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Unphotographed Moments – Days Fourteen and Fifteen

(This post is part of a series for August 2013 entitled “Unphotographed Moments.” Read the intro to the series here.)

Yesterday’s Unphotographed Moments:

A friend who is moving away and I attempting to load some stuff she was passing along to me into my car… Accompanied by four small children. Fortunately on a cul-de-sac.

A motion-picture-perfect satiny black horse cantering across the rolling golden California hills on our drive to Napa.

Owlet pausing nursing (Say what? Never happens. Never. Girl loves her milk.) to inform me that I had just gotten a single word wrong in the song I was singing. I think I said “you’ll” instead of “we’ll” in the “Someday we’ll find it” portion of The Rainbow Connection. (As a music nerd and stickler for detail, this made me proud rather than irritated.)

Successfully jumping out at my friend Alice yelling “Surprise!” (Or perhaps it was “Aargh!” …I can’t remember) complete with balloons. Even better was the lovely Alice rockin’ the hell out of her steam punk crown, handmade by Rapunzel.

Today’s Unphotographed Moments:

Platypup likes things orderly. Shoes should either be on feet or in the closet. Books go on the bookshelf. That kind of thing. Well, today he found an empty milk carton on the kitchen table and kept insisting that it should go in the fridge. “But it’s empty,” I tried to reason, “so now it’s recycling.” Normally he thoroughly enjoys an opportunity to put something in the recycling bin, but he was not to be swayed. I am pretty sure we finally just left the room.

Platypup somehow managing to find an uncovered bowl of sugar (huh?) in a lower cabinet at the birth center during mommy group, spilling some on the floor before I whisked him and the bowl off to better — and separate — locations. Owlet then lying on the floor licking it up. (You know you are a laid back mom when…)

Owlet tucking herself in under a blanket on the futon to listen to Peter and the Wolf while Platypup finished dinner and I brought in laundry. A rare moment of peace in a frazzled day.


Today’s one-shot photo:



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