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Yesterday was my birthday, but we did the bulk of our celebrating today, with brunch and two park visits and a little me-time and then dinner with friends.  It was a great day.  Such a great day, in fact, that I couldn’t limit my snapshots to just 10 favorites…thus, here’s 16 on 10!

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Volunteer Park Cafe might be a new go-to breakfast spot – such a cozy vibe in there.  Juliette was clearly a fan!


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Who’s that guy out there?


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Fall is in full-swing.  And I love it.


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Park fix.


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Her hair matches these autumn leaves so perfectly.


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I slipped away this afternoon for a little treat.


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Such a luxury these days…


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Liking this color combo.


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Kubota love.


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SERIOUS Kubota love.


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Higher, dad, higher!


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First-ever ride on papa’s shoulders.


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No hands!


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Dinner with the gang.


With that, I’ve got a salted caramel macaron and a cup of mint tea calling my name…  Over and out.

Another ten on ten (which is actually nine on ten this month, as I came up one photo short!):

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Breakfast at our favorite neighborhood joint.


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Followed by swinging and teeter-tottering at the playground.


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Shane’s training for a 100-mile bike ride and spent the morning giving his Trek some extra love.


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Beach baby.


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The water was warm today! (photo by Shane)


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Back porch lounging during afternoon nap.


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Evening trek to Jefferson Park.


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Sun going down on a perfect day.

The ten on ten challenge slipped my mind last month, but today was a great day to have my camera in hand!

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I pulled out all my tricks to get Jules to hang out in bed with me as late as possible today.  Late, as in 7:15 am.


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It’s Bakery Thursday!


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Bright, bright blue.


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Snack time with her best bud.


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Beach baby.


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Blue part two.


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Totally tuckered out.


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Dining al fresco.


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Summer dessert.


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Camera shy.

Another ten on ten – ten photos over ten hours on the tenth of the month…

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Best bedhead ever.


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Embracing the baby clutter that usually drives me crazy…


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Our yard has exploded with springtime color this month.  Shane thinks our planters are an overgrown jungle – I’m calling them “perfectly lush”.


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These two blue-eyed pig-tailed girlies enjoyed a snack together at Brian and Nicole’s garage sale fundraiser.


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Gryff was pretty stoked about his 50-cent ball cap.  Looks so good on you, bud!


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Stopping to strike a pose on our way inside.


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Nap-time craft-time (more on this one later!).


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Post-nap swing-time.


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Gray day.


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Baby in bed, dinner eaten, table cleared, day is done…

Time for another ten on ten!

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Now that Jules is eating more solid food, I’m loving the fact that we can have a meal together.  But I’m seeing now that her carrots with oatmeal look a little sad next to my tea, eggs, brussel sprouts, and yogurt…  At least she doesn’t know what she’s missing yet?


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Morning stories.


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Naptime (for both of us)!


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Post-nap walk in the sun.  So thankful when the stars align and we get weather like this on my days off.


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Favorite walking buddy.


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Playtime at the park – we spread out a blanket and I unpacked my bag full of books and toys, but Jules was much more interested in watching the big kids run wild on the lawn.


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Coffee, cookies, and Colbert during nap #2.  I’ve really missed this extra me-time since returning to work.


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Had a boba craving and was excited to discover that Ambrosia opened a store just one lightrail stop away from us.  We shot out the door on a milk tea mission the minute Jules woke from her nap.  I sent La Verne a “boba?” text and she and Nico were also there in a flash.


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On our walk home from Ambrosia – the way these dandelions glowed in the evening light made me feel like we’re on the cusp of summer (I know, I’m foolishly getting my hopes up).


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The joyous nightly reunion.

Giving the ten on ten challenge another go – ten photos over ten consecutive hours:

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Thankful for the extra daylight in the evening, but dang, it’s hard to get out of bed on these dark, gray mornings.


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Realizing it will soon be time to pack away Juliette’s 3-6 month clothes.  I’ll miss that bunny onesie.


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Taking a tea break while my mom attends to the should-be-napping baby upstairs…


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Calling naptime a bust and hopping on lightrail to head downtown for lunch.


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And, in the midst of bustling Pike Place Market, she sleeps.


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Good coffee shop weather.


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Signs of Spring in the midst of all this gray!


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A flower for Juliette from a very thoughtful friend.


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Sweet potatoes for dinner.


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And pork stew for our dinner, prepared by my mom from a box o’ meat shipped to us from Shane’s mom and dad.  We have the best parents.

Goooooood night, folks.  This was fun.

I wandered down a mom blog rabbit hole yesterday during Juliette’s afternoon nap and stumbled upon a bit of sunshine’s ten on ten photo project.  The challenge is to take a photo an hour for ten consecutive hours on the tenth of each month.  My photography skills can always use some practice, and I like the idea of capturing the little details that make up life as I know it right now, so here’s February’s ten on ten (which is actually nine on the eleventh – wow, I’m off to a roaring start!):

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 morning snuggles


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daily dose


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so happy to see mama after a good morning nap


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will she love shoes like i do?


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peek-a-boo with juliette’s little buddy


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sophie the giraffe gets to ride shotgun while jules is stuck in the back seat


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picking up my knitting needles for the first time in almost a year


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chewin’ on stuff while we wait for dad to get home


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ahhhhh, these two.  so blessed.