There comes a point in early parenthood when you ask yourself: What are we going to do with all my kid’s art? We’ve kept some from his infant-toddler days and threw a lot. There has been a bit of accumulation again and before I start with my purging, we decided to have an art exhibit. Liam wouldn’t sell though! We invited Desi and Julian to come see it, but what was entertaining was when he talked about his inspiration for each piece of work.
Liam also started with his half-dance-half-gym class this month. I was a bit surprised that he was the only boy and the girls were all wearing pink leotards and tutus. They study basic dance moves, rhythm, and gym. We decided to try the class because he enjoys dancing, but also getting physical at gym. He enjoyed his previous class that was purely gym but he started getting bored towards Christmas.
Well, I have to share Portland weather now.
If there’s anything that makes me not like Portland, it’s the rain. As I write this, it has rained almost non-stop since 3 days ago. I beat myself up for not buying gumboots when they were on sale during holidays. I knew this was coming. I’ve made mental notes to get a pair and a really, really good umbrella—the kind that can somehow make its way through a gusty day.
I was warned about rain here. The weather here doesn’t do a let’s-dump-all-this-rain-for-2-hours-to-get-done-with-it. I call it a leak in the sky. It just keeps dripping, like towards the end of a big dump of rain (you know what I’m talking about tropical folks), except it doesn’t really end…ha, at least not for hours. I have noticed people wear fancy gumboots here to work. Some don’t even bother switching to dress shoes. I resisted that for a while, but it’s so sensible that my practicality is reigned in.
Before the rain, there was some lovely snow fall and even way before that was a series of sunny days. The night snow fell and accumulated, Jon and I ran outside to have fun in it. I snapped pictures and tasted snow for the first time. We kept saying how unfortunate it was that Liam missed it. The sky had a luminescent color, which caught my attention as we headed to bed (hence running out to play). I was disappointed to wake up to the beginning of the rain that destroyed the beautiful white scenery all around. Nonetheless, he still played in the slushy snow in the morning. I can’t wait for spring really.