Day 170's photo count: 72
We went to my parents' house for Thanksgiving. My parents, four of us kids with our our families totaled nineteen people.
Avery found herself a quiet place to enjoy a book. I remember big Thanksgiving meals at my grandparents' when I was her age and also remember the calm of the rooms that no one was in. I enjoyed the party and I also enjoyed the quiet of the empty rooms.
(Do you know about the book, Quiet?)
Thanksgiving Day Photo Count: 82
Yesterday she was asking when we could go "snowing" again.
We woke up today and her wish had come true.
She insisted on riding the sled by herself and giggled all the way down.
(Today's photo count: 76)
I keep saying it because it continues to be true - taking these daily photos helps me see the sunshine in my life.
I took this photo on our way into the library. We were getting new books and avoiding fines on the old ones. For hours, I'd been sorting through outgrown clothes and random toy pieces. (Grumble, grumble.) I hadn't thought about my photo all day and grabbed my camera on the way out the door - before the light was gone.
Then, during the day's clouds and wind, the sun peeked out and warmed things up.
(Today's photo count: 13)
Sick kids this week. We're happy to have these.
Today's photo count: 79
She's watching a tree being cut down. The slow process captured our interest all day long.
(Today's photo count: 73)
Getting shoes on is a struggle around here.
I decided to take a photo because it is part of everyday.
Looking at the photo I was struck by how our limbs are crossed in an organized tangle like the laces of his shoe.
365 Project Note: I'm going to start noting how many photos I take on a given day. I think it will be interesting to notice. Today was 53.
Last week we went to tea together. This week we took some photos with the ten second timer. This girl is fun to be with.
I meet with some fabulous moms from my church once a week.
The light in the room we meet is beautiful. I listen to my friends but there are moments the light in this little girl's eyes captures my attention.
Usually the first snow is a few flakes here and there. This year, they woke up to the ground covered with snow.
It was a mad rush to find hats, boots, mittens, and sleds. Yesterday they weren't needed. Today finding everything was urgent.
The kids all walked up... and down. It wasn't sledding snow. The ground was still muddy underneath.
Uncle Richie! Augusta greets him with a dance and he makes her laugh.
I don't know what Uncle Eric was saying, but I know Atticus wanted to hear every word.
These are the kind of family photos I love the most. No one dressed up, cleaned up or smiled for the camera.
A little one on one time with Avery at the Frick Cafe.
The tea and food was delicious. The quiet conversation with my girl was even better.