I found this drawing the other night while the kids were going to bed. Daughter made it. She said she and her friends play a spy game at recess and she drew the map. She sounded out all the words herself. Both husband and I were giddy with excitement when we looked at it and told daughter that we wanted to keep it and frame it. Daughter would have none of that, “But I need it for recess!!!” She promised us she’d take care of it and when she was done with it we would get to frame it. I really really hope she takes care of it. Of all her drawings to date, this one is so much a keeper that I will be forever sad if it gets destroyed.
Daughter’s Map of Evil. Graveyard, Evil Castle, Evil Gate, Ghost Town, Sauron, Zombie. “X” marks the treasure.
I took this photograph a few days ago. It was about 9pm, husband and I were watching an episode of 30 Rock. I had gotten the baby to sleep and put him on a pillow next to me. This was after multiple attempts at trying to get him to sleep in the bassinet you see at the left of the photograph. I can’t tell you how lovely it was to be able to eat my dinner with two hands! He’d been asleep for about an hour and a half when he started to stir. The soother had fallen out of his mouth about an hour before and as I looked over at him, I saw his hand pop up. Immediately, I grabbed my camera and snapped the photograph. All I could think of was this: