Thursday, March 1, 2012

The View From Here - Vol. 2

Last week a photo of my girls in a grocery cart inspired me to make an effort to photograph and blog photos of life from my viewpoint throughout the day. The following photographs were taken this past week and provide a glimpse into our daily lives. This photo dump sort of post gives me a place to record the every day moments with my family. If you'd like to join in and share the view from where you are there is a linky at the bottom of this post.  Post one photo or twenty - it's completely up to you!

My view during Elsa's nap on Friday. Iced coffee, my parenting class book, and the yellow crayon I used as a highlighter.

A new view for the weekly baby in a basket shot. Yummy toes!

A casual comment to Sam about maybe doing a pirate theme for his birthday party turned into a morning of treasure hunts and sword fights. The Science Museum has a pirate exhibit right now but we need to save up in order to go. Wow is that place expensive!!!

Instead I watched Sam ring the bell at REI for free.  It was his first time rock climbing and he did great!

 Next up was Julia. She made it half way up. Pretty good for five years old!

Monday while Julia was at school I sat with Elsa while she napped. There were 100 other things I should have been doing yet no other place I should have been but gazing at my almost eight month old.

Sitting on my lap and clapping. It's just as blurry in real life that close up as it is in photos.

The light in Elsa's room is so bright during the day. She is almost done using a swaddle blanket so this isn't a view I will have much longer.

 I went to Julia's Brownie Stand on Tuesday afternoon. I even splurged on whipped cream topping and a glass of milk. Total cost: 7 cents.

Tuesday night it rained and rained and rained. Julia didn't like the sound of the rain hitting her windows yet the rain on my bedroom windows didn't bother her in the least. She's a really sound sleeper and hardly moves a muscle. Makes for a really peaceful sleepover.

Rain turned to snow between 3am and 4am Wednesday morning and school was cancelled. Julia and I hid under the spruce trees in our yard to get out of the wind/sleet after we made a sled full of snowballs.

Eventually I went back inside with Elsa while PapaBear and Sam continued to build snow forts. I watched from the dining room window.

The power had been out all morning and the house was starting to get cold so we packed up and went to Grandma and Grandpas. Sam and I went sledding/snowboarding. First I wiped out with the pink sled. Then he wiped out with his snowboard.

Sam joined Julia and Grandpa in their efforts to drain water from the driveway.

This calendar is the first thing I see when I walk in the front door. How is it March already?

And there you have it...the view from here!

1 comment:

  1. LOVE your photos!
    I'm kinda jealous that yours still sleeps in the swaddle. Mine broke out 2 months ago and that's when all our sleeping issues began.


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