This week I’m participating in Ali Edwards’s Week in the Life, an in-depth weekly documentation project. I’m taking lots of photos and writing lots of words each day this week, focusing on a single family member each of the first four days, and then I’ll make a spread for each day to put in my Project Life album. Monday was all about Eliza.
Eliza is back on the third floor, and Jake and I take turns going up to get her in the morning. Her room is a disaster. She sleeps on top of her comforter in a tangle of fuzzy blankets with her feet hanging off of the bed.
I picked her out a uniform while she brushed her teeth; she mostly gets ready herself these days. We waited for the bus downstairs, and she brushed her hair (though it was still giant and Hermione-esque afterwards) while I quizzed her on her spelling words. Spelling is her tough subject, and she got to take a re-test Monday after not doing so hot last week on her first test. She ate breakfast and lunch at school.
Off to school on the bus around 7:30, and back home at about 3:30. I’m going to have HER write more about what she did at school, but she came home chattering about her friends on the bus, and it was super cute. After chilling out for awhile and eating a peach, she started on her homework. Today it was about the calendar.
Eliza played with Jonas and Ava while I cleaned out a closet. She read Ava books and watched a few Micky Mouse episodes with Jonas on the Disney app on the Apple TV. They love those short little old school episodes.
Eliza’s teacher e-mailed Jake and me to tell us that Eliza got 100% on her spelling retest! I’m so proud.
After Ava went home and Jake and Paul (who is staying with us for a few weeks because he’s moving back to Kansas City and his new place isn’t ready yet) got home, Eliza hung with them and practiced her English spelling words (different than her regular French ones).
I made spaghetti squash with creamy tomato sauce for dinner, and Eliza had so much fun scraping the squash “noodles” out! It was delicious; she said she liked it way more than regular spaghetti.
Eliza played and talked and ran around with the family some more, then she went to get ready for bed. When it’s hot, she wears my old t-shirts instead of nightgowns. Which means that she’s pretty much always wearing a punk rock band shirt that she, for the most part, can’t listen to yet.
I brushed her crazy hair, there were a lot of tears, then Eliza wrote a list for 30 Days of Lists. I read her some Harry Potter and the Order of the Pheonix in my room, then she headed up to bed.
That’s a day in Eliza’s life! I’m having fun capturing Jonas today.