Tell me what it is you want to do with your one wild and precious life? -mary oliver

Tuesday, July 26, 2011

Beauty Everywhere

 I was sitting at my computer writing, when I looked out the front door window and noticed the spectacular skyline Mother Nature was gifting me tonight. 

 I grabbed my camera, pajamas and all, walked outside to capture these puffy, whispy clouds, masterfully painting the skyline. 
Our weekend was a Girls Day for Addy and I.  We went shopping, stocked up on candy, and went to a movie.  Mike and Ike's, Sugar Babies, Reeces' Peanut Butter Cups, and more.  Perfect for movie viewing.  We saw Monte Carlo because we're both big Selena Gomez fans.  She loved it.  I loved it. And we enjoyed each other.  I googled Monte Carlo, and do not see that as a particular near future vacation destination.  Just sayin...

Our days are finding Sarah busy and into mischief easily.  Before I turn around she's torn up paper, unrolled toilet paper, eaten any non-edible particle lying around and comes back for more.  So, when she sits in my lap for a short time, I want to grab the moment and enjoy the feel of her skin next to mine.
These eyes are piercing, yet dark and subtle at times.
I love their almond shape, the lashes that wisp upward to the sky, saying, "Hey, look at me." 

Of course, playing with Mama's makeup brushes is a must.  Although, she wasn't too keen on the bristles. But, needed to climb up the knobs of the drawers  to see more goodies on the counter. 
For lunch today, we made pizza muffins. Austin is the most serious in the kitchen.  He loves to help out when he can.
Sarah was an expert because Miss Patty showed her how to make these at VBS.

I love seeing Sarah's expressions, faces, and smiles. 

After the flash, she grins in this overwhelming smile like, "Can't catch this smile, Mama!"
The other night, Andy and I were drying her off from her bath when I asked, "Do you ever wonder if she misses anything about her old life?"  I'd love to know what she is thinking, when she points her finger at me, spouts off some gibberish, and walks off.  But, I know she loves her family.  After playing, she'll stop where I'm sitting, smile, and wrap her arms around me.  In the pool, she loves to hug her sister and brother, and wants to follow them and be "one of the guys." I know she knows she's changed.

My mother's coming into town for a few days to play with the kids, and let me begin working in my new classroom, setting up my new home for those who will walk through those doors.  I'm looking forward to tapping into that aspect of my being.  It's refreshing to start a new.  I learned I would be moving buildings the week before I left for Ukraine.  A friend said, " Are you crazy?  A new baby, a new grade, a new school!!"  For me, it's a whole new life that began with a picture of one little girl, who changed our lives forever.
 Beauty in this World

1 comment:

  1. I'm right there with you on the 'shoving anything non-edible' into her mouth deal. It definitely keeps me on my toes as I'm sure you have to be as well. Enjoy your mom's visit as you get ready for school to begin. I've got some of that to do when we get back from vacation as well. I've always loved the planning aspect of teaching so I'm excited to dig into this year's curriculum and get started!