olive // During our last trip to the library, you only selected cookbooks, and this week, we’ve been making a few simple recipes from this one (my favorite of your choices). Here you’re making a ranch dip with fresh dill, greek yogurt, onions, and garlic. We enjoyed it all week at snack time with fresh sliced peppers and carrots. Another night, you made brownies from scratch for our home church. I love your affection for making, for filling others with good foods.
blythe // This week, when the sun appeared, you climbed the trees in your winter boots. It felt like the simplest picture of your determination, a clear and unrelenting focus. I love how easily you perform your work, without the slightest of distractions.
burke // As the days begin to warm again, I find you out in this spot more often, writing, reading, thinking. You watch the wildlife in our yard so carefully, always reporting where birds are nesting and the toads are hiding. I love your love for nature, for creation.
liam // This week, we’ve continued working in the yard, cleaning out dead plants and limbs, creating a space for our garden. One afternoon, you scooped piles of mud from the ground and made pottery: bowls, cups, and dishes of various sizes. I can’t wait to watch all the ways your artistic expression expands in these coming years.