Friday, January 31, 2014
Thursday, January 30, 2014
Wednesday, January 29, 2014
Tuesday, January 28, 2014
Monday, January 27, 2014
Friday, January 24, 2014
Content and happy still to be within or without of a crowd.
I kind of like when you leave to go to your friend's house with Elaine, but then you return after a while alone--done with that and ready to hang out by yourself for awhile. You love school and your teacher, even though you are actually having the hardest year (not hard at all compared to some years past however). You have no idea that your teacher is a little scattered. I love this for you right now; you'll figure that out soon enough. You write me books and letters. Your smile is infectious, your laugh outright disarming.
Ben, yes, you still have amazing blue eyes that you did not get from me.
Thursday, January 23, 2014
Wednesday, January 22, 2014
And as I randomly found the photos from the most recent mommy-away days on daddy's phone, I found our most recent random randomness.
Halloween in January, wherein Alida has turned her sister into a dog.
Sure, why not.
Tuesday, January 21, 2014
Friday, January 10, 2014
Elaine held off opening that little box until nearly the end, because I think she knew what was in it.
And when she pulled out the iPod, with her own music loaded, I saw visions of a future brooding teenager (or maybe that was a flashback to my own younger years my own parents might say).
Thursday, January 9, 2014
And then we were home!
A little tired and wiped out, but home!
And we were able to get the Chritmas decorations put away, and the car unpacked, and the laundry done!
And school started again on Monday!
Then on Sunday afternoon, we both got the message on our phones from the school.
School is canceled for two days because it is too cold?!
We live in Alabama?!
And joy swept through the children's faces...
Wednesday, January 8, 2014
Tuesday, January 7, 2014
Monday, January 6, 2014
New Year's in Lawrence with Grandma and Grandpa Airplane.
Climbing the tree that will hopefully one day be a the platform for a great treehouse.
Decorating the secret room with all things Christmas; little do they know they saved grandma the trouble of taking everything back downstairs when they scoured her entire house looking for items to add to their collection.
A little cleaning at the hangar.
Tinker Toys, of course.