For the Love :: March

I was recently invited to be part of a blog circle with some wonderful photographers.  Our theme is “For the Love.”  After looking at my post, be sure to go on to Veronica Armstrong’s post and then around the full circle. 

This month, I’m focusing on what my kids are in love with these days.  And in turn, how their loves shape my days.

Augusta ~ almost 2

See that little purple box in her hands?  She calls it her “Dee Doh” box.  It’s an mp3 player for babies.  Nine years back when my oldest was a baby, I wouldn’t have imagined buying an mp3 player for my one year old.  First, I would have had no idea what an mp3 player was in the first place.  Once I found out it was technology I would have said, “No, thanks.  We’ll sing together.”  

This year at Christmas, when thinking about what this little girl loved, I thought: music and dancing (often on the kitchen counter). She was always chasing my ipod so she could listen to her favorite song, Dynamite by Taio Cruz – aka – Dee Doh.  I saw this player on Amazon and knew it was a home run.  (I was right.)

Atticus ~ almost 5

My boy is fascinated by contruction and demolition.  As luck would have it, a school nearby is being demolished.  We saw it on while driving Trader Joe’s and stopped on our way home to watch.  It was cold and windy.  I stood on one side of Atticus, and had Augusta bundled in a stroller on the other side.  We watched for a half an hour.  I felt like a super hero mom: blocking the wind and letting him watch the cinder blocks crash down.  He came home and did some work of his own.  (It was much colder than the photo makes it look.)

Avery ~ 7

This girl is loves a good book.  Right now her favorites are the Magic Tree House series.  She reads voraciously so she is always up for a trip to our beloved library.  We share this love.  When she asks to go to the library, I feel like Brer Rabbit, “Don’t throw me in the briar patch!”

(Avery is reading Augusta’s long favorite book,  Moo, Baa, LA LA LA to her.)

Savanna ~ 10

March is Irish dance month around here.  It’s busy.  This past weekend was full of performances around town.  Sunday morning, we were at Claddaugh, an Irish pub on the South Side of Pittsburgh.Sunday evening, she was in full costume at the 20th Century Club in Oakland.


Now, follow the circle to Veronica Armstrong’s blog and her post For the Love of.

6 thoughts to “For the Love :: March”

  1. Since the children are all my grandchildren, and you are my child, your photos (and the comments) made my chest hurt. Thanks, so much.

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