I took different amounts of pictures each day, with the most being on Monday. But, for the most every day the number of pictures I chose to import and edit was 33. I guess I always found 33 moments interesting and unique from each other every day.
The project starts now. I didn't do my album during the actual week for the first time this year. I know that to get it done, I need to start soon. Having all my journaling typed out will be a big help. Looking back at my completed album from last year and realizing I want more space this year. Probably 9x12, it's just easier than having to trim things down for a 8.5x11 or 6x8 album.
Most of my photos were about my children. I did try to stop and photograph a few details of life, usually waking up or food. Looking back I see a lot of repetition over the week, but that's part of the rhythm of life. The little differences between days are very interesting. Every once in while a moment of beauty stopped me and I captured it too. Plants, animals or interesting lines around me.
I'm thankful for all the memories I have recorded. Lakshman is at such a precious age. It was nice to focus on recording his cute behavior instead of doing another calorie count. After I posted the photo of him talking to his cookie monster "Elwo" a friend prompted me to take a video. His voice is just so adorable and I am glad I took the time to record it.
Avinash starts elementary school in the morning. The time we have to connect with him are so limited now. He is so smart, I still remember how he learned his ABCs before turning two. I was scrolling through my blog and I found the video clip of him being sarcastic, trying to be funny by saying the wrong letters on purpose. He's actually not very sarcastic anymore, just straight forward and sweet. Love that.
After hiding behind a pillow for a while, she showed her teacher the sunflowers she planted out back.
Half drop off birthday party. We let him play with his friends for a few hours. The parents were invited over after for dinner + drinks together. We have found such a nice community here. And, what a good birthday idea?
Finishing up the penultimate bag in the Ewok Village set together. I got sick after this. Not sure why but I'm better now. Luckily I always have bounced back pretty quickly from throwing up.
These guys are usually hiding from the holiday crowds, but they were around today. Avinash and I were talking about patronuses later. I told him mine would be a tiger and he said, "that's good, not quite as majestic as a peacock would be, but still good." HA!
He likes to assert his dominance over each of us at least once a day. Avinash was laying down and he seized the opportunity.
I think I got the last of the lychees for the season. They were even better than last week. I'm going to miss them. It's amazing how I used to only get this stuff in India and now the Indian Grocery Store is no farther than Whole Foods is.
We don't have too many major back to school traditions other than morning photos, so we roasted marshmallows as a special treat. Yay for having a gas stove. We actually have a big fireplace in the backyard but not really experienced with using it.
Finally, my view right now. Laundry, most of which we all sorted together and put away. There is always another load or two to do that ends us hanging around.
Thanks for reading along and sharing our week with us. Will hopefully share my pages soon.
My previous week in the life posts are here. See my completed Week in the Life album from 2014 and 2013 here.