Thursday, August 27, 2015
MOMMY: What do you mean?
ADDIE: It's just looks black but it's really dark dark dark blue.
MOMMY: Oh really?
ADDIE: Yeah. The night time is filled with lots of colors even though lots of people think it's always black.
ADDIE: I wish I could go to a place where I can see all the city lights at night time!
MOMMY: Oh? We could do that! That would be fun!
ADDIE: If I could, I would paint all the colors of the night!
MOMMY: Do you know who you remind me of?
MOMMY: There was once a famous painter named Vincent Van Gogh who painted the night time.
ADDIE: He did?
MOMMY: And he was the first one to do it! Before him, everyone thought the night time was too dark to have any pretty colors.
ADDIE: But they were wrong!
MOMMY: Yep, Vincent Van Gogh knew that there were lots of colors in the night time and so he painted them.
ADDIE: Can I see?
ADDIE: WOW! Mommy, see? I told you!
ADDIE: Oh! I like the reflections in the water!
MOMMY: Yep, it's another example of how he saw lots of colors in the dark dark dark night.
ADDIE: And look at all the colors in the rocks!
MOMMY: I think there might be another reason why you're like Vincent Van Gogh.
ADDIE: (GASP!) Oh Mommy! It's sunflowers! Really! Look!
MOMMY: Sometimes it's hard for me to like art, but I've always liked Vincent Van Gogh's paintings.
ADDIE: Me too! He's my favorite! He sees things just like I do!
Tuesday, August 25, 2015
Monday, August 24, 2015
Friday, August 21, 2015
Wednesday, August 19, 2015
Tuesday, August 18, 2015
To add to the moment, we thought we'd drive out East to see a field of sunflowers. The hope was to take lots of really pretty sunset photos, but in that regard it was a bit of a disappointment. The sky was filled with smoke from the national fires going on right now, and the flowers were mostly spent. Next year we'll try to find a field during the first week of August. Just you wait!
Monday, August 17, 2015
I can't help but smile.
Friday, August 07, 2015
Thursday, August 06, 2015
The girls returned today after visiting Gramma for a few days. I missed them so and I could tell that they missed me as well.
In tucking Ellie into bed I had a hunch that she needed more time with me. The fact that she wouldn't let go of my hand was a pretty good hint.
So what did I do? The only solution I could think of was to invite her to join me on my evening walk.
We spent the next hour walking 5,752 steps around the neighborhood, nearly 2.6 miles,chatting the entire time.
It was just what I needed and I am willing to bet that even though she ended up going to bed 2 hours after her bedtime, Ellie would say the same.
I sure do love spending time with that girl.