom to myself and be able to do things in the evenings without the awareness of toddler bedtime or attention span timers. It will be glorious and freeing and sad and I will miss my little family immensely. I’m sure I’ll have thoughts later.

6 thoughts on “Weekending 33”

  1. OMG baby breakdancing! That’s amazing. We started Evie in gymnastics around 2, for a similar reason – she is in perpetual motion so we figured we’d better teach her how to to a somersault properly. It was chaos for the first several months. It hit so many of my anxiety triggers, but we kept at it because she loved it. After a few months, she started following directions around the same time I stopped caring so much about her following directions – go figure.

    How exciting to be going on a solo trip! Have a fab time!

  2. Hey, welcome to MN! Could you bring some of that spring with you, please? It’s so brown and cold and dreary here right now.

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