Musings of a mother/scuba instructor/graphic designer/musical entrepreneur. Totally in love with my husband (Two Fish) of ten years. We have two beautiful daughters (Red Fish and New Fish) and a nutty dog (Blue Fish) who help make our family complete and completely happy. W have learned to expect the unexpected and are always up for an adventure.
I am enthusiastic about living and learning. I love people who make me laugh. I have an ironic appreciation for the unique and absurd. I am an enthusiastic and untalented tap dancer with a love for new Christmas ornaments,art, the outdoors,the water, music, good books, skiing, and travel. My greatest calling in life is to be a Mom. I LOVE it!
We are attempting to get these piano skills off the ground. New Fish and I have been doing some practicing together because I'm not ready to pay for piano lessons quite yet. I'm trying to teach her basics of reading music.
Red Fish has been taking violin for a little over a week and she is hooked. It is so fun to watch her take lessons from my Mom. I don't know if either of my kids has an incredible natural talent or what kind of musicians they will turn out to be and I don't really care right now. I love that they are getting a musical education and that they are developing themselves. Music was such a key part of my life growing up and it is a huge part of my life now. Hopefully they will really take advantage of these opportunities. Practicing three instruments between the two kids might kill me though. It time and energy consuming. The dream is to have them to the point of practicing on their own and motivating themselves. A mom can dream right? Between choir, piano and violin Red Fish is spending a lot of time with music.
Tonight at bedtime, New Fish hit her chin on the granite counter top and was crying pretty hard. I held her all during reading time and she ended up falling asleep. I sat on the couch for a good fourty-five minutes before transferring her to her bed, just enjoying what will undoubtedly be one of the last time one of my children falls asleep in my arms. The feeling of a heavy, sleepy child has been one of my favorite things about motherhood. I still getting plenty of snuggle time with both of the girls. We read together and watch movies and there is plenty of affection and I will continue to enjoy all of those moments of little heads on my shoulder. There is still something special about a sleepy baby or small child falling asleep comfortable in their mom's arms. So I sat there tonight, just enjoying the feeling and ignoring the big drool stain down the front of my t-shirt. Some of these things I wish I could keep with me forever. I mourn all of these tiny last times even though each new age continues to be so much fun. My kids are so much fun right now. They make me laugh as they continue to grow into these intense little people with so many little desires in their hearts and opinions of their own. The first time they draw a person is replaced by the first sweet legible note they write and first steps are replaced by first piano performances and I love it all.
Most ski days are wonderful. Sometimes there are meltdowns. Some days are just hard no matter where you are.
These little buddies have so much fun together. New Fish only goes to half day kindergarten so she has been able to spend some extra time with Nixie lately. There is nothing better than playing in the snow.
Red Fish has decided to learn to play the violin. She is taking lessons from my mom. She will be a third generation violinist.
Pearler beads are all the rage at our house right now.
A little visit with Lovely L and company. New Fish was in her element reading to her little buddies and entertaining them. She loves little kids!
Blue Fish loves to listen to Red Fish practice. It doesn't matter if it is squeaky violin or the piano he sits right next to her and listens the whole time.
Little bit of an update to our front room.
Every single day I find this kid tucked away some place reading. She is a book worm through and through.