The challenge: Take a photo every hour on the hour (give or take 5 minutes) to document a typical day.
7:00am The view during morning coffee. Neighbours live in the blue and yellow houses, the one in the middle is empty but has just been renovated. I like how I can see the Queensway in the distance; when the trees are bare I can tell how fast the traffic is moving.
8:00am Our home daycare starts. Vanh greets Baby A at the door with his favourite toy.
9:00am Chosing a book for nap
10:00am Making lunch
11:00am On the way to playgroup...garbage day turns friendly neighbourhood sidewalks into an obstacle course.
12:15pm This is the only photo I managed to get even close to noon, as lunch at playgroup requires close supervision. I had been sitting between the twins and in the time it took me to get up and snap this photo they got out of their chairs, with Vanh into Max's dish, which I had to immediately rush back and sort out.
1:00pm We left playgroup around one so I had both inside and outside shots to chose from. One of the (many) things we enjoy about this centre is the enormous fenced yard. The west-facing overhang protects a chunk of pavement for a little run-around in even the worst weather, and a brand new toddler-sized play structure is being built here this summer.
2:00pm Kitchen cleaned during afternoon nap
3:00pm Still napping... the toys are waiting...
4:00pm Reading with Daddy
5:00pm Daycare ends – Vanh is sad to say goodbye
6:00pm Bath crayons = fun.
7:00pm Bedtime. I wanted to take a photo of the boys in their cribs, but they went down a little early and their door was closed at seven. So I snapped a shot of the wall outside their room instead. I didn't realize how much there is to see here – paintings by Woody's dad that we didn't know about until two years after his death, our wedding bouquet, the stuffed dog we brought to Vietnam as a gift and ended up sleeping with every night because we missed our Shadow so much, a dragonfly windsock from dear friends, and a swim diaper I didn't know was there.
8:00pm Relaxing with a nice hot chocolate in the hobby room.
9:00pm Editing ruthlessly to get the twenty-six photos I want to use in this post down to just fifteen, one per hour...
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