(“A Week in the Life” is an idea started by Ali Edwards, and involves photographing everything your family does for an entire week. Her ability to capture the most ordinary, normal, everyday kind of stuff, and making it beautiful, inspired me to give it a try…)
Wednesday was a whirlwind! Oh, my word. But it was so much fun. Can’t wait to do it again next week!
Because Ben had worked a really long day on Tuesday, he stayed home for a bit in the morning, which made the girls very happy, as they hadn’t seen him at all the day before. Of course, the morning had to begin with Ben very loudly, fakely snoring to signal his need for some girlies to come “wake him up” from that very deep slumber.
After dropping the girls off, I went to my movement class, where I spent the hour with some ladies I had never met, trying to turn our bellybuttons and pelvic bones toward our right knees, and other such lovely movements. I have many moments of being very thankful that the only people who see me during those classes are all women who are in the midst of looking as ridiculous as I do. And then I think of Sunday’s bike ride, and the progress I’ve made, and I turn my bellybutton with fresh vigor.
After my class was over, I picked up the girls, we ate lunch while driving, and went to the University of Manitoba for our first day of swimming lessons! Anika and Kaylia were pretty excited about the shuttle ride from the parking lot to the swimming pool!
Anika’s swimming lesson started first, while Kaylia had to eagerly wait her turn.
We are in a slot with four other families from our homeschool group here in Niverville, and I had no idea how much fun this would be. It is so great to be able to spend two hours with these other moms, and for our kids to be able to play together.
Also? These four little girls lining up for swimming lessons was so extremely cute! Us moms sit around imagining what good friends they’ll be as they grow up!:)
After Superstore, it was time for our chiropractor appointments. While we waited, we read French books and pretended we knew what we were reading. (Our chiropractor is French, so the French children’s books are very plentiful. There are a few English ones Kaylia enjoys, but yesterday, she only chose French!)
After our appointments were over, it was time for Kaylia’s usual balancing act. This must happen each time we visit the chiropractor, so I’m really glad I got a picture of it! Also, I think the lady’s expression in the background is amusing, but I kinda wish I knew how to photoshop her out of there! She’s ruining the sweet moment.)
It was a fun, full day, but definitely challenging to take my camera everywhere with me, and remember to get photos of stuff! I’m glad for a day at home today!
How’s your week going so far? Do you prefer “at home” days, or “out and about” days?