Sunday, July 27, 2014


Yesterday evening we went for a walk around the neighbourhood, as I try to do most evenings. Reese didn't really want to go though, but I made her come for fresh air. She was grouchy. It also turns out she was distraught over a family that was hit by a car in the Costco the other day. You can see it in her face in some of these photos, as she asked questions about them. She is my sensitive girl, who is now afraid to go back to the Obstetricians office because of a blood trail she saw outside the hospital last week. At bedtime she was in tears about the Costco incident. I stayed with her and we chatted until about 11, while her dad was on his run. I cherish the time we spend chatting together, even if it is past her bedtime. I just wish it wasn't so hard for her, being so sensitive in a world where bad things do happen, and there often isn't a "why" answer.

Friday, July 18, 2014

They Grow Up...

Reese was a bit sulky earlier today because she wasn't able to go to her grandparent's house. (She has a busy gymnastics schedule). I knew she would be fine though because it meant we could spend some time together without her sister. At the very promise of sushi lunch tomorrow, she perked up. She has also been wanting gel nails so I told her if she could pay for them, she could get them. She was just about the most happiest, excited girl in the world. She is thrilled with her new gel nails. To make the evening even better, I took her out for ice cream, and then we went to Winners and she bought herself a new sweater. We went for a walk before bedtime, which we do often. It was a good evening, and she was a very happy girl. She is looking so grown up in these photos. (The cat down the street happily photobombed some pics on our walk.)

Sunday, July 6, 2014

The Memory Behind a Photo

We took the girls to Sunfest today. We remarked to each other, later in the evening, how in 10 years here, we've never been. We weren't even there long, but the girls were so happy to go. We bought them the dresses they are wearing in these photos. Zoe picked one and then selected a different one, commenting on how she wanted one to "match" with Reese in case I took photos of them. Well, wasn't I proud of my girl in that moment, thinking about photos! ;)  They got Henna tattoos as well. Reese talked about them before we arrived and she clearly really wanted one. We decided to give it a go, as a one time thing because if I get some ink I can do it on my own for them as often they like, and I'd have fun with that too. I took some hand photos of their tattoos later. They are just pictures of the tattoos, but it is the last two photos on this post that were of more significance to me than the tattoo photos. They were snapped as Zoe was trying to decide how to pose her hand, and you can see  the contemplative look (or a tiny little smirk?) forming in the last one because she told me she wanted to pose her hand "like this" and stuck her middle finger out. I told her she couldn't because that's a swear word, and she knows it. She denied it, but I think we all know the truth. ;)