14 Apr 2014

Our Everyday Life: Spring In the Air

playgroundat the playground

Week 15 of 2014 made us feel lighter, spring was in the air and we did few things we haven’t done in ages. Like going to the playground after an afternoon in the library. Children giggled in their bright outfits and adult wore shorts and talked a little too loud while enjoying the sunshine. We spent more hours in our backyard and imagined our summer filled with more outdoor activities. We went to the swimming pool, I started hot yoga hoping to be fit by the summer.

Monday I woke up at 5:12am and little TOI was still sleeping, I went back to bed worried that he might cry any second. I fell asleep until 6:50am when I heard AOI calling my name. I told her to come into our room, after a cuddle I picked TOI up and fed him while AOI sat next to us and I read a book to her. That same day After breakfast we went to the swimming pool and while AOI swam, AMI worked in the waiting area and TOI slept in his car-seat.

Thursday after my husband heard on the news that there is a possible sighting of moose on the highway he decided we should make a trip to one of our main cities. Half way there he decided we should spend the night there. Also he decided to take a quick detour to one of his fieldwork stations and we got stuck in the mud on our way there.


Thank goodness we have two wonderful children whom cried the right amount and for the right purpose. For instance AOI cried a little because she wanted to go back home and TOI cried because he wanted to feed. We were also lucky because he managed to contact one of his students just in time because they were leaving to go home. Friday we went clothes shopping. For the first time AOI some items she would like to wear. I bought a new pair of jeans, a trousers and two tops. After that we went to the science museum, we had lunch there and then drove back home.

Saturday I went to my writer’s group with TOI. AMI stayed home with AOI and I came back to a new arranged living room. Sunday after church I went to the writer in residence’s house to rehearse the part of my novel I want to read to the public next month.

This week I concluded that sometimes it’s wonderful to step out from the everyday routine to enjoy life with all its adventures. Even if it’s just…

culture at the librarygoing to the library to capture the beauty of childhood culture…

at the libraryobserving your child in a place that you know she might spend days if she had the chance

father and soncapturing a baby safely curled on the most reassuring place he knows right now, the shoulder of a parent

enjoying the daystepping into the frame with all your imperfections

everyday lifesitting back and letting a child unplug her imagination

chilling outenjoying the vision of a child naturally performing a yoga pose

my childrensavouring the moment with your children and capturing it with self-timer

at the museumlooking at your child lost in a world of discovery

the hatbuying something like a floral hat on a whim because you think your child will like it just as much as you

sweet little toiposing for a minute to smile at the blessings when you look into your baby’s eyes.


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  1. Beautiful pictures! The one the self timer captured is perfection and should be framed!


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