11 weeks of my 365 project- it’s starting to become habit. Maybe I’m jinxing myself, but there was a lot less of the “taking a photo of a sleeping kid because I forgot” this week! I’m starting to really enjoy spending a few minutes each morning thinking about the kids and our family– what are they doing right now that I cherish? What hobbies, habits or quirks do I want to celebrate? Sometimes I don’t follow that path because something happens naturally that I photograph, but this way I have a backup plan if it doesn’t. Because let’s be honest: with our busy lives, some days we are just running from place to place all day which doesn’t leave time to stumble across magic. Sometimes we have to make the magic. Or at the very least, I have to plan when I am bringing my camera, because it’s heavy and I don’t always want it in my purse!
Her favorite part of the day is after bath, when Daddy swings her around in the towel. You can hear her squealing throughout the entire house: “More! More! More!”
My oldest is taking a quick break from building her snow fort to snack on some snow. Snow days are the best! Though I am pretty sure my kids spend more time eating the snow than playing in it. This year was a win- we were outside for longer than it took to bundle us all up, ewveryone had fun, and we didn’t have any emergency bathroom runs or accidents from the youngest.
When your entire yard is a solid sheet of ice, it seems like a great idea to carefully skate to the top of the hill and then sled down at lightning speed, using your feet against the side of the house to stop. Unfortunately, this picture was taken about 2 seconds before a sudden gust of wind blew them off course and my oldest ended up careening down the basement steps instead. I slid down after her and we both got trapped for a while, because my husband’s key wouldn’t work in the basement door. Now for the “wait and see” to find out if she actually hurt herself. We told her that this would be a cool story later on- an adventure.
A little unwind time after dinner with legos. True to their natures, the oldest is following the directions, the middle is making a weapon with a random handful of blocks, and the youngest is stealing blocks from both of them to press together without rhyme or reason.
With big sister at a friend’s house, they decided to play Minecraft after school. Well, he did. She wanted to play, too, and spent the entire time digging holes, falling in, and asking her brother to get her out of the hole. She was delighted. He’d tell her which button to push and she would examine the controller to find it, and explode in cheers when her guy did what she wanted.
Den 6 went to see Shrek: The Musical at John Carroll. We took a normal picture, but it cracks me up that if you tell a bunch of 6/7 year olds for a silly picture, how many of them dab. Do they even know what they are doing?
These two. Ever since day one, she’s been a Daddy’s Girl. He walks through the door in the evening and she races to him, screaming, “DADDY!!” He picks her up and she locks her arms around his neck as tightly as she possibly can, squeezing tight to make sure he doesn’t set her back down, all with a smug sort of grin and glimmer in her eyes. She adores him.
Thanks for checking out week 11 with me! If you are doing a 365 project, I’d love to see!