Thursday, Three, & The Typhoon.
It’s Thursday! Which seems to be the only day of the week that I actually make it to my computer for more than a few minutes. Such is this phase of life I guess. I keep hoping I will have all these more thematic and focused posts for you guys, but then Thursday rolls around and it hasn’t happened. So here I am rambling again.
The big news this week – Graham turned three! My itty bitty baby is somehow a giant kiddo with huge hair and an even bigger heart. He was really tough in the early two’s, but he has been so sweet and wonderful as he has approached three. Last night I went to tuck him into bed and he said, “Goodnight mom. I hope you have good dreams!” I mean, come on.
We had a very small party for him at our house on Sunday morning – just a few close friends to help celebrate, play trains, whack a pinata, and eat yummy pumpkin spice cupcakes. I think he felt really special and celebrated, which is all I really cared about.
My friend Nicki took these amazing pictures, which I am so grateful for. She also helped me decorate this crazy Thomas Train I built out of boxes! I did it sort of on a whim after we had a few business deliveries show up in giant boxes – I had to do something with them. The kids loved it, and I am looking forward to sticking it out in next week’s recycling. :)
When we went to all sing him happy birthday, he got shy and reached out for me and wrapped his little arm around my neck, and I just about melted right there. He is such a loud and wild guy, and yet he is the BIGGEST sweetheart. I can’t believe he is three!
A really fun day with a lot of my favorite people. Doesn’t get better than that!
His actual birthday was Tuesday, and he had the day of school so we just celebrated as a family. And his school celebration was yesterday, so now I am ready for the birthday festivities to end. Just in time for Cullen’s birthday next week (hold me).
When we haven’t been celebrating birthdays, we’ve been really busy with other things. I’ve been keeping up with my 3x a week OrangeTheory workouts, and loving/dreading it. I love that I’m doing more running, and I know it’s good for me to keep varying my fitness styles. I’m still doing pilates 1-2x a week as well because I love it and just can’t quit.
Things on the business front are as busy as ever. We are on all Washington State Ferries now, which is really exciting. We are also in new places like Sweetgrass Food Co., Evergreens, Cone & Steiner General Stores, all Eltana Bagels locations, Cloud City Coffee, and more. We also launched our home delivery service! So now we are delivering cooler bags of kombucha directly to doorsteps in the Seattle area. The feedback has been great so far, and we get new subscribers each day. We also just bought a sweet new delivery van!
We are trying to get a ton of stuff done today, because we are preparing for a mega-storm. I don’t know if it’s just hype or what, but I’m not taking any chances.
We have been told to expect power outages that could last for days, and to stock up on emergency essentials. I’m headed out in a few to get water, extra flashlights, and more batteries! And yummy pantry snacks, of course (they said essential!). I’ve spent part of the morning trying to catch up on all laundry, secure things in the backyard (our neighborhood is predicted to have 60mph winds!), and get the house ready to hunker down in for the weekend.
It is pouring rain here this morning, and with the wind picking up a bit already it was the perfect morning to wear my favorite new Dash Hoodie from Brooks! Can we talk about this hood? It seriously surrounds the entire face. If you live in a place like Seattle, you know this is a game changer.
And it’s super cute when the hood is down too. Just so soft and cozy and lightweight. We might get lots of rain here, but we also have lots of excuses to invest in amazing outerwear. :) Also still living in (no pun intended) these Nordstrom Zella Live-In Leggings. They are so thick and soft, and I just bought a second pair so I don’t have to keep washing them every other day. Also way more affordable than the other big brands.
That’s it from here for now. I’m off to buy flashlights and make a huge pot of chili to hold us over for a few days. It’s going to be a very wet, windy weekend here! Stay safe, my Northwest friends.
Have a great weekend!