When I leave town I have such good intentions that I'll post here. It seems like it should be easier to find the time - no house of my own to clean, other adults to help with the kid work load, but no. Instead I find myself spending nights drinking wine, eating mochi, watching ridiculous television and laughing hysterically with my sister. Okay, so we laugh hysterically all day. But that time when all our children are in bed and mostly asleep (I'm talking about you Annie!) is so lovely. I wish we lived on a big family compound.
So, in the last two weeks we drove from almost winter back to fall.
I got to spend lots of time with my favorite one year old. How great is being an aunt? I'm thinking it is almost as much fun as being a grandparent. It amazes me when the children who are so meant to be a part of our family end up with us. She is independent, fierce, funny and so clever. All the things we really value around here.
Hijinks ensue when these three are together. I'm so looking forward to watching them grow up with each other. Don't they look a lot alike, too?
Jack and Lucy spent a week doing school work at someone else's dining room table for a change. And considering there were two adults working full time from home, a baby walking around and us doing our thing, I think we all managed quite well together. (Typepad is insisting that this part should be underlined. Okay, whatever!)
Lucy finally lost that other fronth tooth, (just in time to sing the song for Christmas!). I had to scramble to find a charm for the tooth fairy. Thanks for rescuing my scheme, Amy!
After a super fun first birthday party, we drove home and woke up two days later to this:
Okay, winter, I'm finally ready for you. Bring it on!!! Just wait for me to get that plow contract signed...
By the by, it's not too late to sign up for the stocking stuffer swap if you were thinking about it.