It’s that time of year again…Week in the Life documentation which was started by Ali Edwards. Basically the project is about document what a week in your life looks like through pictures and words. Ali, and most others that follow along with project will turn their documentation into a mini scrapbook. It’s just easier for me to document on my blog. Now that I have started Project Life, incorporating this project into PL will be easy. They both fit together so seamlessly.
My documentation will go from Sunday to Saturday. My plan is to document one day and then blog the next. So here are my photos from yesterday (which I didn’t take near as many as I intended):
Our day usually starts out slowly. John and Catherine are the morning people but they still like to start the day with a little bit of couch time and some breakfast. On this day we made smoothies. This is pretty much the only way I can get green vegetables into Catherine’s diet. She doesn’t even mind shoving the spinach into the blender. Whatever works!
We then took ourselves out to the back porch to enjoy the weather. The mornings and evenings have been cool and our backyard is buzzing with birds and butterflies right now, so it’s so nice to be able to sit outside and enjoy nature…even when we mix in a bit of technology. I think John was actually trying to research why one of the birds was exhibiting a certain type of behavior. Can’t beat the internet for research!
Next up on our list for a lazy Sunday morning was putting together a new bug box for Catherine. Catherine is the miniature, female version of Jack Hanna and loves animals and bugs of all kinds. She swears up and down that she is going to be a zoo doctor when she grows up. I will be pretty surprised if she doesn’t end up as one. Anyway, she goes through bug boxes like they are going out of style. The latest one is actually a bug playground, complete with a slide. It’s adorable.
I didn’t get too many other photos from the afternoon but we mostly kept ourselves parked on the back porch until we left for our church small group, where I didn’t take any photos.
We had a family of mockingbirds take up residence in a small tree in our backyard. We watched two baby birds grow into big baby birds for the last few days. In the morning one of the babies was sitting up tall in the nest. The other one was still nestled down. By the time lunch rolled around they both had left the nest. For a few hours we could not figure out where they had gone. They weren’t old enough to fly but we couldn’t find them anywhere in our backyard. However, we knew they were around somewhere because the parents kept coming into the yard calling for them. John finally figured out that one of them had lodged himself in between our fence and the neighbor’s fence.
Since we have four-legged children running around, we decided to corral the one baby bird into a makeshift pen so that the animals couldn’t get to it but the bird’s parents could still feed it. We managed to get it cornered but we were still on the hunt for the second baby. We left for small group and when we came back, the one baby bird had disappeared but we managed to find the other baby, which it had also lodged itself into the fence. We are actually not quite sure if maybe the first baby had escaped its pen and went back to the fence or if we found its sibling. Either way, we tried corralling this one into a makeshift pen as well. It didn’t cooperate and kept hopping through the wires. I watched him until after dark but I finally had to call it a night and go to bed. Needless to say, sadly the babies were nowhere to be found the next morning. We are hoping that found another hiding place but I am not so confident. I wish there was a way to protect them until they are old enough to fly but sometimes nature takes its course. We did have a fun time watching them and Catherine loved it the most…well, I loved it a lot too, so we both might be tied.
That was our Sunday! If you are also participating in Week in the Life, let me know! I would love to hear how you are documenting your week! Here is a link to some of the past posts I have made, although I just saw that 2008 photos are not showing up correctly. I will try getting that fixed.