I know it is tradition to take pictures on the first day of school but we were running out the door in the morning with our milks in hand and then running back in after school to get a nap in. Second day looked pretty similar. Today we finally started to gain some composure and paused to take a few pictures. She goes to high school with me every morning and learns all sorts of lovely stuff in their Tiny Tigers program. She already loves it there and now that she can bring her new-found and very deeply ingrained affection for Elmo to school with her she is in heaven.
Wednesday, August 24, 2011
After all the excitement of traveling I have been genuinely concerned that I would never be motivated to take pictures again because nothing here seems terribly exhilarating and noteworthy. But then this afternoon Lucy and I were eating food straight from the garden and I looked at her as she was intensely seeking the best blueberries and I had one of those moment. You know them, when your eyes well up for no good reason and you feel like life makes so much sense in that instant. Those are the moments I want to document.
Yes, after all our lovely moments walking barefoot in the dirt picking blueberries and peas, reality strikes as she tries to stick one of those fresh peas up her nose.
Tuesday, August 23, 2011
Jet lag has been cruel on this side of the trip. We adjusted easily in Malaysia and the first night here we did fine, but it is all catching up. We are exhausted for much of the day and waking up at funny hours of the night. Lucy was waking up pretty consistently this week at 11:00 and up for 2 hours. Just enough time for her to be reunited with Nemo and back to bed. She also wanted to spend the evening reading her pop-up bug book that Britt bought her to cure (or tease) her of her worm fear. Kind of like ghost stories at night, she still acted scared of the book but wanted to keep reading it over and over.
Friday, August 19, 2011
Lucy largely slept through this portion of the trip. She missed most of the fun in China but woke up long enough to watch some Nemo and Elmo on the plane, pose for a few pictures, squeeze into the subway a few times, and make some new friends.