I’m a documenter of lives. My life. My children’s lives. I have a separate journal for each child, which is technically a composition notebook. The triplets were newborns when their’s were started, which made Evie 3. I’ve done a project called “week in the life” where I become even more intentional about documenting our everyday lives. I started this when it was just Evelyn and do it every year. Among pictures of the kids are pictures of our filled dishwasher, the kid’s bedrooms and the everydayness you see around here. I love looking back and seeing our dishwasher filled with bottles, the kid’s idea of “making” beds and the joy of dad returning home to a 1 year old. That is why I’m participating in “A Mama’s Story” link-up “Our Days in Pictures.” So you can “see” what my week looks like and what is going on around here! Join up here.
A VERY VERY VERY rare moment for me. I love to read to the kids and this is a HUGE part of my homeschooling everyday and this guy fell asleep after a few books. It reminded me so much of when he was a baby I had a very hard time waking him up. 4 year olds are AWESOME but a huge part of me longs for the time when they were snuggly babies. We try to make a library trip so that the triplets have an influx of new books. This week we’ve reading a lot of “historical figures” like Casey Jones and Calamity Jane. Evie, soon to be in 2nd grade, is enjoying the second Laura Ingalls Wilder book “Little House on the Prairie.”
Ha! Strange sleepy boy week. This one, the biggest of the 3 could still be a napper if he would stop playing long enough. Another day and another book reading and he was out. I had to eventually see about super and he refused to be awakened. Even after not so gently putting him on the floor. He’s my big little sleeper.
I lost my last grandparent in May. My mom and uncle are in the process of getting his house and stuff ready for sale. While there visiting my sisters and I were able to go through all of my grandparents remaining items to see if there was anything we’d like. I am NOT an antique lover. At all. However, I love these old boxes. I hung a similar one in my basement and I think I will be hanging this somewhere upstairs and filling it with things that remind me of my grandparents. Possibly on the piano where I played a duet with my grandmother. Other items I choose: a magnet “Betty’s Kitchen,” square dance name tags, a couple of grandpa’s pocket knives, grandma’s whisks, a butter dish, and a cookie press. LOVE it!!!
A rare “quiet” moment. They are really into drawing people now. See Ella’s portrait of her auntie Keesha below. I LOVE their art, all of it. However, no one has room enough for it all. This is why we have “art of the month” club for Keesha in TX. This morning I am sitting by a pile of their art, listening to giggles, and thankful that Henry’s fever/throwing up of yesterday is over. With 3 preschoolers this year I encourage a lot of free play and art.