Week 3 is here!
We got back into our school routine this week and it was so good for all of us. Aly thrives on routine and I am able to get a lot done while she is in school during the day, which allows me to be a better, more present momma when she gets home.
15/365: Homework Time
Her first day back to school brought her home with a skip in her step and a smile on her face. She said she was SO happy to have homework again!
16/365: Sewing Box
Growing up, my mom had a sewing table in her room and was a whiz and mending clothes. Not only that, but she made amazing costumes. I do not share her gift, but am slowly learning how to mend our clothes by hand and have a new sewing machine that I am determined to learn how to use, if only to make a special quilt out of Aly's old baby clothes. On this day, I sat down to mend a pile of clothes and organized all the thread in my collection. The afternoon light made the colors look so pretty and shiny that I had to capture it. This spot reminds me of my momma.
17/365: Dentist Waiting Room Aly's dentist has a super cute little waiting room, decorated with mermaids and pirates. I wanted to capture how Aly kicks off her shoes, snuggles with a mermaid stuffy on the bench, and reads a book quietly to herself while waiting for her appointment.
18/365: Raindrops on Poinsettia
We had several days of rain and I left our holiday poinsettia out to be watered. When I came home from dropping Aly off at school on this day, the rain had stopped but water droplets shimmered like diamonds on the petals.
19/365: Playdate with an Old Friend
Aly's best friend from Preschool called her up a couple of weeks before this day and invited her to a playdate at his house. Of course, his mother and I were happy to schedule one so they could see each other again. These two were in the same classroom for two years and became close. He has significant mobility issues, but Aly is patient and gentle with him, always running back to hold his hand as he walks. It was nice to see them together again.
20/365: Playing Outside Finally, a nice day to play outside! This was the Sunday before Martin Luther King Jr Day so social group was cancelled for the holiday. Instead, I played games with her and even got some practice with the wireless trigger on my new camera.
21/365: Lookout Our sweet Lollipop dog is so great at keeping an eye out for us. I climbed the hill to try to get a better view of the sunset, but she followed me and so diligently kept a lookout by my side that I was struck by her gentle loyalty and strength and captured this instead.