Wednesday, March 4, 2015

58/365 - last day as a 10 year old (Feb. 28)

It is Miss C's last day as a 10-year-old, tomorrow we celebrate her eleventh birthday. This child of ours is a gift to the world and not a day passes that I don't feel a deep seeded gratitude that I am her mother. She is an old soul filled to the brim with wisdom. She loves deeply. Kind without ever expecting anything in return. She has been a vegetarian for years because it goes against everything inside her little body to eat animals or fish. We honour this. She carefully fills every line of her notebooks to make sure she saves trees. She is humble and sweet, and we adore her. 

Tuesday, March 3, 2015

57/365 - piper's dinner time

When it's time for this boy to eat, he definitely lacks patience. He has shredded paper towels, has been known to push glasses off the counter, and jumps up on counters and tables to get our attention. But once he hears that cat food being poured into his bowl he is one happy kitty.

However, I don't think he is happy about being photographed during his nightly feast. I think it's time to put the camera away. :-)

Monday, March 2, 2015

56/365 - welcome home

There are many reasons I am enjoying taking a picture every day, but I especially love days I capture pictures that I know would not have happened if I weren't doing this project. Today was one of those days. Most every day, when I get home Teddy is sitting by the door waiting for me. As I turn off the alarm, he hops up on the bench beneath the alarm and welcomes me home with nudges. Today I happened to be holding my phone and decided to take a few pictures. Many people think the great welcome home is reserved for dogs, but the truth is cats are pretty happy to have their family home, too. Piper tends to wait for Miss C's arrival, but Teddy is all about his Mama.

Sunday, March 1, 2015

55/365 - long division

I think everyone has memories of learning long division and for Miss C. the time is now. She has a test coming up this week, and I think she will be more than ready.

Saturday, February 28, 2015

54/365 - pool time

Monday and Friday evenings you will find us here. Miss C loves to swim, and I am content to sit on the pool deck with a good book, a journal or my iPhone. I simply love the day to day ordinary moments of being a mom. 

Friday, February 27, 2015

53/365 - year of the sheep

Every year I take pictures of the girls with the zodiac animal from that year. I was happy to get to use my sheep again. Now I think it might be time to bid these sheep a fond farewell. 

Thursday, February 26, 2015

52/365 - celebrating the new lunar year

This year we celebrated Chinese New Year at home. It was a quiet, relaxing evening with our family. We ordered in our favourite Chinese food and sat around the table as a family and enjoyed each others company. A perfect evening in my books. 

We decorated the table in honour of the Year of the Sheep.

Red envelopes, cards and small gifts were exchanged. 

We even paused to capture a family photo.

It was a perfect way to celebrate the beginning of the Year of The Sheep! Happy New Year!!