teach your children well

As parents, we all have our strengths and weaknesses. I’m sure we all dwell on what needs improvement. But it’s a tough job and I think most of us do the best we can. Which is why it’s good to also recognize the things we do best.

For me, one thing I know we’ve done right as parents is nurture Sawyer & Zola’s love & enthusiasm for the outdoors; they may suffer from messy room syndrome but they will never come down with nature deficit disorder!


154/365: zola with caterpillar

05.09.13 (not really) caterpillars

The chartreuse seed pods adorn the birch branches like long, dangling earrings. Sawyer used to think there were caterpillars all over the sidewalk after the seed pods fell. He was always sorely disappointed to learn the truth. But I like everything about a birch, faux caterpillars and all.

blog_birchtrees129/365: birch trees with seeds