We played a little hooky this week. Since E is on actual non-working vacation for the first time in three years I’ve declared December the DON’T CARE month and we’re doing as many fun things as possible, even if it means skipping school. The kids are 5 and 3, I’m pretty sure they won’t be educationally handicapped for life just because they missed a few days. Especially considering last week was half-days and Evan spent them watching movies. They’re probably better off with us in Ohio, learning useful game-playing skills like Battleship and Hand & Foot.
No no, no pictures please
My extremely fancy and professional set up for Christmas card photos
I COULD have gone to the grocery store alone, but then who would have said hello to all the lobsters??
The pretty sky makes this house look extra creepy
MOMMY TAKE A PICTURE
Magic garden of the future!! Caroline tried the parsley. Said it tastes like parsley.
Abominable snowman ring pop was an excellent choice
It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas
Look Ma, found my foot
Internet, meet my new baby, Laptop, meet the internet.
5 pm teacher conference might as well be the MIDDLE OF THE NIGHT
She made up a song about his feety-feet and sings it all the time
Abandoned gas stations make surprisingly good places to stop on long trips
She’s the Queen of Burgers
“Mom, did we trash the place?” “Yes honey, you trashed the place.”
Teaching Evan about targets… “And that’s why Daddy works on submarines!”
A quick wrap job so I had my hands free…
…for the important stuff.
Why yes you may go outside and play in the freezing cold if you want.
Hello, is it me you’re looking for?
Linc and I went for a freezing cold walk to look at lights. He lasted 2 minutes before he fell asleep – and stayed asleep – for almost 2 hours.
I can’t believe it is already the second week of December. TOO FAST TOO FAST. I need more time to do all the holiday stuff. Plus I haven’t even MAILED Caroline’s birthday invites. If I hadn’t ordered them already I’d be tempted to just make a Facebook event and send it to my entire friends list and just hope a few people show up. I can’t imaging why I feel so rushed and disorganized this year. Maybe I’m not drinking enough Diet Coke. That MUST be it.