I love the bond between this girl and her dad, love the way she waves her arms in excitement when he comes home from work each day, love the giggles and grins she reserves for him. This particular moment was from Saturday afternoon, and it brings a smile to my face just thinking about it.
It’s the return of Friday Night Dinners! We took a long break for the holidays and for January, and then had a few weeks where nobody came, but this last week brought good friends and good conversation (and good food!) to our table. Forgive this not-so-wonderful picture; I was too busy enjoying everyone to capture a decent photograph, and only snapped this shot of the aftermath.
Sunday evening found me with a very awake girl and a dinner to prepare, at an hour long past her normal bedtime. I would blame it on Daylight Savings Time (the scourge of parents everywhere), except that she woke up earlier than normal on Sunday and hardly napped at all during the day. I really can’t say what caused her absolute refusal to sleep, but, having already gone through our bedtime routine and expecting her dad home from Awana at any moment, I settled on this as a reasonable solution to the problem of where to put her. She was quite content to munch veggies and watch my dinner prep; there are definite advantages to having a non-mobile child!
Shortly after we bought this home, we bought several bushes to plant along the front. These bushes were bought from the same nursery and planted at the same time. They are all on the same drip system and get the same amount of sun during the day. And they are all growing and flowering at vastly different rates. I fear my brown thumb is showing.
Those are the pretty, happy, funny and real moments around here this week. How about you? Head over to Like Mother, Like Daughter and join in the fun!