Here’s the thing: I’ve got a bunch of tee-tiny stories and pictures I want to show you and there’s no theme, no neat little way to tie them up in a bow. This is our life, In Random (but if you say it in French, it sounds classier.)
These are the sort of photos I find if I walk away from my phone for too long. The kids put my sleep mask on Finn and took 80 pictures of him.
Sam’s copywork involved a verse about loving one another and living together with tenderness. He wrote at the bottom of it “Boys are up. Girls are down. Boys rule!”
Yea, I totally made him copy that verse three more times.
This is my Mira. She and Willa are really into coloring right now. That’s fine as along as they can’t find the markers…
Finn has decided he’s a “sleep with his blanket over his head” kind of guy. I check on him incessantly, because we mommies are insane, but no amount of begging or rearranging his blanket will change his preference. He always wraps himself up like this by the time I come back. (And, yes, he can breathe just fine.)
Andrew had an overnight trip this week and I needed to entertain the troops. Thanks to all of you Facebook friends, we managed a sock war and an indoor scavenger hunt. I tried to take pictures of the sock war, but the kids kept hitting me in the head with socks. I decided to be IN the moment… plus, I couldn’t let them BEAT ME.
I introduced the kids to Newsies and we ate popcorn with chocolate chips in it. They’re still singing all the songs from the movie, which means that I have fulfilled my purpose as a mother. “I’m the King of New Yawkkkkkk!”
We finished our fatherless-weekend with a doughnut run (and some Starbucks for Mommy.) Most of the kids were still in pj’s and nobody wore their shoes. That’s what makes it fun!
And speaking of fun, these are my people.
I generally only get them all together when there’s food involved, so that’s when I snap the pictures. I love them. In all their Le Random glory.