a day in the life {volume 4}

August 28, 2014…

It started with an alligator staring me in the face and ended exactly the same way. And I’m not even trying to be cute or poetic or whatever – I am literally just now realizing that a good 90% of these photographs feature some variety of alligator.
So Isla’s latest obsession is Sarasota Jungle Gardens. My mom takes her about once a week so I didn’t think I needed to get an annual pass for myself. I figured it could be an Isla-and-Nanny thing. However, the constant Jungle Gardens talk had me feeling like surely I was missing something! And since 15 pictures of my laundry seemed like just about enough, I pulled Isla out of school a couple hours earlier than usual so I could see what all the fuss was about. And yeah, it’s pretty amazing actually!

Let’s see… what else is worth a little extra explanation? We wake up to reptiles and a huge golden retriever in our bed every morning. Isla doesn’t like to dirty an extra dish for no reason so she puts the dog food and water in the same bowl. Such a resourceful little thing!
A little singing on the way to school of course … “I’mmmmmmm gonna swiiiiiiiiiing from the chandeliiiiiiierrrrrr, from the CHANDELIERRRRRRR!”
Oh and a pony tail captured in shadow – I have seen that picture in my mind a dozen times and I’m so glad I had my camera on me before her shadow started changing.
Lots of laundry followed by lunch (for me) on a kiddie plate. Portion control or no clean dishes? I’ll let you decide.
Her face when I told her we were going to Jungle Gardens – totally worth the price of admission. I wish there was ANYTHING that could make me that happy! Oh wait… there is. Her flamingo impression!
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8 comments
  • Nancy Poucher Dearwater - Jessica, these pictures made me laugh and then they made me cry!. You have captured the way I have witnessed yours, and Islas life perfectly!!!! I’m so happy you have now frozen time. As she continues to grow, I can continue as well, to recall all the little details of Isla..I LOVE how she loves trips with me to Jungles Gardens, reptiles, and all the excitement her little self can hold!!!!! Good job mommy 🙂ReplyCancel

  • Nancy Poucher Dearwater - Jessica, these pictures made me laugh and then they made me cry!. You have captured the way I have witnessed yours, and Islas life perfectly!!!! I’m so happy you have now frozen time. As she continues to grow, I can continue as well, to recall all the little details of Isla..I LOVE how she loves trips with me to Jungles Gardens, reptiles, and all the excitement her little self can hold!!!!! Good job mommy 🙂ReplyCancel

  • Sophie Saunders - Beautiful xReplyCancel

  • Kaela - What a beautiful idea!!! I need to do this for my own family. Thanks for sharing!!! Your work is beautiful!!ReplyCancel

  • Candice Chambers - Excellent !!!!ReplyCancel

  • LaShawn Wiltz - this is just awesome! ReplyCancel

  • Emily Mitchell - Gosh darnit, why do you have to keep being so inspiring! Now I have to go and document my own day.ReplyCancel

  • Alisha Fenn - love!! <3ReplyCancel

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