This morning, Parker gave his dad the sweetest kiss goodbye. I saw it and said out loud, “I need a camera that I can keep in my brain so I don’t miss all the best shots. Do they make one like that?” Then I realized that I had my phone in my pocket. I could have had that picture if I wasn’t busy whining about not having my camera handy.
My ever-accommodating family gladly re-enacted the scene for me.
After Perry left for work, Natalie and I left on an errand of our own. She was insanely excited by her discovery of real school desks on Craigslist, with emphasis on the insanity part. She and Becca used their own money to buy themselves desks for their bedroom.
What’s that? You think you see more than two desks behind us? I…errrr…how did those get there? Shhhhh.
It doesn’t matter where I went or how long I was gone. My front door ALWAYS looks like this when I get home.
Poor Calvin busted his lip this evening. Now that the bleeding and crying have stopped, Dad is consoling him by demonstrating the creation and use of hand puppets. Not the kind that go over your hand, but the kind you draw on your hand. Can you see his fat lower lip? It was actually much more gruesome in person, and more traumatic too. For me, that is. We’re all better now.
Also in the news: Calvin’s fever finally broke during the night, but Kaitlyn, Lydia and Rachael are feeling pretty rotten today, with headaches, fevers, and at least one sore throat. This is bad because:
a) Friday is Lydia’s birthday. The possibility that she might still be sick on her birthday really bums her out, and
2) Kaitlyn, Lydia and Megan are leaving for our church’s family camp on Friday morning. It’s always a whirlwind weekend, and they really need to NOT be sick. To add insult to
injury illness, they already paid for their food and lodging, which is nonrefundable.
And here’s a bit of fun, carved up by Kaitlyn for the little ones.
Because I know you’re going to ask: I don’t celebrate Halloween, but the rest of the house does. I do, however, eat chocolate offered to idols.
- Day 1: Neighborhood Night Out
- Day 2: In which the city hauls away our neighborhood’s tree trimmings
- Day 3: Impromptu date night
- Day 4: Pizza night
- Day 5: A nice relaxing weekend
- Day 6: The Sabbath
- Day 7: Monday says it all
- Day 8: Pork Satay
- Day 9: A trip to the movies!
- Day 10: Ballet and a new table
- Day 11: A few random photos, and we attend a bridal shower
- Day 12: Saturday
- Day 13: A day of worship and rest – and headaches?
- Day 14: an old-time Monday
- Day 15: Homeschool group
- Day 16: Mission accomplished
- Day 17: School, and One Year Anniversary
- Day 18: Pizza & Craigslist
- Day 19: The Potato Wedding
- Day 20: Salty Sunday
- Day 21: Today
- Day 22: Calvin’s first birthday!
- Day 23: Ice cream
- Day 24: Drawing en plen air at the McNay Art Museum
- Day 25: Craigslist, antique mall, wine and cheese party
- Day 26: Baby shower!
- Day 27: Sunday again
- Day 28: Headache
- Day 29: Grocery shopping & a scary pic