Teaching me about planets from her perch in the apple tree.

Teaching me about planets from her perch in the apple tree.

The world’s most perfect niece made a checker board and challenged grandpa to a game. 

The world’s most perfect niece made a checker board and challenged grandpa to a game. 

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Capes and harmonicas an uncles with guitars; bedtime jam sesh. 

Capes and harmonicas an uncles with guitars; bedtime jam sesh. 

Backyard tattoo parlor. 
The kind where you get to wear jammies and sip coffee and watch ducks search for grubs while you wait for your turns to get some work done. 

Backyard tattoo parlor. 

The kind where you get to wear jammies and sip coffee and watch ducks search for grubs while you wait for your turns to get some work done. 

Farmer’s market with these two. Sometimes life is emotional and disappointing, and sometimes it’s absolutely perfect. 

Farmer’s market with these two. Sometimes life is emotional and disappointing, and sometimes it’s absolutely perfect

My niece and bro-in-law at toddler hour of the Sendak exhibit at the Jewish Contemporary Museum in SF a few years ago. 

My niece and bro-in-law at toddler hour of the Sendak exhibit at the Jewish Contemporary Museum in SF a few years ago. 

Five years ago today the world’s most perfect niece was born. I’ve written two paragraphs gushing about how perfect she is, has been since the first moment she came into this world, but somehow I can’t seem to find the right words to express how amazing this little human is, without just sounding like some kooky obsessed aunt. She takes after my sister so much, it’s uncanny. She’s one of the girliest girls I have ever met, but she’s no damsel in distress by a long shot. She’s a fashionista, a smarty pants, and never ceases to crack me up. I can’t believe she’s starting kindergarten next year, and while I want to hold on to the perfect little person she is now, I am so excited to watch her continue to grow and flourish.

Happy birthday B, I love the bajeebees outta you. 

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montereybayaquarium:

There’s so much to learn at the Aquarium. Of course, sometimes it’s fun just to hang out. Tell us: what’s your favorite thing to do when you visit?

I love all of it; the Monterey Bay Aquarium is the best, but I’ll always have a special place in my heart for the wave room. <3  

look at that face! how can you not appreciate something that brings that kind of joy?

montereybayaquarium:

There’s so much to learn at the Aquarium. Of course, sometimes it’s fun just to hang out. Tell us: what’s your favorite thing to do when you visit?

I love all of it; the Monterey Bay Aquarium is the best, but I’ll always have a special place in my heart for the wave room. <3  

look at that face! how can you not appreciate something that brings that kind of joy?