I made this for a friend who had her baby last week. I love how it turned out so much that I might just have to make one for my own baby, whenever she decides to arrive!
Anna and I finished our second week of homeschooling before lunch today. I am enjoying spending one-on-one time with her. She is eager to learn, and our mornings are such a blessing right now. Jack is paying more attention than I thought he would. He can recite her "memory gems" even though he doesn't sit still at the table with us.
There are hints that fall is just around the corner if you stop to notice. There is a crispness in the air that has replaced the oppressive humidity. It was darker outside this morning, when I awoke at my usual time, and the coffee somehow tasted better.
One more sign of fall's approach: the Army Band had their last outdoor summer concert last night. They ended with the 1812 Overture complete with live cannons. The kids loved it and so did I. It was a wonderful evening sitting on the grass with my family around me and enjoying the music.
After the concert ends, Tony has to stay and tear down the equipment. I walked back to the car with Olivia and Anna, for Jack always wants to stay with his dad and "help". Now that the concert was over, we could park much nearer the gazebo. It was such a lovely evening that we decided to stay and walk along the seawall while Tony worked. Just as we reached the wall and the salty sea smell filled my nostrils, I looked out and saw the most spectacular moon just above the horizon. It was pumpkin orange and it might have been my imagination, but it even seemed to have a smiling face.
I keep hoping for that "nesting" thing to kick in, but alas, all I feel is tired this week. It took every bit of my willpower to make the bread dough today and to work on the laundry.
Olivia will finish her first week at the High School today and I am looking forward to picking her up so that we can talk on the way home. It fascinates me to hear her perspective and to find out what stood out for her as she enters this world so foreign to her.
Stop by Jen's, the gracious host of 7 quick takes!