Ok I am super behind in this week's post. Short school days, slow computer issues, and a sick kiddo will do that to a deadline that you set for yourself.
Oh, well...at least I am still shooting every day! And so we press on...
To week 11!
71/365: Hair Curling
With the elementary school daddy-daughter dance fast approaching, I purchased a new curling wand to make Aly's hair special for her big night. She was very nervous about a hot thing coming so near to her head and said she "didn't want to be like a fried egg". So we convinced her (read: bribed her with M&M's) to a practice run. As she saw the curls develop in her hair, she stood taller and her face lit up with delight!
72/365: La Jolla Sea Lions
I had a session in La Jolla and was astonished at the amount of sea lions laying around. There were so many and so close! As the light faded after the session, we walked around a little and I snapped a couple of photos of these loud creatures.
The rain had stopped long enough for the ground to dry up and it even felt a bit warm outside. My little Cali girl kicked off her shoes, asked for a beach towel, and donned her sunglasses to soak in the sun.
74/365: Daddy-Daughter Dance
My heart melted as these two headed out to their first daddy-daughter dance. Chris got emotional, saying, "So this is our first dance. And some day we'll have our last dance. And I'll have to give her away."
Not ready yet. Not yet.
So glad I will have these photos to look back on when that time does come.
75/365: Swim Lessons Week 2
She does not stop smiling during swim lessons. She gives it her all and loves every single second.
76/365: Frosty Outside
Our Sunday morning routine involves stopping by Wendy's on the way home from church. We grab something for an early lunch so that she can go to ABA social group therapy. Sometimes, she eats her lunch in the car on the way home from church and then has time to slowly enjoy her frosty treat. That was the case on this day, when she decided to lounge in her camping chair and soak in the sunshine as she leisurely ate her frosty.
77/365: Solar System
She woke early, before school, to create our solar system out of toys. While the globe represents the sun, Earth is a small sea turtle snow globe, and, if you look closely you can see the moon on the other side of it, in the form of a small snowman eraser. Then, between Mars and Jupiter, is the asteroid belt (a bookmark). Saturn's rings are represented by her stethoscope. The solar system is completed by Pluto in the form of a NASA golfball. She then had me join her to stand on her bed, looked down on her creation, and said, "Look, mom, now it's like we are astronauts floating in space!" I love this kid and her amazing brain.