Attempts of a working wife and mom of three to capture daily life in images.
Monday, July 23, 2012
Frame a Day '12: Week 29: 7/15-21
July 15--Putting on the Brakes--While we were on vacation, Chretien had to replace one of the rear brake
pads. Today, under less urgent conditions, he replaced the other one. Earnest was taking notes. Although he probably can't change brakes (yet),
he did learn the names and uses of some of the wrenches.
July 16--Statue of Liberty, Lego Style--Our library had a Lego contest tonight. The kids were
given a bag of assorted Legos and were instructed to construct a
building. Trust was very resourceful and traded some of the Legos
that she didn't need or want to get ones to create her entry, the Statue
of Liberty. Earnest did not really compete and he and I just built
different structures from his bag.
July 17--Let the Games Begin!--Imp and I went to the library today for some Olympic crafts.
He made the laurel wreath, a torch (which he was calling "his
campfire"), a bookmark and a swimmer/gymnast on a stick which you could
put in either the pool or a balance beam and slide the stick so they
could compete. We're ready over here!
July 18--Truck Day--It was a dream come true for the boy who loves to push buttons, pull
levers and turn knobs...Truck Day!
July 19--Hot (?) Summer Nights--This child just makes me laugh and wonder. Even with the cooling
thunderstorms we had yesterday, it still gets very warm in my kids'
rooms. Imp insists that we cover him up with his angel blanket every
night. I suppose it could be worse. During the cooler weather, he
wants both his angel blanket and his ducky blanket. I suppose it's not a
huge surprise, as his daddy always wants a blanket as well, even during
the warmest summer nights.
I have never come so close to missing
a day before. It's not that I didn't have photos, but for some reason,
my cell phone was acting up and they are all ghosty, blurry and
unusable. I am so glad I sat down about 40 minutes ago to look at them
and didn't wait until tomorrow to retrieve them, because then I would
have been out of luck. The photo for today should have been one of Trust and Earnest painting suncatchers at the library. Oh, well.
July 20--Chips off the Old Block--Trust tripped and did a face plant on the playground at camp.
Unfortunately, her two front teeth were the biggest casualties of the
fall. We managed to get an emergency dental visit late in the
afternoon, and thankfully, there appears to be no nerve damage. As luck
would have it, she has a regular cleaning appointment next week, so
they will take a better look at that time and figure out how to proceed.
July 21--Sisters?--Trust's friend came over for a sleepover. They had planned
many fun activities, including water games, movies, reading books and
creating new T shirts with fabric markers. I was amused at the color
coordination of the girls here. I almost think they could pass for