During the quarantine, I finally have time, desire, and creative space to document my family’s life. It is my third personal blog post during the shelter in place. I hope to keep the quarantine diaries and print a family yearbook at the end of the year. Also, I finally picked up my film camera, and most of the images below were shot on film! It was fun to experiment, slow down, and patiently wait for the scans to come.
The highlight of the month was our trip to a U-pick cherry orchard.
It was our first time picking cherry as a family, and it was a fun sport getting two bags full of fruit! The cherries were exceptionally good fresh and in a pie!
For Mother’s day, kids prepared the cards for me. It was the first year Mark understood the giving part of the holiday and reminded Kate in the morning that it was Mother’s day! My heart melted! We had a delicious brunch, and our sweet neighbor brought us a blueberry lemon coffee cake. Just a perfect slow day! We went on a walk around the neighborhood to take a couple of mommy and kids portraits. Not the happiest faces from my littles, but memorable anyway.
We also went on a couple of hiking and fishing trips to the local parks: Calero Reservoir, Chesbro Reservoir, Belgatos Park.
On Memorial Day weekend we went camping in the Mendocino National Forest. We escaped the heatwave in the city and it was fun to finally change the scene.
But as always, we played a lot at home and around the neighborhood!