Our family decided to stay away from the crowds and hang in the backyard to make our memory experiencing the eclipse over Idaho. We got 99.6% coverage, just outside the path of totality. Not too bad, pretty darn good really. It was spectacular. We enjoyed a couple hours spending time outside. We watched from about 10am to noon, with the ultimate time frame just about 11:26 am.
I love the lighting effect from the eclipse. It was really dreamy. A lot of the birds headed for the trees to go in their nests, and we had a giant hawk flying over our yard, very low, just above our fence line. He kept flying over and screeching down at us. It was a really beautiful bird of prey, with awesome coloring under its wings.
My dad and brother were able to make it over to watch too. Jack took the day off work, which made for a nice family day. Clara has just recently in the past couple of weeks tried to start taking steps. She would get about 1-3 steps, but over the last few days she is doing so well! She gets about 8 and then makes herself plop back down.
I hope someday both of my children can look back at this day with fond memories, because how special is it that we were able to experience this eclipse together!
He loves the 80s
He is always runnin around with daydreams in his head.
Often he is dressed for knight's battle, typically made of some strip of fabric, rope, and duct tape, sometimes in costume, sometimes he will just pull stuff from my closet and his to come up with something all his own.
He is crazy, silly, and he is a moody 13 year old.
I am crazy about him, and he is my biggest boy crush.
I am sooooo happy you let me take some photos of you today. I have missed this!
For all the dreams and schemes, people are as they seem
On a hot summer night
Don't be no fun, don't forget you're young
On a hot summer night
- Billy Idol
We hit up some nurseries this weekend for blueberry plants. Although the air was smoky and it was really hot out, it was great to get out, and be surrounded by beautiful plants. Clara really loved crawling around looking at pebbles, leaves, and bugs. William loved the cat, and took off wandering around the nursery playing with the cat.
I am glad I brought my camera, because it was peaceful to document this outing.
Clara is a boobie-a-holic, and loves watching me do my makeup. I set up the tripod and grabbed some shots of how it goes most days when I do my hair and makeup with Clara. If she isn't wanting to put lip-gloss on, she wants boob while she watches me put my makeup on.
It's actually super sweet. I love being a breastfeeding momma. I know there's so many rich benefits to it for her and for me. The memories created here are priceless. I have so many memories watching my own mother put on makeup, and having my sweet little daughter watch me now is endearing.
I can't wait to make more makeup memories with her as she grows up. It's just fun to dress up and feel good. That's what make up is about, my sweet girl. Never do it to cover you up because you feel poorly about yourself for one reason or another. Wear it to have fun, to express yourself, and feel good. You're beautiful no matter what. However old you are, whatever you look like, whenever you might be reading this, I want you to know just how loved you are and how absolutely beautiful you are.