In my studio, I have an opaque “curtain” over the window to diffuse the light when it is too bright; the girls love playing in the sill, and since my prompt of the day was haze (zero haze here that day!), I called them in to get a picture of them playing there. Boy were they ever excited! They actually cooperated with the whole picture taking thing.
This is a picture of cookies, not home, but I mean come on; what says home more than the smell of fresh baked cookies? I also thought it was appropriate because my favorite place to cook and bake is home. I do not like cooking in other people’s kitchens. At home… the girls and I go nuts.
The timing of this prompt was incredibly appropriate. This day was my brother-in-law’s birthday. He passed away 3 days after my youngest was born this past year. I had this painting commissioned for my husband as a Christmas present (I highly recommend the artist! If I had a link to a site for him I would put it here.) and we put it on the piano with my brother-in-law’s nutcracker. We celebrated my brother-in-law’s birthday by sharing memories of him and doing things he liked to do – like drink coffee.
It’s cold and flu season and this poor kid was having a rough time of it. I read somewhere that putting Vick’s Vapo Rub on the feet would help them to breathe easier and sleep better at night. Here’s hoping it works…
We tried to go on a family bike ride this past weekend. Ella did okay… until she didn’t. She felt out of control and vulnerable. She panicked every time the bike got too fast for her to feel comfortable. She felt very vulnerable while seated on the bike. I decided that before we tried to just go for it, as my husband likes to do, that I would work one on one with Ella in the alley behind the house until she became more comfortable with it.
Ok, so her face looks more orange than red, but it’s tomato soup. It’s adorable. I claim a pass! Nelly adores tomato soup, which she calls, “bobo boop.”
This was such a gorgeous day and we decided to go out and enjoy the warmth. Ella has become more comfortable riding her bike and rides back and forth in the alley while I try to catch up. Nelly doesn’t have the coordination yet, but she likes me to push her on her bike until she decides she’s over it and just walks along with her helmet on.