Thursday, January 17, 2013
Saturday, January 12, 2013
Austin and Leah don't always get along, and sometimes struggle to find things to play together without fighting, but one thing they can always agree on is playing Family. This week's incarnation - the Royal Family. I bet you'll never see Prince William rocking plaid shorts with a homemade Superman cape and leopard print crown...
Wednesday, January 9, 2013
The boys went back to school today, and oh was it hard on Sister. As excited as she has been about my being home with her each day, our regular routine without the boys being here didn't start until today. As soon as we dropped them off at school, she burst into tears crying, "I want my brothers!". After being consoled by some chocolate milk and a sausage McMuffin, we went about our normal day, with some extra cuddle and coloring time at her request. When we went out to run errands, she must have been feeling better, because she announced that she was gonna be a "sass-a-frass" and got her bling - and her sass- on:
Monday, January 7, 2013
I have fallen off the picture taking band wagon. It seems like it's been several months since I took a decent photo or made any attempt to capture something other than a quick snapshot. Thus, sadly, our wonderful Christmas is left to be remembered in these few paltry shots:
Grandma and Grandpa spent the holiday with us, and we had a wonderful time. I think this may be one of the first years we've hosted them for Christmas, and hopefully it will just be the first of many. There was lots of cuddling and reading, along with special one on one time for each grand kid.
The kids were overjoyed when we told them they got to open a gift Christmas Eve - new jammies, a new tradition.
Grandma helped The Littles check Santa's progress on the iPad.
Sleepy Christmas morning.
Grandpa had such a raucous good time Christmas morning......
that it apparently wore him out.
It truly was a wonderful holiday this year. We baked, laughed, visited family, got sick, Grandpa and Jake junked our old furniture (hallelujah!), Dad and Grandpa put together new bunk beds for the boys, and Grandma and I had a mad wrapping party when I realized it was the 23rd and I had not wrapped one.single.gift. 25 gifts in something like 45 minutes, quite possibly a new world record.