What summer, and the last weeks of just Audrey and me, are all about. Slow mornings with no where we have to be, wearing our jammies (or just the top) past lunch, dirty feet, pretend cookies baked, watering can drum circles, bubbles to blow, porch drawing, snacks shared…just us, for a little longer.
“Together is a place I won’t soon forget.”
“Thank You for this beautiful world.” -always in her prayers and blessings these days
maternity pictures…our first as a family of four
sneaking to watch A fall asleep- getting caught so just going in for kisses and giggles
making her laugh
checking off the before baby to do list
a date day with Mark to Charlotte
the way he loves his shoes (Audrey gets it from him)
monitoring the baby each week- being able to feel him move while I hear his heart beat change
that all alone, quiet time with just him
the sleep after the snooze button
our anniversary tradition and looking back over the years of those pictures this week
lockets with pictures inside
This afternoon I snuck into her bed in time to watch her wake up from a nap, with a giggle in a dream. “Mommy, I thought you were here.” Read a tall stack of books from the dresser before we got up. Strung beads into bracelets and checked them glowing in the dark of her closet. Wore pajamas and dress up clothes out to pick up drive through dinner. Splurged on happy meals. Did an exercise video together. Giggled. Read haikus we memorized and recited in our best poetry voices before going to bed.
A tree can’t reach
for a glass
A: Daddy, can you go downstairs and cook lunch?
Mommy: He is cooking.
A: No he’s not. He’s not stirring.
I’m gonna draw everything I love in my imagination.