Friday, May 27, 2011

The Little Things



May 24, 2011.
Sundaes: We hit the ground running on the Tuesday after the long weekend.  We were racing through dinner in order to get Charlie to his spring concert, and Josh picked up from his field trip to Canada's Wonderland.  Dinner ended up being a smorgasbord of fruit and veggies, pantry finds and a quick mac and cheese.  After the concert and once the whole family was together we decided to treat ourselves to McDonald's sundaes. But for me, the treat wasn't the hot fudge.  The treat ended up being an opportunity to sit together and share the best parts of our day.  And just to brag a little: Josh rode his first roller coaster (in the front seat!), didn't get lost, and won his brother a stuffed dino at the claw machine.  Charlie was (in my humble opinion) the best "Snobby Pear" on the stage.  Well done boys.
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May 25, 2011.
Wheels in Wheels:  I spent some time spring cleaning the trailer on Wednesday.  The Little Man brought his Hot Wheels in and chatted me ear off, keeping me company.  After the cleaning was finished I laid down on the mattress and played cars with my son.  After a while, I closed my eyes, dozed and daydreamed about this summers camping trips.  What a great way to spend the afternoon.
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May 26, 2011.
Fallen Grace:  I went for a quick photo walk around my hood, looking for the beauty of a  wet spring day.  I captured some beautiful images of rain glistening on fresh spring blossoms. But, for some reason it wasn't the obvious beauty I was drawn to. On this day, it was this pink sidewalk that spoke to me the most.  For me, the  blossoms were a  pop of colour on a dreary morning, in an unexpected place.  And they made me smile. I guess on this day, what I needed to "see" wasn't the obvious.  What I needed was the reminder that beauty can be found - even after it has fallen.
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Tuesday, May 24, 2011

Summer's First Long Weekend

May 21, 2011.
Gramma's Girls: When I think back on my own childhood, some of my sweetest memories are spending time with my Grandma, and my cousins.  Maybe that is why I'm so drawn to this picture of Auntie D. with her grandaughters.  Seeing the girls with their Gramma brought back a flood of memories for me. 
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May 22, 2011.
Flowers for Mom: My Little Man picked me flowers today.  When I looked down at his dirty little face, with flowers in hand, I knew instantly that I wanted to capture the moment.  Those three tiny flowers made my day. 
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May 23, 2011. 
Me Time: Oh, its been a l-o-n-g weekend.  Doing the single mom thing while hubby was working his on-call completely wore me out.  My hat goes off to all the single mommies who do this all the time.
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Saturday, May 21, 2011

Make a Wish

May 20 2011.

My kids and I went for a walk to look at the family of geese nest in the parking lot of the high school.  Unfortunately, Mama and Papa goose had their goslings out for an evening walk.  So, no pictures of geese, just The Little Man making a wish.

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Wednesday, May 18, 2011

The Begining...

Welcome to my 365 blog.  A picture a day for a year - version 2.0.


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