My little ones whom I totally don't deserve. I long for their joy and innocence sometimes.
At the Christmas tree farm awaiting a "train" ride.
Anyone want to start the advent tree?
Homeschooling it: making a version of Greek pizza. Ancient Greece was known for their delicious bread; yes, English muffins are a poor substitute, but you can't beat feta, olive oil, and kalamata olives.
Legomaniac...do you know the tune?
Seeing a bit of Christmas at Duke Homestead. Here they are discussing gingerbread.
Not exactly Willow Tree, but it's close.
Reading with Marie Grace.
Happy birthday dear Jesus!
A new microscope for our homeschool. Alden is especially fascinated.
"A drum for me." So fun.
Roller-coaster of K'nex...do you know the tune I'm thinking?
Once back, we decided to do major regrouping, and put the boys together in one room and Rhianwen in her own room. She finally has her pink room, of which, sad to say, I do not have good pics. So you'll just have to imagine. Suffice it to say that her room glows. You can see a glow emanating as you walk down the hall or if you are in the piano room. It is not a bright pink, but it is pink. I never knew it glowed like that. But she adores it and feels so absolutely special. That's one of the things I like about January, simplifying, rearranging, and improving. If only my heart were as easy to clean up and organize as those rooms. Ah well. Then I guess, I wouldn't need Jesus, and that would be an awful place to be.
Now we are moving on to Corwin's birthday.
Me: What kind of a birthday do you want, Corwin?
Corwin: Um. Yellow.
Me: Oh. Ok...
I have a plan. Hopefully he'll be happy with it :)