52 Weeks of Brotherhood, Week 17
Reason #598707 why we love our home: The perfect bike riding street.
For twenty minutes, I seriously stood in the middle of our street, making the boys ride their bikes down two driveways, turn around and ride toward me. Not a car came from the end of the street or the beginning of the street. Not one single car. It’s just perfect for learning how to ride your big kid bike.
It allows you to crash off the side into a ditch without being worried if a car will see you and run you over. It allows you to argue with your brother all the way down and all the way back without having to listen for the sound of on-coming traffic. It allows your mommy to just plop down, right in the middle of the street, and snap 80 pictures… some of which she will use in upcoming posts. Some of which she will frame because, oh, to capture one boy on a bike is a beautiful thing. To capture brothers on bikes is a beauty to treasure.
Some of the outtakes, like above, will definitely make it into this week’s page-spread in the 52 Weeks photo book I’ll make of this series. Some of their individual shots will also make it into the book because, oh, my kids have some funny faces.
After I finished torturing them and got the photos I wanted, I got on my bike, riding back and forth with my boys. The clouds desperately tried to drop raindrops on our head, but only a few sprinkles fell here and there. At one point, I rode up next to LittleBrother. His tongue stuck out the side of his mouth. “Why is your tongue hanging out of your mouth, Booey?” He smiled. “I’m catching raindrops.”
I love how these two find joy, even amongst the raindrops.
What I Wore Sunday, April 28, 2013
An accidental casual Sunday as we forgot that church was early today. We spent the day relaxing, searching for a table for the front porch so I can put my coffee cup down while waiting for the bus with my son, and retrieving children from grandparents.
A few notes about this outfit:
I’m ten kinds of stoked that those capris fit. I wore them for our family photos in 2009, and they were a smidge too tight back then. I found them crumpled in a box in the storage portion of the basement; the box appropriately labeled “pants n’at.” I slipped them on, did a little dance, as they buttoned, and ran back upstairs.
Yes, those are Crocs. The overwhelming response on Instagram ranged on shocked. So, yes, they’re Crocs. I scored them at an awesome sale at Big Lots. In fact, Big Lots frequently carries old styles of Crocs. I pick up the boys’ summer Crocs there every year. But yes, Crocs makes cute shoes. I really like these linen wedges and these leather wedges.
I’ve worn that Panorama necklace in a number of What I Wore Sundays before (1, 2), but not like in this photo. I forgot that you can twist it all up and wear it as a short necklace. My Lia Sophia representative showed me at the party I hosted last week, so I gave it a go this week. If you’re interested in buying some Lia Sophia jewelry, my party is open through this week. Go ahead and check out the shiny jewelry, and enter my name (Jenna Hatfield) as the host.
Later, the temperature dropped, so I grabbed my denim jacket before I ran out the door to grab the boys.
I’ve been working on wearing this denim jacket for a few weeks now. My mother-in-law bought it for me a few years ago, and I always struggle with how to wear it, what to pair it with, how to pull it off. Since the temperatures finally hit something akin to spring-like, I’ve been attempting to wear it more often.
I sometimes feel like denim jacket equals 1980’s, but sometimes I feel like it works. Almost. I’ve read a few pieces stating that denim jackets look great with maxi skirts and dresses, so I gave it a try. I’ll keep trying.
Oh! And this is my first What I Wore Sunday post featuring a 32-year-old me! Hooray!