In an effort not to miss out on the little things in life, once a month I document a day in pictures.
We started the morning with “cearios” which is the word Violet uses for Cheerios/Cereal.
James was pretty excited for the first day of summer camp.
Our neighbor offered to walk James and Mariyah to the bus for camp with her son. I missed the actual departure because….
Violet started crying at the door that she wanted to go to “tamp” too. Although of course she had no idea what “tamp” was, she was devastated that Bubba and Yiyah were going to go somewhere without her.
She cheered up a little when she got to play with Bubba’s friends sword that was left in the backyard.
And she cheered up a lot when she got to go to Ikea with me to watch the airplanes (and make a few returns).
Naturally those returns turned in to new purchases. I’ve been planning to redo James’s room and think these picture frames will fit right in with the music/rock and roll theme we are going for. (That makes it sound way more fancy than it is, mostly I just want to hang his guitars on the wall so the dust stops collecting underneath them).
After our Ikea trip we stopped at camp to pick James and Mariyah up. I knew without even looking where each child would be. Mariyah was at the swimming pool…
And James was at the soccer field.
We headed home. Where Violet kindly brought me about 15 feet of “kissyous.”
Then I headed to the theater for the Voices for the Voiceless #stars4fosterkids show, which was a fundraiser for You Gotta Believe. You Gotta Believe is the only adoption agency in New York City that focuses on kids over 10 years old. The show was phenomenal and featured some really cool non triad performers like Tina Fey and Megan Hilty. And then some really cool performers who were part of the adoption triad like Rachel Crow and Alex Mapa.
How awesome is Rachel Crow? Mariyah was totally jealous. I should have brought her with me.