Seems like this guy has been gone forever. Can’t wait to pick him up from the airport tonight! @mmevans3015 #flashbackfriday
We had another fun morning at the zoo with these ladies. Here are a few highlights:
Whenever we walk through the entrance we are greeted by a peacock or two, and this morning one was staring at us from the roof. Immediately after I took the picture he flew off and landed at out feet.
We also arrived in time to see them release the Macaws which apparently happens every day right before the zoo opens. Then after lots of walking we grabbed a snack. We weren’t the only hungry ones, because a mama duck and her ducklings were vying for some of Jude’s crumbs. You’d think with all the times we visit this place we’d run out of new things to see. Luckily that is not the case.
Speaking of new, Jude threw a tantrum of epic proportions on our way out. He has NEVER acted like that, but I guess I am lucky we have avoided them for this long, right? He was screaming, “DON’T TAKE ME AWAY” at the top of his lungs. I was mortified at the time, but now I find it kind of funny. To an outsider it probably sounded like I was abducting him. Yikes! Is this what almost 3 looks like?
My mom came to stay with us last Thursday and we had a great afternoon at the beach. Jude was a giggle machine and couldn’t get enough of the waves chasing him up the beach. Then she spent the night so I could go here with a few friends and it was amazing! I didn’t realize how much I needed it…
So, you know when you think you are holding it together pretty well and then your mom comes to town and you fall apart like a Robert Hall suit? Yeah, that was me. Mark was supposed to be home on Friday but was offered a job to produce a commercial, so he flew from Seattle to LA and he’s off to DC today. I guess I am just a little lonely. I have friends, but it isn’t the same as your partner. That coupled with lack of sleep and no alone time broke the dam.
I am much better now, but there are definitely a few things I/we need to figure out. Luckily, I live in this awesome town and whenever I am feeling really low, a quick trip to the beach and a jog put a band-aid on the all feels :). Hope you are having a fabulous day!
Vampire Weekend - Step (Official Lyrics Video)
Sunday Sounds - The “I wish I could have gone to Coachella” edition
Really feeling this new Vampire Weekend today. Happy Sunday!
The healthy toddler is engaging, curious, energetic and recalcitrant. If you treat him like you did when he was an infant, and simply accept and support his desires, you will fail him utterly. He needs reasonable and firm limits in order to feel secure.
|—||Ellyn Satter, How To Get Your Kid To Eat… But Not Too Much (via aneasyworld)|
“Swim and Sleep (Like a Shark)” - Unknown Mortal Orchestra
I wish that I could swim and sleep like a shark does. I’d fall to the bottom and I’d hide ‘til the end of time. In that sweet cool darkness, asleep and constantly floating away.
This is quickly becoming a favorite band in the judeabouttown house. Don’t let their cheesy name fool you, it’s some seriously good stuff. We also recommend From the Sun and So Good at Being in Trouble. Happy Sunday!
Hey guys! We are still alive over here and I am sorry if some of you have been wondering what the heck has been going on with us. My brief hiatus from tumblr was not planned. I always take a little break around holidays or if we are spending time with family so I can be more present, but I have been facing a few challenges lately and unfortunately, tumblr was the first to go.
Things are well here. I have been trying to adjust to life with a
crazy busy, no napping, almost three year old. I am going it alone again, because the movie Mark is directing/producing is really starting to pick up some steam and he is preparing a Kickstarter campaign. He took a last minute trip to Seattle after Easter and will be gone for at least one more week. This is the life we chose, I guess, but I am still struggling with the unplanned. We had been on a really good schedule before he left and that was turned upside-down as soon as we dropped him off at the airport. Jude knows all my weaknesses!
I am finding the best way for me to cope is to keep us busy. There have been lots of trips to museums, parks, the beach, etc. If I do have a moment to accomplish anything, I am doing super fun things like clean, cook, laundry…really glamourous stuff :). And if there is a brief moment of peace I shut off by browsing for inspiration on Instagram or Pinterest. I think tumblr makes me analyze my life too much, which is why I shy away from it on occasion. One positive is that I have been running with Jude in the afternoons, so I guess in a way the no nap has been a blessing to my health and peace of mind. When those headphones go on and blast my ears with Led Zeppelin, 90’s grunge, and old-school Incubus…most of my cares disappear.
Enough of that business. One thing I have been doing for myself is learning more about photography. I never knew much about editing, but I am trying to familiarize myself with it. I learn best by doing, so I have been tinkering a lot. This is my favorite edit so far.
One more thing I have really been enjoying is looking through Mark’s footage. I love that he values my opinion and I had the best time helping him look over and consolidate a scene he was cutting last week. I hope there will be more of that in my future.
If you are curious about the documentary Mark is making (The Glamour and the Squalor), check out some local press the film got this week:
Secretly-Important (my favorite post)
Hope you are all having a fabulous weekend, and I look forward to web stalking you soon!
Tame Impala - Elephant.
Taking a little social media break for Easter weekend, but thought I’d post a Jude favorite. He is currently requesting it as we sit poolside at Nana’s. Happy Easter everybody!!
Pickwick- Brother Roland
Incredible singer. Such a great song.
In love with this song! It’s like The Black Keys and Pink Floyd had a baby.
Today we spent the overcast morning hiking above the ocean out at Torrey Pines. It is just about the best thing in the world. Mark took today off (super rare) and I realized this is the longest stretch he has been home in a couple of months. Everything is so much better when he is around! And Jude just adores him, which will never stop melting my heart.
After we got back in the car we drove up to our favorite Mexican joint for carne asada burritos and horchata. Yum. Now we are back watching the tournament (my bracket is killing it, by the way) and thinking about enjoying an afternoon brewski on this now sunny day. Hope you are all having a good one!
Rilo Kiley - Let Me Back In
Fashion Friday - PRSPR (prosper)
PRSPR is one the most fun, unique clothing lines I have seen in a while. They are an e-shop that launched at the beginning of this month and there is something I find really refreshing about their designs.
From the website:
“Our mission is to build something that resonates with the today parent and kid. People with champagne (or expensive juice) tastes on a milk budget.”
Sizing is from 3-8 and a lot of the items are unisex, which I think is awesome too. Tip: If you are on the fence about sizing, I would suggest ordering up.
Previous Fashion Fridays-
maeganbobagen asked me to answer 5 random facts about myself about a million years ago. Sorry it has taken me ages to answer this Maegan! Better late than never…
1. I grew up in Olympia, WA. I was a total grunge kid in the 90’s, flannels and all. Super hot!
2. I am kind of a music snob. I have very unpopular opinions about most popular music. That is the only “hipster” quality of my personality.
3. One of my earliest memories was when I was sitting in our *den listening to my parent’s vinyls through some giant headphones. It is still my favorite way to listen to music.
4. I am one of those girls that likes sports, but not in an annoying way. I’d like to think I actually know what I’m talking about.
5. Speaking of sports, NCAA basketball is at the top of my list. This is one of my favorite times of the year. I am not a huge fan of the NBA, however, but when the Sonics are back in Seattle that will be a different story!
*Does anyone call any room in their house a den anymore? That’s where all the magic happened when I was growing up.
Tumblr mama meet-up at the zoo!
This morning we met with the adorable ladies from crochetcupcake, and they are just as sweet in person. Unfortunately, the judeabouttown family didn’t bring their A game, so we had to cut out early. I’m guessing those damn molars are finally making an appearance. That being said, I still had a great time and am hoping we can do it again soon.
Highlights: riding the Skyfari, Meerkats lounging, and talking to a cool, local mom that has great taste in music. Those people are hard to find in real life!
Hope you are all having a great first day of spring!