G. and L. and K. didn't really want to let him out of their sight, much less arms. B. did admit that they are getting a little too big for even him to carry them around like this for very long. Happy girls, happy boys.
Yesterday afternoon was our tree trimming party, complete with many treats that we don't normally indulge in.
M. holding the traditional Christmas pickle.
(A child was wielding the camera... so you have to overlook the blurriness.)
And since it is rare for my house to look all picked-up and orderly, I thought I would take advantage of it and document that fact.
Looking toward the front living room. That blur would be K.
Back living room fireplace
Front hall fireplace
Now, one of the joys of older children is that they are just fun to have around. As well as M. and B., we were joined by one of M.'s roommates (who needs a place to land for a few days until she can get home) and M.'s boyfriend. We also had a selection of coats which were going begging and I asked the girls if any of them wanted to take one (or all). The next thing I know, B. has decided to become a catalogue model.
Not to be outdone, he was joined by the others. I spend much time laughing when my older children are around.
Two other unrelated things. First, I have a new article up, Advent and Homeschooling. Take a look. Second, if any of you remember me advocating for Joseph who was at Shepherd's Field with H., please pray for him. He has been home with his family for about a year, and just a couple of days ago underwent open heart surgery. He is not doing well. They are concerned about brain damage, oxygen levels, and the heart may even be failing. Please pray for him and his family.