Anyway, we've entered into the dark part of the year (super appropriate for Advent and one of the things that makes celebrating the liturgical seasons feel really natural here) so instead of running back outside after dinner like they do in the summer, we're "enjoying" a lot of very, very, very noisy indoor play after dinner these days. Very. Noisy.
|Paul is banging on those "drums," Cecilia is clacking castanets, and Mary has turned the auto-play music on on the keyboard out of frame. The baby is banging on the floor with a rattle. Tommy is wailing a sweet tune. Be jealous. Be v.v.v.v. jealous|
But when it's not dark, this house is fantastical for my budding bird watchers. There's a feeder down the hill- just far enough away that the birds feel safe, but close enough that they can see them really clearly, especially with the binoculars. Katy and Paul spent an entire afternoon cataloging the dozens of birds that came for a snack after the freak snowfall caught them all off guard the week before Thanksgiving
Bendominoes later that evening in front of the wood stove made it pretty much the stuff that happy childhoods are made of for my biggest boy.
|Wow. Pre-haircut. Zoinks. Much Paul McCartney.|
What else? Oh, you probably don't remember this, but Lizzy was Duchess in the HPA Kids production of The Aristocats. Their shows were the Saturday before Thanksgiving and it was so, so fun seeing all these kids, little kids!, dancing and singing and performing their little hearts out. So fun. Anyway, it's a good thing that Katy got this sweet shot of Lizzy and Cecilia together...
Because the rest of the photos I found on the camera looked like this:
Elise of With Joy Caligraphy sent me this lovely downloadable printable from her Etsy shop.
Is that a weird place to stop? I feel like I need to close with...something. Oh! How about this hilarious video I've been cracking up about all night? Yes, that'll do quite nicely.