I was worried about Lucy so I picked her up to take her for a pick-me-up lunch date (haven’t done this in way too long).
Claire found out about and begged to come too, so I lucked out with both girls in the middle of the day. We ended up on a bit of a goose chase to get food they both liked as well as picking up something for Dave in our little sliver of allotted time, but the car was all filled up with tangible love.
I wonder if my girls can feel this?
I wonder if they will remember it?
Maybe not the very moments, exactly, but I hope feelings like that can weave golden threads into their hearts that will be tethered to mine even when they grow up and spread their wings.
Claire had her “Nike Tournament,” was out of school for another Friday, and I took pictures before they headed off for the big dinner they hold for all players the night before.
It was “Western” theme this year.
Those girls all came home with stars in her eyes and told me the story of how their team helped start the giant dance party again, just like they did last year. That girl is fun.
Dave was so endearing finishing Lucy’s math homework at the kitchen counter after they had worked on it together for hours and still hadn’t finished,
Claire has had volleyball and more volleyball and man alive, it’s like I’m in a drought and I cannot get enough water. Ha! It is so fun.
Dave and I are holding onto this volleyball season with all our might. I can’t believe we are nearing the end of her high school volleyball career. Her high school everything career for that matter.
Lucy doesn’t come to many of the games, she can’t see if she did, but sometimes, when there’s a great sunset, I send it to her on the way:)
Lucy keeps herself pretty busy with her practicing and man oh man, she’s getting good at that piano business.
The way she learns music is pretty amazing.
She has me help her with a few tricky parts and BAM! She has it memorized.
I volunteered at MCO (Lucy’s other choir that she adores), my heart aching that Lucy’s only friend in that sea of singers hasn’t been available to come lately. Hoping we can keep her excited about that music that has power to move.
Speaking of music, I love that Lu wanted to go support her friends who play in the orchestra. She wrote me the cutest text during the day asking if we could perhaps get tickets.
Oh and I jumped on that bandwagon speedy-quick.
Man alive, those kids are good cellists…made me feel super inspired (and like I have a LOT to learn) about my own cello practicing! Yikes, that vibrato! Loved snuggling in together with that intent listener at my side.
Claire has had a pretty fun football season with her friends.
Here she is headed out to the “USA” themed game:
Dave and I sometimes look at each other and smile because we feel so lucky we get to have these two around who make life pretty interesting and grand.
Ok, and I guess we better acknowledge this furry girl who is also pretty fun to have around:
Yeah, we like her too:)