Isaac, this photo is for you!
Isaac has a pair of slippers just like this that he wears everywhere. He doctored them up last time he was home with duct tape so that he could wear them outside without ruining them. Andrew did the same thing to his slippers the other day and I had to laugh. We all miss you!
This photo is from awhile ago, but I wanted a record of our last big snow. Just in case Mother Nature reads my blog, I wanted to try to influence her with the last part.
Abbey was part of mock beauty pageant at her school. It is such a fun night and we all laughed so hard. It's called Mr.(insert Abbey's' all girl's school name here), and about 20 boys from area all-boys schools are chosen to participate. They go through the "rigors" of a pageant- first interviews to make the show, then fashion, talent, question and answer, and the audience and a panel votes. Abbey was an "introducer" and all the girls wore these fancy (gaudy?) prom dresses. Actually, even though the colors were so bright and the styles were a little over the top, the girls all looked so pretty in them. They all worked so hard to put this on-many many Sundays-all day-working and rehearsing to put the show together.
Did you read The Kitchen House? It's really really good. It's about as far as I've gotten in my 2013 reading list!
Dad's magic arms.
The cutest 'Yooke' Skywalker I've ever seen.