Week 5 - Hello, February!
This week involved a lot of rain outside and a lot of personal stress. I am determined to continue see this project through, as it helps me process events and feelings, even if it does nothing to attract new clients or "followers".
29/365: Robot Research
She received a robot for Christmas; one of the 4 things she asked for specifically. On this day, she gave it one command after another, meticulously recording what each command made the robot do.
30/365: Day Off
Chris works hard at night. On his days off, he helps me with chores around the house, but also takes some time for himself to relax and unwind. One of his favorite ways to unwind is to watch a "silly show" and snuggle with his dog.
31/365: Play Date with Daddy
Three days a week, she has in-home ABA therapy immediately after school, until dinnertime. On her "off" days (Tuesdays and Thursdays) she craves attention from Mommy and Daddy. On this day, Daddy accepted her invitation for a "play date" and she was THRILLED.
32/365: Morning Routine
Mornings are hectic. But I am determined to be in more photos this year and to capture even the most mundane of our moments. On this day, I set my camera up on the tripod and preserved a few frames of how I do her hair every school morning.
33/365: Rainy Day Face
Aly went with me to run an errand at the bank on this morning, then we went to the library to return her books (and check out more, of course!). After the library, I meant to drop the bag of library books at the car and then take my special girl out for a special lunch. Unfortunately, I was rushing because of the rainy weather and tossed my purse into the car instead. It wasn't until after I locked the door behind me when I realized what I had done and that I had stranded us at the mall with nothing but library books and (thankfully) my cell phone. While I called Chris to wake him up and come rescue us, Aly tried to break into the car with anything flat she could find, then tried to run off to notify "the police" (mall security). I am so glad she was by my side.
34/365: Church on Super Bowl Sunday
They had special activities for the kiddos at church for Super Bowl Sunday. After church, Chris and Aly rested while I did a few chores, then we all went out and hustled some Girl Scout cookies to neighbors who were watching the big game. This was a very good day.
35/365: Learning About Kilauea
New PBS Specials are for Aly what new Disney movies are for any other kid. On this day, we watched the new NOVA, "Kilauea: Hawai'i on Fire". She asks questions that just amaze us. Of course, she was worried that the volcano would reach us because "Hawai'i is a state, and we live in the United States". So we got out her globe and showed her how far away Hawai'i is. Then we did some research to answer her question, "I know that igneous rocks are created by volcanos and geodes are igneous rocks. How does a volcano form geodes?" Long story short: we now refer to geodes as "Volcano farts".