Sunday, before church, the four rascals and I sat down to set personal goals. Meaning, I told each of them what their goals would be and how to reach them. Here they are in order:
Seth: a goal to read three chapter books before school starts on August 25th.
Lucy: to enroll in a ballet class by her 7th birthday on March 3, 2012
Hazel: learn her ABCs, numbers 1-20, and shapes and colors before preschool starts on September 6
Avery: to speak instead of scream
Then, in the car on our way to worship, Lucy came up with a goal for me:
Jordan: to cook everyday
Seth pronounced his Dad's goal:
Dr. Gooch: to exercise or take less naps
I call these portraits, monkey shots. Because they look like monkeys. I shot these in Duke Forest on a short hike we took with the kids the day before we left for that infamous last trip to the Outer Banks.
*Two caveats: that will not be our "for reals" last trip to the Outer Banks and also Dr. Gooch is not a napper but often "naps" after night shifts wherein I perpetually hush the rascals which they do not enjoy.
What is your goal?