it's been a busy week, but there's always time to see life for what it really is, for what's most important. and there's always time to take a moment to record and capture those things that are worth remembering.
so here are bits and pieces of our daily life, captured in photos... the things that bring a moment of joy in a busy day, or that evidence the peace and love that exists in our crazy house.
sebastian was home from school on thursday and friday with a stomach bug of some sort. he felt much better by friday, and was able to eat semi-normally. he still mostly just laid around like a couch blob though. the perks of sick days... kitty snuggles.
a highlight for me this week... a moment of having a relatively clean living room, a fire going, the christmas lights on, and my kindle in hand. that equals one peaceful, quiet moment and a happy me.
the cat found a new snuggly spot to sleep. how cute is she!
yesterday the younger two played outside for a bit, during which time meagan discovered a fossil in our box of rocks in the garage (a big box full of the rocks we collected from the yard before the grass was put down). naturally, finding one fossil yesterday MUST lead to excavating for more fossils at the breakfast table. As soon as breakfast was over, she hauled in a rock pile, got out the tools, and went straight to work. i loved every minute of watching her in her bug-eye goggles, scraping and brushing the dirt from the rocks in her pile. SO worth remembering.
and, oh! i forgot to show you our little elf. i had a feeling i was being too ambitious. but it's good to at least start with a goal in mind. in the end, i DID make the frock. i DID put ruffles on the shirt sleeves. i DID start to make flowers for the headband. and that's as far as i got. time ran out on me. so we settled for sparkly glitter stretch pants, red glitter shoes, and red bows glued to the sides of some white socks. I pinned the felt flower I had made to a way-too-big santa hat that grandma brought for her. it worked. she was cute. she was happy. and the program went really well. we'll call that a win.
today sebastian & meagan have a christmas party at the gym, and then after that we're going to take isaac out to dave & busters for his birthday. food and games! what more could that boy want?! i have to wrap his gifts quick, and bake some cupcakes. and we will spend the weekend celebrating his birthday... just the 5 of us.