Okay, back to the photos...
I decided I wanted to capture our after school ritual and I decided to do that when Riley was just about to get off the bus. If I had thought about it more I would have taken pictures of her as she came down the block. Guess I can do that another day. Maybe when it's warmer. At any rate, I set up the tripod and then used my remote on a 2 second delay to take pictures. I had the camera aimed one way, but decided to change it around to get the kitchen in there since it's a player in our after school rituals.
I work from home and on most days I'm finished with work at 4:00. My daughter gets off the bus at about 4:07 a half block away so it works out well. On this day, I had brought up a load of laundry to fold and worked on that while Riley did her homework and ate a snack.
Before homework, Riley showed me a picture that her friend, Mason, drew for her. Riley is a great lover of cats, so he drew a clever picture of a cat watching a mouse hole that's littered with cheese crumbs while the mouse (wearing a cowboy hat) sits atop the cat's head. So cute and sweet and thoughtful. I like that Mason kid.
As our ritual goes, I empty her backpack and put any necessary letters/flyers on the fridge... and then I check her homework in between folding clothes.
And then it got dark... fast. Oh, these short days get to me so. So glad longer days are ahead. I thought our pictures were done for the day, but then I caught Riley and my husband in the kitchen talking about their days and preparing for dinner and it felt like something I also needed to capture.
I love these little snippets of our life... these rituals, and need to remember to document them more.