Mayan takes a music class on Tuesdays--her assignment was to design a percussion instrument. this is her Doomagotti:
poor papa--this is the pile of bills that constantly shuffles along the counter. bills get paid on the right, and new ones move in from the left. we split the counter half and half--no food gets on his bills and no bills encroach on my food.
i think mayan took this. it's a little crouching pharoah with Dorothy slippers.
Dia de los Muertos--our alter
after dinner we shared our favorite stories of the people we have know that have passed away. then we got silly for a family shot.
it's baby Nermie! not many things cuter than a kitten in a paper bag sitting in a ray of sunshine...
mayan getting deep into her body art
i was so excited that i found the camera that as soon as i charged the battery, i started snapping away! here is blake getting busted eating my chicken salad leftovers
here is isadore sleeping
and here is mayan NOT sleeping
belly pic #1 (19 1/2 weeks)
belly pic #2
today is my 120th day since conception. the Sikh's believe that this is the day that the soul enters the child, and it truly becomes a person. i am not a Sikh but i think it is really cool to have one special day that honors the change a women has mid-pregnancy--out of the woods as far as miscarriage, belly now swelling and obvious to the world, baby is moving and feels more *real*...somehow our culture tends to really "miss it" in terms of celebrating the deeper, meaningful experiences. the change may not happen in one day but subtle, significant changes are happening and i have been trying to honor that more than ever this time around.