Really, there’s no excuse.
So I’m not going to make one.
And actually, this post isn’t really about Ten on Ten. It’s about capturing our everyday stuff so that someday I can look back and actually remember these days. (They’re kind of blurry sometimes.)
Plus these girls of mine grow up so. very. fast.
So, this year, I’m trying a new thing! One picture of the girls. Once a week. That’s totally do-able. (Right?! Please tell me it is!)
And despite the blogging-hiatus, I have managed to stay on top of the picture-taking. So, you, my lucky reader, are going to get to see them all at once. Seriously, you’re so lucky.
Week 1: We kicked off the year with our tree still up. That’s totally normal, right? Plus a sister-picture is always more fun with twinkle lights. Now if only I could get both kids to smile at the same time. The struggle is real. At least we have 52 weeks to practice.
Week 2: We went to “Mini Monet’s” at the local art’s center. I felt like I was nailing motherhood. I mean, it’s got “Monet” in the title. Clearly, I’m raising future artists. Granted they loved the kiddie pool filled with balls more than the art, but whatevs.
Week 3: The girls got a belated Christmas gift from my parents–big girl legos! It’s been a hit. Like hours (hours!) of independent play. Joanna’s been a building-fiend (she built the two things she’s holding with very little help). In her words, “I’m just following the directions. I love directions!” That’s my rule-following little girl! (And yes, the floor always looks like that now.)
Week 4: One day in January, it occurred to me that we are having a crazy warm winter (“warm” being a relative term). So we went outside to play. I’d kind of forgotten that they’re a year older this year, and the dressing process wasn’t quite as terrible. Plus, Claire didn’t sob the entire time. So win-win.
Week 5: I didn’t really mean to do two snow pictures in a row, but that’s life in these parts. They’ve both got sticks because it’s basically the perfect outside toy. (Also, Claire is staring at the bird feeder…it was a desperate attempt on my part to get her to smile.)
So, there you have it. The first five Mondays of the year…documented!