I like the family record that blogging creates and I love looking back at the places we have been (both emotionally and physically.) Lately, though, I am consumed with actually living my life as opposed to documenting it online. I guess that is why my posts are lacking in numbers. I like including my thoughts and prose on the things we do, but between my own schooling, my kids' busy lives, and the exhaustion of using my body to grow another baby, I just don't have the will to sit and do it. I want to do better! (I could say that about every aspect of my life.)
This weekend is a holiday weekend down here. No school on Friday or Monday. (I have school, but the kids don't.) Of course, Robert is working. I'm not complaining! I am so grateful my husband has a job that he loves. We just miss him when we are all together and he is not with us. Yesterday we sat around the backyard and I watched my kids make up games together. We spent some time in the hot-tub, but only heated it to about 80° because it was such a nice day. They made up a game of Quidditch which was basically a glorified version of "tag" complete with a snitch, a seeker, and beaters. They played for awhile, then Stella made a picnic and we had lunch outside. Eventually, everyone settled in with books for the afternoon. Creed read up on Dungeons and Dragons, Stella is working on Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows, I'm not sure what Jack was reading, and George continued to play in the water.
Today I took the kids to a nearby Ghost Town called Grafton and of course we ended the excursion with a hike. I handed my good camera to Creed because he has been commenting on the fact that all I use to document life lately is my iPhone. He is right, but I didn't feel like wrestling the dog and the big camera today, so he helped out. Here are some highlights from our ghostly excursion.
|This is my favorite shot Creed captured. I call it "Gap & Swirl."|
|Stella, I adore you.|
|We got a picture of all the girls in the family: Stella, Me, New Baby, & Ginger.|
|I love that Creed tries to get candid shots. In his words, " I like taking pictures of people when they aren't looking at me."|
|Of course I stole the camera to take a picture of Creed. He WOULD NOT put his arm around Stella or get any closer to her.|
|With my big belly, it's a little hard to help George navigate the steep portions of a trail. He's lucky to have Jack! I wish Jack were my older brother.|
Now I need to go do some last minute studying for a Geology test, then I need to go take it at the Testing Center. After that, we are going to decorate Easter Eggs and watch Les Miserables as a family. Robert and I watched it in the theater, and the kids have been dying to see it. I love that we can just order movies over our t.v. What a modern world!