We can attempt to teach the things that one might imagine the earth would teach us: silence, humility, holiness, connectedness, courtesy, beauty, celebration, giving, restoration, obligation and wildness.
David Orr from "Earth in Mind"

Aug 14, 2007

8 Days What a wonderful birthday

My birthday was perfect. Well as perfect as a birthday in the middle of packing up a house in the middle of a heat wave can be perfect. Kevin changed every diaper yesterday and he even braved packing the kitchen. I wasn't quiet as productive as him yesterday but we spent the day packing things and talking.

We made dinner reservations for eight at Le Central. This worked well because Alder cozily slept in his stroller while we had a romantic dinner. We even split a nice bottle of wine (I love the bring the bottle home law in Colorado, you actually take rest home).

He got me this book
Cover Image

I love the stories in and the illustrations by Meilo So are gorgeous. He always tries to find gifts that will inspire me to do more art.

We are trying to get in the habit of giving each other, and Alder gifts, that have more with doing than things. The other part of my gift is a camping trip to Maine in September. We would like to get to the point where each of us gets a birthday trip as the main gift. Of course there always needs to be something to unwrap, even if it's just the map.

2 comments:

spinninglovelydays said...

belated happy birthday :) i love the idea of giving gifts that have more to do with doing than possessing, if i got that right. glad you had a wonderful day. :)

Madeline said...

What wonderful ideas - gifts about your talents and doing , birthday trips, EE Cummings Fairy Tales (Is it the one with the house that is alive? I love it) and Maine in Sept. - sigh.