now that we’re back into the fall routines, and now that i have a set 40 hour per week work schedule, we’ve been able to resume our regular aunti days once per week, on wednesdays!
some background for you: when little e was one year old, sil ana returned to work. i took care of e three days per week from that time, until cutie c was born almost two years later. i hold such fond memories in my heart of that life chapter! not many aunties get the chance to spend all day, three days a week, with their darling nieces, and i so appreciate the bonding time that little e and i enjoyed. [sidenote: i know i said that the girls needed new blog names; however, little e just flows off
my tongue my fingers so nicely…so for now, i’m going to stick with the nicknames little e and cutie c].
and now, aunti gets a second opportunity to help out with little e! on wednesdays, i will be the aunti taxi, and will help with the chauffeuring of little e, and also with meeting her school bus at the end of her day.
this week, the brother worked from home so that he could show me the ropes in terms of routes, timing, pick up spots, etc. next week, i’ll go solo! i’m genuinely thrilled that wednesdays will feature this routine. children are young for such a short period of time, when you think of it, and i’m eager to lap up every moment with the nieces that i can.
little e’s room is getting a makeover!
a new bed unit goes in this coming week. i’ll see if i can show you the finished room in a few weeks. sarah richardson would be impressed!…
i had a chance to check out celebrity chef lynne crawford‘s petit marché:
it’s like a mini vincenzo‘s, but a bit more precious:
of course, lynne herself was not there (maybe she’s catering for tiff?!)…
so much fun to explore in the ‘hood again – i’ve missed that!
i had to snap a photo of the brother’s tshirt:
…and tangenting forward with another funny caption:
how did you get to and from school when you were little? we walked – it was about 15 minutes from home to school (going at child pace) and we also came home for lunch, so we walked the same route four times per day. i never took a bus – of the school or public variety – ever, in my entire school career! also, since it was the 70s, we walked by ourselves (it was me, the brother, vfbf joanne and her sister wanda who trekked along together). nowadays, the parents i see in my ‘hood always accompany their kidlets – and rightly so!