There’s a little hidden playground in the mall where I like to take Cy to play.
It’s full of soft cushions and mats, and full colorful balls for him to play with. The department store keeps the area super clean and safe, and the best part is that it’s free!
It’s a great way to get out and do something a little different.
Anyway, we are now in the U.S. after a very loooooonng flight, and slowly getting adjusted after the jet lag. Our schedule is jam packed with things to do, but we’re having a blast introducing Cy to the rest of his clan.
Serene is not Cy’s middle name.
First there was the challenge of getting him and the bubbles in the frame together, while I blew the bubbles and aimed the camera.
Then there was this moment:
And this one:
And then this happened:
I never did get my nice, serene black and white shot. But I did catch some fun ones.
This is real life, not Pinterest. Maybe not what I envisioned, but certainly more fun!
I wore my orange pants because it was an orange pants kind of day.
I must say, I’m a pretty lucky mama to have these guys in my life.
How was your Mother’s Day weekend? Did you spend it with family? I sure enjoyed logging into Facebook on Mother’s Day–my feed was all lit up with expressions of love and appreciation, and photos of happy memories. Such a good feeling to see the love in this world.
I’ve been wanting to join in with Kim’s Little Things Thursday for months now, but with caring for a newborn and such, I was mostly overwhelmed with trying to adjust to becoming a mom. Some women seem to wear the mama cap easily; I find it hard to multitask motherhood. I’m either focused 100% or things fall apart. Thankfully life is starting to reach a more even keel (knock on wood) and I’m finding ways to snag just a little time to get back to some other things I love–like blogging!
So here are some things going on around here…
- On Monday, we decided to get out of our ruts for a little bit and go for a nature walk. Toby found a local dam and reservoir nearby (just by hunting some sign of nature out on Google maps…), and so we ventured out to see what we could see. It turned out to be such a pretty spot, with a little hut-like restaurant where we could get some drinks and snacks too. It was kind of lucky we were out there too because, as we were relaxing, a 6.3 magnitude earthquake hit!
We only felt a bit of a tremor–Cy barely noticed anything was happening!–but apparently it was quite strongly felt in the city. The epicenter was near Chiang Rai (near where my organization, The SOLD Project is). The kids are all fine, though some families’ homes have suffered some structural damage.
- In other news, Cy is turning 8 months old on Saturday! That platitude is so true: the days seem long, but the years are short. Time is just flying by so quickly. In less than a month, we’ll be back in the U.S. for a little visit. In the meantime, Cy just get his first two teeth coming in, his favorite thing to eat is Grandma’s pumpkin made specially for him, he loves to climb stairs (to his mama’s chagrin), he laughs hysterically at goat and pig noises and any time you tickle him, and his new project is trying to throw the rope for the dog. He can only lob it about an inch or two, but he giggles when they start playing tug of war together.
And here’s some fun stuff I found on the interwebs this week:
Anthony Bourdain on the amazing stuff to love about Mexico…
And Thai men who love to dress like Mexican cholos….(but if you could speak Thai, you’d hear them speaking so politely and respectfully!)
Anyway, that’s just a few of our tidbits! I’m looking forward to seeing what’s going on with everyone else!
We went to our favorite breakfast joint again, The Larder Cafe, and I scored fresh peaches on crostini with ricotta, mint, and a balsamic reduction. Heaven in my mouth! Peaches are so rare here in Thailand…I’ve seen them in the market from time to time, but for about $12 a kilo. I can’t even remember the last time I ate a peach before this one! I forgot how much I love them.
It has been so hot here in Chiang Mai, and muggy to boot. Oppressive heat, even at night, so we’ve been hiding out in the house with the A/C running all the time. Makes us a little stir crazy sometimes, but then we get a little creative with entertaining ourselves.
For instance, the boys decided to be uber cute and wear matching outfits.
Little things amuse us.
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Then I got a hankering to make almond chocolate pear muffins. Best muffins ever–I think because they’re made with almond flour instead of regular flour. They were so moist, crumbly, and delicious, I think I’ll use this recipe in future as a base for any muffins I make.
Meanwhile Cy discovered the joys of pumpkin….Just all kinds of YUM! this week.
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