Better late than never! I am continuing to shoot every day but with a crazy weekend (Chris going out of town and Aly being sick, missing 2 days of school) I lost a lot of editing/posting time.
You'll see a lot of Lollipop and friends this week, because they made me smile while hubby was out of town for my birthday.
And without further ado, week 9...
57/365: New Old School Desk
I picked up a new prop on this day (well, I sent Chris to pick it up) and Aly immediately claimed it to do her homework. I was capturing the details of the vintage desk as Aly sat in it, when I realized Lollipop was watching her tiny human intently. She was perfectly framed between the desk and her girl, so I knew this was the shot I wanted for this day.
58/365: Pinky Ball
Lollipop is not big into doggy toys. This was something that we struggled with at first, trying every chewy, toss ball/rope, and treat-stuffed plaything that the pet stores had in stock. She wanted nothing to do with any of it at first. Slowly, she warmed up to one of the toys The Barking Lot gave us when we adopted her: a spotted, fuzzy, squeaky ball; which we named "Stinky Ball"...because, well. It's a fuzzy dog toy that got repeatedly left outside. Yuck.
Anyway, Stinky Ball is getting unbearably gross and no longer squeaks which makes it less appealing to our girl. So we went to the pet store to see if they had anything comparable. Thankfully, buried in a bin by the checkout, we found these obnoxiously bright fuzzy squeaky balls and got a deal on 2. Our sweet girl took to this one immediately and we have dubbed it "Pinky Ball".
Read this title sarcastically. This was my birthday. Chris flew to Florida to attend his grandmother's funeral. Aly stayed home sick from school. This photo was taken after she had stacked up all of our kitchen stools (which were outside because I was cleaning the floors) and climbed on top of them. With a cape on, of course.
The sickness reached its peak and she snuggled in bed reading most of the day.
61/365: Rays of Sunshine
Aly was finally feeling better and was fever-free so a friend came over to play (and her sweet momma brought dinner and a cake to celebrate my birthday)! These ladies are absolute rays of sunshine and I will forever be thankful to the Girl Scouts for bringing us into each other's lives.
62/365: The Girls
Aly was invited to a birthday party for one of her Girl Scout friends. I dropped her off to be watched by the other mommas while I picked Chris up from the airport. When I came back the Girl Scout troop was happy to pose for a few photos for me. This photo so perfectly captures their sweet, spunky personalities and I absolutely adore it.
And then there's Aly. Oy.
63/365: Nanny Dog
Sweet Lollipop knows her place. While she ADORES Chris, she watches over Aly like it is her actual JOB. I love this little tank of a doggo so much.