Today I woke up to see my girls at the front window.
I LOVE our front window. Besides the climbing tree, this was one of the biggest selling points for me when we chose the house. The front of the house faces west, so we see glorious sunsets. I also have a clear shot of the girls climbing their tree, and we often see birds–not only in our yard, but in the valley across the street.
When the girls turned around and saw me, they motioned for me to be quiet and their eyes were bright with excitement. They had spotted a hawk perching in one of the larger trees across from us. By the time I grabbed the camera, the hawk flew off. We did, however, see a lone pigeon on the wire, and the girls were equally excited. This is something I love about the girls. It doesn’t matter that pigeons are fairly common in the city, or that we see dozens in the library parking garage every time we visit. Each little pigeon is special to the girls.
Sera begged me to get the camera. So, I did. And we captured our little morning moment with Mr. (Or Ms.?) Pigeon:
Just a few moments later, I was watching the sky and thinking about how strange it is that sometimes a gray day can feel oppressive, but today it felt invigorating. I thought it was so lovely. Right then, Amelie walked in, saw me looking out the window and said, “It’s gray outside, but it’s still kind of beautiful!”
It was an amazing moment. I feel like there have been a lot of those sort of moments now that we are home so much together. Like we are all moving along on the same rhythm. Even our emotions are in sync.
After math and grammar, Sera asked if they could listen to an audio book. So we put on Harry Potter and Sera sorted legos while Amelie worked on her rainbow loom. It was a beautiful day indeed.