Sunday, May 28, 2017

Project 365 Weeks 20 and 21

After a full weekend of activity and a wonderful Mother's Day, these three settled in to watch an episode together.  I have no clue what was going on in the episode, but I find their reactions hilarious.

Little Ish is prepping for a ride down the banister--his favorite way to come down the stairs.

We have a screened-in porch off of our kitchen.  Zélie has recently discovered the joys of playing out there.  It also seems to fulfill her desires to play outside when it is not a good time to go outside.

I just wanted to take a moment to focus on Lily and her beautiful, generally unbrushed, and oh so surprising red hair.  We have had a few good conversations about recessive genes lately.

I spent the day babysitting four of my nieces and nephews.  This may sound like insanity, but because they are so close with my kids I pretty much end up spending the day taking care of Zélie while the big kids play nicely together.  When they first arrived Persephone decided to hang back with me an Zélie instead of joining in the big kid fun. These two spent about 20 minutes looking at this book together.  Persephone took the time to point out different objects in each picture. 

Little Ish has entered the era of losing teeth.  He ended up having to have his first two teeth pulled as he had what are known as shark teeth where the adult teeth grow in behind the baby teeth in such a way that the baby teeth don't get loose and fall out. He was very excited to lose teeth even if it wasn't in the usual manner and now he has a very sweet lisp.

We spent our morning at a family fair and yard sale at our friends' school.  While we were there, the three big kids made fish kites.  As soon as we got home, they spent a bunch of time running around the yard and the sidewalks infront of our house flying their kites. 

Zélie loves collecting things off of the ground; she especially loves collecting the seed pods that our sycamore tree drops.  The challenge of the spring has been to keep her from eating them.

Little Ish has been spending a lot of time this week learning to draw pokémon from a book he received for Christmas.  One of the great things about homeschooling has been the ability for him to pursue his interests and being able to show up to school dressed as a dragon in the middle of May.

I am sure there will come a day when my children will ask why I took so many photos of their eyelashes. 

Zélie kept getting into their game so they hid on the stairs where she couldn't get to them.

Confession time.  I didn't feel like chasing anyone to get a good photo and Zélie was strapped into her highchair sitting in decent if not terribly beautiful light.

With a little encouragement, Atticus put on his sandals all by himself for the first time.

Ish showed Zélie how to put a cylinder block in to the empty paper towel roll.  She caught on pretty quickly and then proceeded to repeat the process many times over.

Sunday, May 14, 2017

Project 365 Weeks 18 and 19

I realized, after the last post where I covered two weeks, that posting my project in 2 week installments might make my Sunday evenings a little more relaxing. I am going to try posting every other Sunday for the next few updates and see if I like it better that way.

Zélie has a new found love and admiration for her cousin Percival.  She got very excited when he walked over to talk to her.

Zélie has recently discovered how much fun it is to hide behind the couch and play peekaboo.

One year molars are no fun, but chomping on her own fingers seems to help.

Rest time has been a real hassle most days for the past year.  Atticus doesn't consistently nap and it has taken a long time and a lot of encouragement for him to finally do rest time well.  Late afternoon pictures of this guy used to be full of grumpy or crying faces; these days he is almost always pleasant because he is well rested.

Atticus discovered the last remaining balloon from Easter and was quite pleased with himself.

Molars were the theme of the week.  Poor teething baby!

I spent my afternoon taking photos for a client and completely forgot about my project 365 until bedtime.  Sleepy children don't like to look at the camera or humor me so this is the best I could get.

We spend an awful lot of time chasing this girl down and pulling small objects out of her mouth.  Having older siblings is sometimes a choking hazard.

This photo of Zélie just makes me laugh. 

Zélie has figured out how to climb the dining room chairs.  I have started putting one by the window so she can climb and look out.


I was having a problem with my eye on Wednesday. Having an unrelenting eye twitch led me to decide to skip a day. 

Lily has been incredibly fickle about allowing me to take her photo lately.  I was pretty pleased when she was game for a few photos on Thursday morning.

Zélie was dusting off her hands after playing in the grass.  The sweater she is wearing originally belonged to my 19 year old niece when she was a toddler.

All 4 kids have been getting so much play out of this nylon tunnel this past week.  Atticus particularly likes to stand inside it and pretend to be a noodle.