Thursday, 3 April 2008

her hair smelled like new leaves

Another windy night, people murmuring about politics on the television behind me.

I'm waiting for the wind to braid the power lines and a sudden darkness to fall.

The lights have flickered a few times today, resetting the microwave and starting small electronic things shrieking, startling Rosey into falling off the couch and landing onto the dog with an audible whump (oof! from Jasper) and a waaaaah! from the girl.

Sometimes mommy-ing is all patting and shushing and making things feel better.

And some days the best part of the day - better than the latest political craziness or having time to yourself or even a bath is looking at the photos of your daughter learning how to roll down the hill.





It's still windy, and bitterly cold tonight. But with these photos in hand, I can almost believe that spring... is creeping in.

11 comments:

meggie said...

All those moments that are so precious in your child's life. How lucky we are to have digital cameras to record the precious memories!

jeneflower said...

Nothing like rolling down a hill in the spring.

Isabelle said...

It's certainly spring here. At last.

What a brave dog, only saying "oof".

Lone Grey Squirrel said...

Jessica,
come over and make a wish. I have tagged you.

kimmyk said...

awww...i miss having a little one.

although, last summer my then 14 year old did just this...and it still made my tummy smile.

very sweet.

Molly said...

The colours and the fun look so warm, it's hard to believe it's cold!

apathy lounge said...

Meggie's right. Digital cameras saved my life.

Sarah O. said...

Love the new banner picture! Your daughter is lovely.

beagle said...

You know, I think we adults should do that once in a while.

imaginary binky said...

I'm pretty sure that just like the groundhog needs to see his shadow, children learning to roll down a hill are necessary for ushering in spring.

My float said...

How cute! It's hilarious when they roll down hills...although make sure she doesn't roll into a hidden mud pool, like mine did!!