I'm in the next room over, rinsing dinner plates and wiping down kitchen counters, but I can hear her: Reading portions from her children's encyclopedia to the cat. With expression and enthusiasm. Tonight's topics include---human anatomy, birds (did you know they have tiny hearts) and the history of china. Lately, this 9 year old can't seem to get enough information. She loves facts. She adores discovery. And she's beyond eager to spout back out what she's soaking in (hence the cat). She might be our 5th, but I still marvel at a child's innate wonder and love for learning. Side note: I'm also marveling at that giant bun on top of her head because she does that all by herself for ballet class a couple of times a week. Truly, a beautiful thing. I am a big fan of age 9. • • Please, no comments about teenagers. We aren't discussing them in this post. Only 9 year olds. 🙃Thank you.
i believe, on occasion, it is a mother's duty to drag her family to places such as sunflower farms and pumpkin patches---even the teenagers. spontaneous weekend outings are (mostly) good for the soul! 🌻 the weekend's over, you can all head back to high school and college now. 😉
so a photographer was born today in a sunflower field.
WHAT??? drove all the way to the pumpkin patch. #protesting #notfair
senior photo shoot! @christinapughphoto 📷thank you for capturing our girl's spirit and sparkle in these pics. amazing work! ••• and, please, someone pinch me. how is it this middle child of ours is going to graduate this year and has already committed to auburn university for next? love her so much! #shesonherway #finishstrong #wareagle
Just sitting here with our festive mums and pumpkins [and 87 degree heat] ... P R E T E N D I N G it's fall in Georgia!
What a teenage boy's life is like when he has a mom who once was an English teacher. #canthelpmyself #spellingmatters
the best way to observe a fish is to become a fish. ~ jacques cousteau ... or go to the aquarium. 🐠
and sometimes you get talked into sitting front row at the dolphin show. 🐬💦 #beforephoto