General life stuff

More than anything feeling guilty that I’m letting this thing called life slip past without hitting the pause button to record a few moments.
The girls have had their birthday. No big party, just dinner with Grandma and Grandpa. They got many fun gifts. Perhaps one of the favorites was a sleeping bag for each girl. Everyone knows that sleeping bags are for slumber parties right? As part of their gift, the girls got to spend the night at Grandma’s. I’m not sure who had more fun, my dad or the girls. I’m still working on their 5-year-old pics, I managed to get a nice one of both, but they flaked on me when it came time for individual shots. So I’ll have to do some retakes here one of these days.
On Saturday there was a huge carnival at our church. The carnival committee asked if I would be a photographer for the event. So since I was “working” and no one in my family wanted to wrangle my kids through the mayhem, I went alone. It was kinda nice to be at a church function and be able to socialize without little hands tugging on me. Heck, it was nice to just be able to socialize at all.
In other news, yesterday was the first day freezing in weeks, so the kids finally got to make a snowman. It was also the first time I let the kids dress themselves and go out unsupervised. I generally go out with them still, but I had a lot of work to do yesterday. They did just fine, except for a minor mishap with a sled. Little by little, independence is creeping in.
Oh and a kid funny that I almost forgot. Driving to town, the kids are all being loud and obnoxious as usual, and Louisa is trying to say something to Jory. Well she had had about enough of Annie, so she hollers "Annie, stop errupting!"

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