Monday, August 27, 2007
Friday, August 24, 2007
Zara loves her Aunt Kate....Kate came to Seattle to spend 2 weeks with us and her little niece and nephew and we sure loved having her here. She and Zara hung out every day and today Zara said "I really miss my Aunt Kate...." Sigh....it's great to have wonderful family, but hard when they are not here with us....
Posted by The Rupps at 3:42 PM
As you can see from these photos, right now Zara is obsessesed with hanging...from anything she can find to hang from, her crib, our bathroom sink, and everything in the park. We try to encourage it in the park and discourage it everywhere else! A few photos of our funny little girl....
Posted by The Rupps at 3:35 PM
Monday, August 13, 2007
In attempt to get back to posting more regularly, I thought I'd fill you in on our famiy's Saturday morning summer tradition....our neighborhood farmer's market! We have been loving the market this summer. Every Saturday I get up really looking forward to walking the streets to the market, picking up a coffee along the way, and strolling through the aisles of brightly colored produce and flowers, all grown locally by the vendors themselves. I love the connection of actually seeing the people who grow the food I am eating, and love the fact that I can support them directly in this way.
I love that the food only travelled a short distance to get to me, rather than hundreds of miles on a semi-truck to be unloaded in some major grocery store. I love how fresh the peaches and cherries taste and how we are growing to recognize faces as we shop there week after week. I just love the whole idea of it.
Zara is in heaven as she samples tastes from each stand along the way, especially when she gets to the "squeaky cheese", her favorite. I love seeing neighbors and my siblings (who recently moved here) and people i know week after week. I love the music and the freshness and the bustling activity. Just another reason I love summers in Seattle....
(my sister kate is visiting this week and took these adorable photos!)
Posted by The Rupps at 2:43 PM