It was great seeing Nanny and Grandad this past weekend who spent some time with us and Denise and Quinn. Showing them around our little island, eating out a TON (pssst check out Vios my new favorite restaurant ever located in Capitol Hill) and just spending some quality time was truly very nice indeed.
Ethan’s birthday was so much fun! Cousin Cindy spent the early afternoon at Luther Burbank picking berries exploring the old abandoned dairy farm with Ethan. Ethan having a best friend so quick has been a blessing because him and Colin just bonded like you would not believe. We hung out at the pavilion patio eating hot dogs, fries and some homemade (gluten free of course!) cupcakes. Yum! Afterwards the kids got to ride around on their scooter and Ethan enjoyed his new razor. I on the other hand learned I am not as fast as the kids on one. Yeap I’m getting old.
School is starting really, really soon. Like less than a week soon. Yikes! Anyway the schools have been on a communication frenzy with emails and website logins like you would not believe. One of the best things is that they have a junk food ban for birthdays! Excellent stuff indeed because the ban is junk food period including holidays, vending machines – basically everywhere! In fact they encourage the kids to bring reusable lunch containers and have onsite composting competition teams. Yes I suppose you could say we are living in hippie central. Is it a surprise then that one of the top rated school districts in the nation understands that it is a complete approach holistically including nutrition, health and academics that makes a good student?
All in told this is the first place we have felt that we really fit in. And by fit in we mean really feel like this is the place for us. We don’t have to hide our desire to not eat terrible food, be healthy and be more spiritual and that makes us feel amazing. Plus we can act like this too: