on tuesday morning, i dropped Hannah off at an art drop-in class. it's dreamy and genius to offer. lovely college students play with the kids and do cool art projects. moms get however many hours they need on that day. it was raining hard and i wanted a good workout and a good housecleaning. hannah was thrilled. we had a whole foods lunch date afterwards that i loved!
after our fun morning we packed up the car and headed back to Vancouver and we have been here for the last few days. i have been hanging out with the girls while my mom (who's here! yeah!) and Amy participate in a work retreat. Taking care of the girls has been challenging and delightful, more in a minute, and i am also astonished at how long i have now grown accustomed to any adult conversation or news. if i am still in recovery great, but i fear a breakdown nearing if i don't have some chaos soon.
so Sadie and Hannah... first I think i actually learn more about Hannah by being around another kid and realizing how fabulously unique they are. Sadie wonders, is highly tactile, screams, cuddles, and has no fear of exploration but high fear of things like bugs and big swings. she is determined and curious and instead of discovery through observation or staring like her ol cousin Hannah, she'll touch it and run for it. she has long thin limbs and weighs like nothing. if she wishes you would share something or doesn't like what you've done, she communicates by raising her voice and octave or 3. she is a beautiful spirited girl who i treasure getting to know. i think hannah and i both learn more about ourselves when we are around Sadie and Amy as they live life beautifully and differently than us. i love that their home is becoming so comfortable and easy for us to be a part of, i am so thankful that is a part of our present and future to not just be visitors but regulars.