The 52 Project: a portrait of my children once a week and every week in 2014.
Happy Monday, friends! I was pleasantly surprised this morning to learn that Elliott didn’t have to go into work until 1pm. Why? Because the Superbowl (which we did not even watch) lasted from 12am-4am here in Sicily, and so every year many commands give everyone Monday morning off to sleep in. How sweet is life in the military in Europe? Sometimes pretty sweet.
Anyway, that made for a much better Monday morning that usual for all of us! Later, after Elliott left, I put the kids in the stroller and went to the playground in our town. Along the way we passed an abandoned lot filled with brilliant yellow flowers. They’re in bloom everywhere these days, and I love the shocking contrast of neon with the verdant greens, ripe oranges, and hazy blues of winter.
At the playground, Gil went down the slide head first, his signature move these days. I caught some hilarious moments on film, but this one was my favorite: the wild curls, the splayed fingers, the thrilled smile, the tenuous moment between anticipation and speed.
How was your weekend? Since our anniversary was last week, Elliott and I went out on Friday night. My sweet friend came to babysit for us (thank you, Shannon!), and we had the best time. I made reservations here, and our eyes were literally bigger than our stomachs so — maybe for the first time in my life — we actually had more sushi than we wanted to eat. Afterwards we walked to the Opera House and listened to this ridiculously amazing 24-year-old violinist play with the Catania symphony! The music was amazing, and Elliott and I both felt like we were in another world. Ten points for that date!
And now it’s nap time. I just want to sit here on the couch forever, but I need to make dinner for my little crew to eat before I teach my knitting class/course tonight. What are you having for dinner? Any yummy one-pot recipes to pass along?