Daily Archives: November 20, 2011

would ya look at that

No more foam core!  And it only took two-and-a-half years to do it!

I wasn’t kidding when I said we were tackling some of the window issues in F’s room.  We ordered the blinds from Smith+Noble – they are similar to the ones in E’s room, but those were from Home Depot, and we’ve not been really pleased with the way they hang, so we opted for a little upgrade with these.  I got the camera out to photograph the installation and one very happy (and curious) resident, and as soon as they were installed and opened and closed a few times, F grabbed her Prudence and jumped on the window seat saying “Mommy, take my picture with Prudence and my new window.”  And then she smiled this fake-camera smile while I snapped and immediately demanded to see the camera screen.  So much for feeling like I photograph my children without them ever really realizing it…

The next photos weren’t posed – it’s the kind of activity that happens around here when I simultaneously thank my lucky stars for big sisters, want to sit down in the corner and watch them interact like this, and work like mad to get something done (laundry/dinner/vacuuming) while the peace persists.  I’m frequently torn.  That night I just watched (and photographed).  The laundry can wait.

Is it just me, or do they look older?


Friday was a bit of a whirlwind, and F didn’t get down for a nap until pretty late.  When she woke up, I was the only one home, and we played a few games and worked a few puzzles in the quiet of the house.  The view out her windows of the sun setting over the rooftops and the church steeples is usually a good one, but on that afternoon the sky was particularly stunning.  The colors outside of the window are distracting to me in these photos – they look like the colors on a cheap romance novel, or the cover of Gone with the Wind that I read in eighth grade.  But never fear – Tara (or our neighbor’s house) was not burning in the background as we played round after round of the picnic game.

All is well, inside the house, and out.