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Tajamas : Arthur is sorting his laundry and saying “socks, pants, tajamas, tajamas, shirts” and I just want to keep him forever.

Sea Glass Haiku:

I sat down alone
And sifted through sand and sea
Then rose with new wealth.

Not So Much: The Supreme Court ruled that churches in California candy in person. Dalton had his first in-person Young Men’s activity and was bored out of his mind. He does not enjoy sports and is two years younger than ll the other boys. And super tired, crying about going to bed while waiting for Maggie to finish. The highlight was seeing an barn owl sitting on a street sign on our way home. Super cool.

Universal Fun: Saturday we drove to Universal Citywalk. Half of it is still closed, but the important things (Butterbeer, candy store, Voodoo Doughnut, Mexican restaurant, Butterbeer) were open. The place was pretty empty, though we still had to wait in lines do to indoor capacity. This was our first time eating in an actual restaurant (outdoor dining of course). I don’t care about being waited on, but I miss not having to do take out and plastic containers everywhere. Most of the quick serve places we like and have been eating at normally serve on actual dishes. So that was great. Kids had fun and played in the car. Wally was happy to see us when we got back. And it occupied most of the day (John and I also went hiking in the morning).

Nature: Today we went with some (covid bubble) friends to a nearby park that has a stream running through it. The moms sat in the sun while the kids played on the playground, threw a frisbee back and forth over the stream, climbed, trees, played with ticks, be got muddy. For 3 1/2 hours. It was idyllic.

Dim Sum: For Christmas, John planned a monthly dinner date with a theme. Last month we got Thai takeout and ate it at home while the kids were all at a birthday party. Tonight we ate outdoors at Din Tai Fong and it was delicious.

Reading: Last year I made a goal to read 12 books. I made it to ten. This year I made a goal to read 12 books and I’ve already read 19. I’m such a binge reader.

Falling With Style:

Me: Did you do a flip?
Arthur: No, I did a roll with jumping.

New House?: The first night in our new house (back in September, when it was time for bed, Arthur started putting his shoes on, to go home for the night. (To the other house). For a long time he asked how long until we would move back to the other house. One too many Airbnbs perhaps.


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