Week in the Life | Day 2

 I didn't include this photo in my collage. I noticed this stack of books on Addie's floor just after tucking her in. It makes me smile because while there are a few books in this stack she has read from, she's not really able to read and comprehend bigger chapter books yet—she has created this stack to mimic the big stack of books on Taft's bedroom floor. It's so insightful as a mother to see how older siblings influence younger ones—imitation is frequent. In a recent general conference for our church, Sister Joy D. Jones reminded us,   "Children are great imitators. Give them something great to imitate!"   I'm super grateful that I've always had wonderful people before and around me to imitate and that children (most of the time) are good examples for each other!

I didn't include this photo in my collage. I noticed this stack of books on Addie's floor just after tucking her in. It makes me smile because while there are a few books in this stack she has read from, she's not really able to read and comprehend bigger chapter books yet—she has created this stack to mimic the big stack of books on Taft's bedroom floor. It's so insightful as a mother to see how older siblings influence younger ones—imitation is frequent. In a recent general conference for our church, Sister Joy D. Jones reminded us, "Children are great imitators. Give them something great to imitate!" I'm super grateful that I've always had wonderful people before and around me to imitate and that children (most of the time) are good examples for each other!

I did much better today on the picture-taking side of things. Here are 36 of the pictures I took. Scroll down for bullet-point notes that will help me document Tuesday when my kit arrives. 

1. Trey's script for The 39 Steps  2. The inside of our garage which Geoff just recently cleaned after a long, slushy winter  3. Boys headed to CVHS. Trey drives Taft + Ethan Walters  4. Early morning sky  5. Daffodils (yay, spring!)  6. Toes in wet, cold, GREEN grass  7. One more view of the garage + our current vehicles
8. Back inside. Geoff is reading scriptures  9. Addie is on task, making her lunch. Peanut butter sandwich 10. New-ish earrings  11. Most days, Addie tries a few different shoe options in front of this mirror  12. Most days, we read kid scriptures together  13. Today, I drove Addie to school for an early meeting  14. Addie's resource teacher, Mrs. Reiber leads this group in an update of Addie's IEP  15. Unexpected and delightful walk in the rain with Kerry  16. The slug we just about stepped on  17. After showering, I'm headed to the mall Note: This weeklong documentation is showing me that I eat too many meals in my car!  18. I have always LOVED escalators  19. I've been going to Cindy to get my nails done (almost consistently) for 16 years  20. These trees by JC Penney at the mall bloom once a year for 2 weeks and I LOVE them  21. Back at home and tackling my daily chores  22. Back in the car headed to get Addie for speech—more food—lunch I guess?  23. Most weeks, I run errands for the hour that Addie is at speech  24. Today is a stop at Michaels  25. Stretching and framing this canvas for the corner in my living room that I've been working on  26. 4:00pm pick up Addie at Christie's house  27. Some days, I crash for 20-30 minutes just before dinner. Laying down helps curb my appetite and ward off any grumpiness  28. Our world is greening-up. LOVE the view out my bedroom window  29. My view during dinner prep  30. Addie is our faithful table-setter. Today she declares is "Sit where you want day" which means there are no names written on napkins  31. After dinner clean-up: Taft is my very faithful helper who always jumps up (sometimes a bit too early) and puts the food away  32. After meal relaxation: Trey on his iPhone and Addie on YouTube  33. I'm at the city council meeting, realizing that the agenda is long and I might be home later than expected  34. I do appreciate the chance to be involved in decision-making that affects my community  35. Back home to tuck this one in—too late  36. My evening ritual of herbal tea and dark chocolate!

And there you have it. 
Some days I wonder what I've accomplished. I'm glad for this process so I can get this week's view and SEE what I'm up to (most days!)