On a good day, parenting will test the integrity of your character. On a bad day, parenting will test your will to live. Parenting children with trauma histories will cause you to test the integrity of everything and everyone you thought you knew, for the rest of your life.
~J. Smith

Thursday, April 21, 2011

Photo Essay - A Day in the Life

I thought instead of being verbose as usual, I'd let the pictures do the talking. Plus, there's LOTS to say about Sissy but I don't want to. Corey told me not to let her have any more pie. But I wake up with Sissy on the brain so it's hard to withhold the pie. Blogging about it doesn't help. Maybe tomorrow ... or ... never.

Most of the photos look better if you click on them to enlarge them

Why open adoption is important
WG and her Aunt reading a book together on Sissy's bed 
(where said Aunt has been crashing of late)

WG and AB walking in Grandma and Aunt W's neighborhood
and more importantly, NOT arguing, fighting or being ornery at one another

WG striking a pose

"AB! Wait. Please? I want to get your picture too."
unspoken but implied: "ugh. fine."

 "Look Mom! The pinecone is as big as my head!"

First bud on the rose bush
A gift from a student several years ago

Bloomed! And SO beautiful.

The Knockout Roses

I told you my house was tiny

It may be small, but everyone is always welcome here

Hey! A nice shot of Gracie!  
It's rare.  Usually she's too busy wagging her tail or trying to lick us

"Mom?  Please don't make me get down. 
Dad said I could get up here. I'm old. And this is soft.  Please?"

Look!  I told ya'll I decked out my laptop for the phone session with Sissy.  
I am not alone.  I am not alone.  I am not alone.

My MIL's beautiful azaleas

6 comments:

Dana @ WhatWereWeThinking? said...

I love this little view into your world! Thank you for sharing it.

Ilsa said...

Cool window into 'a day in the life' :-) Your rosebush is gorgeous!

Corey said...

Beautiful flowers! Beautiful family! Beautiful friend of mine! (And Sissy.. NO PIE FOR YOU!) ;-)

kisekileia said...

I love all your beautiful flowers!

Kelly said...

Oh my word. WG is beyond adorable. Love her huge smile!!!

Mama Drama Times Two said...

Your flowers deserve their very own slice of pie - gorgeous!