I love these sorts of little festivals and can't wait to being you to them. You are going to be a rainbow baby!
This is also the one year anniversary of me getting involved with Gay Central Valley. A lot has changed in the last year... and most of those changes have been good. I hope you grow up in a world were there is more equality and less bigotry.
Another day with Ashley and Richard. He is walking along the side of the couch now, and it is so so so cute!
So far we mainly watch kids movies that I missed because I was too old or too married or too busy to see.
Daddy and I have been talking a lot about how much (if any) TV we are going to expose you to. I'm thinking your TV/movies exposure wil be pretty light.... I grew up in a house without a TV and I think it did wonder for my imagination.
Daddy took me to a quiet spot overlooking the Santa Cruz beach. We could see the Boardwalk, we could see the water, we could see the beach where we used to spend our Friday nights listening to music and relaxing.
And then, after a beautiful (but sort of private speech) he asked me to marry him, and I of course said YES!!!
It wasn't a surprise, we had been planning on getting officially engaged for a while now, I even knew it was going to happen sometime this spring.
It was perfect. I twas just... perfect.
We spent the rest of the day visiting old haunts in Santa Cruz, eating good food, and saying the word "fiance-" over and over again.
For dinner we joined a whole slew of friends for a potluck and got to share the happy news.
Today was one of the happiest most relaxed and perfect days of my life.
We go a whole bunch of oranges from Aunt Kelly in Gilroy. Today I noticed that one had rolled off the counter and onto the floor. when I went to get it, I realized it had a little leaf... well it was the only one to have a leaf and for the smallest of moments I wondered if it had grown a leaf while on the floor int he sunshine.
It was 99 degrees today! But I made people hunt for eggs anyway!
We had a few people over, we watched bad movies (a delight of your fahter, I'm a bit more on the fence as to the joy of bad movies), and we ate waaaaaay too much candy.
But, isn't that what holidays are all about?
When I was little, Easter was all about a new Sunday dress and a fancy meal. But then again, the holiday was centered around the religious significance... whereas Daddy and I don't do the religon thing and so today was about hanging out with friends and wearing comfy clothes.
Aunt Robin makes these great hand painted eggs, super delicate, super pretty. She decided to sell them at the Art hop tonight so we swung by her booth to visit.
I had never heard of people hand painting eggs before I met Aunt Robin, it just makes me realize how many different hobbies and crafts are out there! I can't wait to see what sorts of hobbies and crafts you end up taking a shine to :)
A very nice lady named Mary sent me this book. I have already read it to you twice. I hope to keep reading to you as you grow inside me... that way you will be used to hearing my voice (and Daddy's voice) and maybe, just maybe, you will like being read to when you are out and on our laps.
We buy you a book every month, a little tradition that we hope to continue. What fun it will be to go book shopping with you when you are old enough to pick out your own books!