This past weekend we went for more walks than I can count. It’s becoming my go-to exercise, as a matter of fact I just got back from one a few moments ago. Between naps I think it’s good for the baby to get some fresh air and I know for me it is as well–particularly today. I fought with sleeplessness last night, again, and slept only two hours during the “real” night. By 530am I was drifting off to sleep, which of course was when the rest of the house was starting to stir. I put the baby in bed with me and didn’t even find the strength to get up with Justin or Holly as she got ready for school. I was up with the baby from 8-9 and then we both were asleep until 11. (That’s 2 hours each–quite the nap on both of our parts!) My sweet Marie…always knowing what I need and coming through with flying colors. I love that little easy-going baby girl:)
Something that has happened in our house of late is Holly’s obsession with my camera(s). As a photographer I am really excited to see this, and as a fellow creative soul I am more than happy to hand her my point and shoot or iphone and let her take as many photos as her heart desires without editing or directing her at all. (There would be no point to that anyway…that little girl has definite ideas about just about anything. Again I say, “apple….tree.”)
On one of our walks last weekend we spent a lot of time stopping to enjoy the flowers along the way. I present to you our neighborhood, through the eyes of my Holly.
And, unrelated, me on a bus. LOVE her perspective here–I couldn’t have taken this better myself.
We took our first bus ride yesterday to pick up our car at the auto shop. VERY exciting for a four-year old. Me? Not so much. Lugging a stroller around a crowded bus can be a little intimidating, but it was sort of worth it to see how “cool” Holly thought the whole thing was. The best part was discovering that the bus stop two blocks from our home goes directly into downtown and only takes minutes. The next time we go to the library for one of their free Saturday events we are so using public transit! The kids ride for free, and I am only $1.75. Parking can be 5+ dollars downtown and is really a hassle–which sort of negates the whole free and fun feel of the Saturday morning:)
I truly see some natural talent emerging in my little four-year old and definitely want to do an insert into my Project Life album of all of Holly’s images so far this year. I am starting to be on the fence as to how I am proceeding with my album–currently everything is uploaded to Shutterfly as I really LOVE how nice and thin photobooks are, but looking at how the albums in binders incorporate inserts (and the varying sizes) ah! I love it. And it’s really making me consider printing out my layouts and putting them into a binder. Binders are just so much more bulky, and we don’t really have a lot of space here for that type of thing. Oh…what to do…..
Thoughts appreciated. Have a great day!
***oh, and for those of you wondering, this is NOT what springtime in Minnesota typically looks like. The weather has been freakishly warm so plants are opening up close to a month early! Trees typically do not have leaves prior to May 1st, I kid you not. (Last year it even snowed that day:) This year, well summer has practically arrived!