- We had planned to attend the March for Life today, but Bridget has a fever and is completely miserable so we had to sit this one out. Poor Will was devastated that he couldn’t “go march at the parade for mommies and babies,” and marched around the house with his signs instead.
- I’m rereading A Tree Grows in Brooklyn for my book club and I’d forgotten how much I love this novel. It gives me so much to think about with it’s themes of life and death, maternal love, and sacrifice and resilience. Smith’s description of Francie watching the old man dozing in the bakery, and the image that springs into her mind of an accordion drawn out in a long, full note and then beginning to close, too rapidly, is just perfect.
- We’ve been doing some house rearranging- we moved the playroom to the basement and turned the former playroom into a study. The husband wanted to call it the office, I wanted to call it the library, so we compromised and it’s the study. We didn’t have enough book storage in there, so we got a new bookcase from West Elm and it is so dreamy.
- We didn’t really have nightstands in our bedroom. We just had some mismatched old end tables that were different sizes, finishes, and heights. It was super attractive. As a bonus, they were both really small so barely anything except a lamp fit on top. We ordered these navy bedside tables and I love how crisp the navy looks against white bed linens.
- I’m a sucker for book lists, especially children’s book lists. I recognized some familiar titles and saw some others I’m excited to check out from this list of Montessori-friendly fiction and nonfiction titles and this list of family favorites.
- We popped over to the park for a short visit between Bridget’s naps and there was a special event with arborists who suited the kids up in climbing gear and helped them climb the trees. Will asked to go up and I thought for sure he would be too scared when it was his turn, but he did it! He didn’t really climb- mostly just flew through the air but it was super cute and the arborists were so kind and patient.
- I made this ragu for dinner the other night and it was delish. Make it. Don’t try to be healthy. Use the whole bottle of wine and the red meat and enjoy every bite.
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