Well, we managed to land in our garage at home at about 11:45pm Christmas Eve. Papa was up until about 4am putting out the already-wrapped gifts and trying to fight the effects of the coffee he drank to keep him up while driving.
The children were up promptly at 6am and it went a little something like this… Continue reading Christmas Morning →
There is so, so, so much going on in December. When I first thought up this activity, I choose a specific book. As I went through and reworked the activities, this took a new direction and suddenly–there were just SO. MANY. things to read about in December. Continue reading Day 15: Read a Book Related to December →
And she is very taken with the concept that yesterday she was 5, but today she is 6. Mind-blowing. She also had a fit today, stating that she is “the worst writer in the world” because she wrote something and her brother couldn’t read it. Oh my…
Every year I e-mail the social worker that first handled her case and met her birthmother. His birthday happens to be the same day as hers and had he been able to catch the birth certificate processing in time, our Girly’s first legal name would have been the female version of his. So he and the social worker that handled the remainder of the case get an e-mail each year with a link to a photo album of pictures. Occasionally, the first one responds. I have no idea if either of them still work for the state, but I send it anyway. Continue reading Folks, we have a 6-year-old in the house →