Happenings – 2 1/2 – The Animal Picnic

as stated in many posts since this site started, we’ve been meaning to post for quite some time now but just haven’t been able to do so. so many happenings have happened to Corbalfamily since the last post months ago, and we have found ourselves too busy with living each happening, that we haven’t made time to record and share those happenings. luckily, many of you who frequent the site are the very people who we have shared these happenings with.

all the same, this site does keep our dearest friends and family up to date on what we are doing, and so i will mention a few things:
1. we moved! L.A. to Santa Cruz and we are very happy with the decision. we painfully miss our family and friends in southern california, and still think of them all the time. we do not miss the 30+ degree temperature difference. Fog in the morning, what a beautiful thing.
2. Parker Jane took her first plane ride(s) as we visited friends in Kansas City, and Chicago; so many fun times, so much gracious hospitality, and the oh so lovely Maeve Gaspar (who you can see on our Flickr page) took her first step while we visiting.
3. Erin got a job at Hidden Gardens Nursery and is quickly learning the ways of Northern California climates. the nursery boasts chicken keeping, worm composting and sustainable gardening – all aspects of gardening Erin is very passionate about. future plans to start up her business again are unknown, but certainly possible as she is awesome and her work is beautiful.
4. despite covering the town with my resume, i am sadly still unemployed (or as the great Jonathan calls it “funemployed”). and it has been fun; I spend most of my time with Parker Jane. but i do need and want a job all the same. a few Waldorf teaching possibilities have surfaced and i am pursuing them feverishly, so please send your best thoughts.

5. Parker Jane is blossoming at an unfathomable rate.

- her vocabulary increases everyday and we are now having involved conversations about anything and everything.
- she is fully potty trained (except a diaper at night) and took on the task with such responsibility that Erin and I are still amazed at how quickly and fully she adapted.
- she of course still loves books and devours many a day.
- Parker Jane is now the owner of two pet fish (one of the fish is named Tug, and the other is yet to be named; although she has considered Adeer and Sleepoke.
- Parker Jane’s favorite food is no longer sushi, but instead PB & J.
- today, Parker Jane is 2 1/2 years old. it has been mentioned that children at half ages are much more of a handful. i will agree, as recently Parker Jane has become much more challenging in many aspects. at the same time, she is still so incredibly agreeable, even-tempered, loving, generous, compassionate, helpful and on and on and on that the extra challenge she has brought recently is peacefully welcomed by Erin and i.

now, for a little bit of media.
first: visit our Flickr page for a recent upload of about 80 pictures.
second: a video. what tickles me the most about this video is that some of you have experienced it’s content, randomly, in public, with Erin and i also joining in.

corbalfamily films presents: The Animal Picnic

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Written by Rick on August 24, 2009.

Categories: Erin, Family, Friends, General, Parker Jane, Rick, Video.

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