Yesterday, we were hit with a sort of blizzard. But, like most winters here, they never last. School was delayed for the kids this morning due to the icy roads. Just before noon, most the snow and ice had melted.
Teddy gets excited when she sees snow. She only comes inside after she’s had her fun. Oh, and also because she knows there’s a treat waiting for her.
Teddy, the family Keeshond seems to know more than we think she does. Even though she’s never made a trip to visit my dad, grandma, and sister at the hospital, it’s as though she knows something’s up.
This week has been hard.
At the desk sketching.
Kylie’s first day of school.
Aspen damaged by the hail storms.
Crafting supplies from a swap.
The 3rd book of the Lightbringer series!!!! Now I just need the author’s autograph.
As you know I am working on different Project Life (PL) projects: both daughters’ individual school/extracurricular activities, the family 2013, the family 2014, and one on just me. I rotate between these depending on how I feel. That might sound like a lot but it’s really not. I only work on what I feel like working on and it keeps me motivated. I like to have fun documenting and like adding different embellishments and creativity to the albums.
Right now, besides helping daughter with her PL (she’s done, btw, so I will be sharing a post on that shortly), I just finished April 13th and 21st. In weeks, that would be week 15 and 17.
My 6-year-old started first grade. It’s been hard for me to grasp this. It feels like she was just born yesterday. My 11-year-old will be starting middle school soon. This will be her first year in middle school. I don’t want to even think about it yet.
I tried to hold tight onto summer. In the last few days before my 6-year-old started school I found ways to go to an amusement park and have a picnic up in the mountains. It was fun and kept me from thinking too much about all the changes.
The rose bush husband planted last summer was eaten by our puppy, Teddy. She ate everything that was visible. We thought for sure the bush wasn’t going to come back but it did! Teddy seems to be leaving it alone now.
There’s not much in the backyard and I’m not thrilled at taking photos of the same things every year, yet there’s something I find special in doing it. I love capturing the growth and small changes.
The thorn-less Hawthorne. It flowers a canopy of small white flowers in the spring and its berries turn red in the fall.
The fruitless cherry tree. It’s a shame this cherry tree doesn’t fruit. I’d be eating them cherries to my hearts delight right now if it did! I was surprised to find two orange red leaves on the west facing side of the tree. I have noticed the air a little chilly-er and the sun setting about an hour earlier too. This summer seems to be flying by and for some reason I’m not quite ready for fall yet.
Both these trees are still babies so they have a ways to go, which means, I will be taking lots of photos of them in years to come.
Teddy. She won’t stay still for a photo but I try anyway. She’s 8 months now.
This morning, my daughter, Teddy, and I went for a morning walk. My daughter rode her bike while I walked and added some jogging in between.
Above, Teddy’s waiting on me to take this photo. She was really excited to get going.