These three have never been happier together.
This summer has been interesting with a new baby, new books and a 4.5 year old that’s so full of life she’s exploding…..but i’m holding onto the precious moments that seem to slip by so quickly, trying to write everything down and hoping I don’t forget when she says “mom, I wish I could fly” when we saw an osprey fishing yesterday at Lincoln Park….”mom, you know when you are little you have to get old and then you can fly, but you and daddy can fly soon” omg, I just can’t believe how close to God children are, it’s really really beautiful and makes life so so sweet.
I can feel the last days of summer upon us here in Seattle…….the breeze has chilled, the nights are coming on way too close and it feels too cold for iced drinks and popsicles. Maggie’s first real summer and it was full of beauty and delight and travels to new places, totally perfect and complete. I’m so lucky to have such a sweet little bumblebee!
Summer is off to a very tiny slow start here in Seattle as usual……..but my pal and amazing writer Marika Cain just sent me this shot she took of me underwater on our last assignment together in French Polynesia……I want to be there!!!!! and another photo of my sweet Maggie Scout with one of my pictures from Finding Trust.
Today is Valentines day. I just dropped my sweet Maggie Scout off at her one of two days of day care a week where I come home and work or go to Wolf Haven or just sit and think. Today after I dropped her off I cried so hard……..thinking of my mom and missing her and remembering when she gave me those russel stover chocolates in a heart shaped box every year and how I took little bites of each of them to see which one I wanted, I wish she and my dad were here to see little Maggie grow, but I know they are here and they can see her but we just can’t See them. I read this article by Tyler Green on the Art Info blog when I got home and my love for dad just gets deeper and deeper.
It seems these days that my life has a new purpose, i’m noticing it more and more this week as Maggie grows, i’ve been really sensitive my whole life, to all the beauty and the art and everything…but never before have I seen beauty like this, she really is something incredible, I never knew it would be like this, raising a little child, so alive and wonderful………and of course i’m sure she will turn into a wild and insane thing like me, but for now she is fragile and gentle and something very perfect that I can’t get tired of staring at and watching.
This week Kestrel, Suzy and Melissa came from the wildlife center, it was Kestrel’s first time holding a human baby, pretty cute! Also, two other highlights……running down to the beach at 6am while Maggie slept with Josh, and seeing a bald eagle fly right over my head, and also yesterday seeing two balds and two juvenile eagles (probably their babies) down at the beach while walking with Maggie, Faith, Isabella and Isaac. So good to know that spring is just around the corner, can’t wait for warmer air, t-shirts and more flowers…………..xxoAnnie
As most of you know, i’ve had a new little addition to my pack, Maggie Scout Uhlir…….A very precious little person, my first human child and i’m very very excited, she is beautiful, astounding, smart, did I say beautiful? we have been really loving our new life together, lot’s of walks through the forest nearby, learning new sights smells and sounds, it’s all pretty breathtaking. Today she is smiling and laughing and being crazy, she is Josh and I sewn together perfectly, i’m so in love…
Jan 30 2011