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Catch the Moment 366 – Week 39

267 | Sept 23, Fri – It’s the most wonderful time of the year… OKTOBERFEST!!! Joe and I got to go out on a date night, which we pretty much only do about once a year for Oktoberfest. It was rough trying to get out the door, many obstacles stood in our way, and then somehow, the stars aligned and it all worked out. Our amazing friend, Sarah, babysat for us, and then we were off, drinking beer, enjoying some brats and sauerkraut, and dancing the Chicken Dance. It was seriously a super fun night, and then when we got home, Homer was snug in bed, soundly asleep. So glad it all worked out so perfectly!
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Friends!
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Catch the Moment 366 – Week 26

176 | June 24, Fri – Homer fell asleep with his head on my shoulder as I read him his bedtime stories. He felt so soft and snuggly. When I shifted a bit, his soft hand slid down my arm and flopped gently onto the bed. I took his hand in mine, and he just stayed asleep as I admired the beauty of it, our hands together, holding onto not only his hand but that moment, his sweetness, wishing I could freeze time. Is there anything sweeter than cuddling with my darling sleeping boy who is growing all the time, yet still so small? I treasure him immeasurably..
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Catch the Moment – Week 21

141 | May 20, Fri – Let me tell you about Homer meeting Dolly the Pony at Fox Hollow Farm. He was SO scared! He insisted on getting off immediately the first time he got on. I think his butt was in the saddle maybe a full second before he was back up and “Nope, nope, nope”-ing his way out of there. Then my sweet friend, Shoshana, told him more about it, how it’s wobbly but fun, and the pony didn’t go very far (her daughter had ridden shortly before Homer tried). Then she said, “But if you don’t want to, that’s ok, too!”

And she inspired me! She made me realize that there was one more thing I knew I could offer, and if he turned it down, I’d know he wasn’t ready yet. “How about you try it just for a few steps, until Dolly walks next to that tree? And if you still don’t like it, just tell me, and you can get off,” I said, and pointed to the tree about five feet from the the starting point. “Ok!” he agreed.

So we got back in line, and when it was time, he sat in the saddle, and we started walking. He nervously giggled and marveled at it the entire time. “It feels like she’s about to start running!! But she’s not running! She’s walking! Good pony! Good girl, Dolly!” It was so incredibly cute! I’m ridiculously proud of him that he was willing to do it even though he was scared. He did so awesome! Look at this smile!
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Catch the Moment 366 – Week 6

036 | Feb 5, Fri – First visit to the EMP museum in Seattle! It was awesome. Homer and his buddy were excited to make themselves Mario characters, and had a great time exploring all the various exhibits from fantasy map making to pretending to fly a space ship. Awesome day! AND, we got to take advantage of the kids 4 and under being free, which was only going to be the case for a few more days!!
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