Tuesday, January 29, 2013

January Thaw

It must have hit 60 today, reminding me of the January day we moved here five years ago. It's always a welcome relief when everyone heads outside again for more than just a few minutes. Right Hand Man was in his glory: chasing leaves, getting dirty, and getting pulled around the cul-de-sac.

We're in the midst of a busier than usual couple of months, which means I haven't had much time to keep track of our comings and goings. Elbow tried out for her first gymnastics team and made it. She's also preparing for her first communion this Sunday. Exciting times for our ten year old!

Bobo is playing basketball, which makes our Sunday afternoons a bit harried. She's loving the whole team experience though so it's all worth it. She also took on her first real job, which means she makes more money than I do!

The boys are busy with school work, Tae Kwon Do, AWANA, and their neighborhood gang. Here they're hard at work dissecting an owl pellet at our science co-op. 

And the littlest ones always find ways to keep themselves, and everyone else, amused.

We're about to enter round two of birthday season: Crockett will be six in two weeks, then it's baby's first birthday in March, followed closely by the Patriot's 4th. Hubby hits the big 40 in early April. I'm tired already just thinking about it all. 

I can't sign off without this:

The girls spent much of Christmas vacation planning, practicing for, and executing a Beauty Pageant. It involved quite a few of the neighborhood children (even one of the boys - a judge) but the contestants were only Elbow and our "adopted sister." 

Oh, and of course another picture of my not so little littlest one:

 It's been a good start to the New Year.