Presents

So it’s been a while…

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9 months in fact, since I last posted, which is funny because here are photos of what I’ve been up to — a 9 month project! Gina Morton Photography took these pics during a fun photoshoot in my loft.

It’s been good, but very consuming. Three children, nannying a preemie, a few work projects, volunteering, and doing a lot of eating and sleeping have really taken my time. I have 6-8 weeks left until baby boy arrives and I’m hoping to get plenty of sleep as well as finish up a few projects.

Are you on Instagram? It’s a lot of fun and I post a lot more frequently than I blog! Find me there under the name shepresents.

an interview with Jocefin Field

She: What’s your full name?
Jocefin: Jocefin Estelle Field.

She: How old are you?
Jocefin: 4

She: Who’s your daddy?
Jocefin: Papa. Benjamin.

She: Who’s your mama?
Jocefin: Clara Field.

She: Who are your sisters?
Jocefin: Jaela and Elle Field.

She: Do you have a pet?
Jocefin: No.
She: Do you want a pet?
Jocefin: Yes.
She: What kind?
Jocefin: A polkadot puppy.

She: What do you like to find in your fridge?
Jocefin: Chicken, broccoli, salad, peas, and um….ice cream! And candy!

She: What do you like to drink?
Jocefin: Water, milk, and orange juice.

She:  What’s your favorite breakfast?
Jocefin: Cinnamon swirl and oatmeal. That’s all I like. Orange juice, milk, and water. Yeah, eggs. That’s all. Oh yeah, egg in an egg cup. That’s all. And toast sticks. That’s all.

She: What is your favorite outfit?
Jocefin: Party dress and polkadot shoes.

She: What do you wear outside?
Jocefin: A dress, a skirt, mittens, long sleeves, a hair band, also glasses… sunglasses, a shirt, a jacket because it’s cold outside. And shoes that are polkadot.

She: What’s your favorite joke?
Jocefin: 
“Knock Knock!
Who’s there?
Potato.
Potato who?
Potato-duck!”
and
“What did one wall say to another wall?
Meet you at the corner!”

She: Who are your friends?
Jocefin: Brielle, Riley, Oscar, Henry, Evie, Dakota, Branson, Spencer, Elizabeth, Khiana, Katelyn, Deore, and Leah.

She: What’s your favorite book?
Jocefin: The princess Rapunzel.

She: What do you like about that book?
Jocefin: Because Rapunzel is a princess and I like princesses. And she has a polkadot dress. I also love Cinderella and Sleeping Beauty. And Snow White. And the princess and the frog. And Pocahontas. Don’t forget about her!

an autumn hike to clara lake

fall colors at Clara Lake

Finally! I’ve been wanting to do this for the last five years- I don’t know why it took me this long- because I kind of had to, right? My own lake, after all. We hiked up last Saturday, just me and him, and it was so lovely.

Isn’t it gorgeous?

Lake Clara

Everything was just bursting with fall beauty- moss, a little snow, beautiful yellow larches (a strange and lovely deciduous conifer phenomenon), translucent green water, small bushes and trees turning all colors of autumn.

crazy lovely life

oh yellow

alarms beeping too early
pale pink on a dark blue sky
breakfasting before dawn
fog, cold, quiet
crazy busy mornings

off to : school, work, field trips
don’t forget, grab your lunch
bright sunshine and sunglasses
off to : see the world
painful, beautiful, hard work

sunshine, snacks, homework
a sturdy breeze
bicycles, scooters
favorite games and shows
we’re home again

busy nights
dinner, baths, bedtime stories
sunsets, northern lights, harvest moons
light and dark together
turn off the lights, turn on the nightlight
my little lights shut their eyes, fall asleep
peace

 

what we’ve been up to

It’s been a great summer. Only 4 days left. {!!!} We have really soaked up the hot weather and time with friends and exploring our valley. The girls have had tea parties and sleepovers and picnics. We’ve played in the rivers and lake, digging in the sand and climbing on rocks. {And saw that one snake hiding in the rocks.} I don’t know if we’re ready to start school yet, but we can’t say we didn’t enjoy our summer…because it has been wonderful!

an interview with Henry Smith

Henry, grinning

Last Sunday afternoon I sat down with my nephew, Henry Smith, for an interview after a refreshing swim in a friend’s pool.

She: What’s your favorite car?
Henry: A Mustang. Cause they’re so loud, they go VROOM VROOM.

She: What car are you going to get when you can drive?
Henry: When I’m 16, I’m gonna get a Tesla. When the Tesla gets old, I’ll get a Mustang.

She: What are you going to be when you grow up?
Henry: An adult.

She: What are you going to do for a job?
Henry: Drive a car.

She: Who is in your family?
Henry: My mama, dada, Evie and also myself.

She: Where does your dada work?
Henry: Dada works at amazon.com.

She: Where does your mama work?
Henry: She works. When a nanny comes she works. I don’t know where.

She: What does your nanny do with you?
Henry: My nanny plays with me. Krista, or Katie, my preschool teacher, or Jaela.

She: What’s your favorite game?
Henry: Take the cake. You just roll the dice. And you just shake what number it is.

She: What’s your favorite food?
Henry: Every kind of food.

She: What’s your favorite dessert?
Henry: Every kind of dessert.

She: How old are you?
Henry: I’m 3. I’m going to be 4.

She: What are you going to do when you’re 4?
Henry: Have a cake party.

She: What’s your favorite thing to do with Evie?
Henry: We both like to pretend to drive the 4Runner and the Mazda.

She: One last question, Henry. What are your top 5 favorite cars?
Henry: 1 is Tesla S, 2 is Infiniti, 3 is Aston Martin, 4 is Mustang, and 5 is 4Runner.

And then the interview was over because he was worn out from swimming and wanted to take a nap.