Friday, November 16

What's Happening

First thing is first. I am a slacker so here are some Halloween pictures. We were throwing around costume ideas and the girls kept coming back to dressing as princesses so I quickly made up my mind. In the dress up closet they went and out they came Barbie Cheerleader Princess and Rapunzel Bride. And the best part, they got to wear their costumes out of the house. They were thrilled and so was I.
And Jude was Captain Adorable, obviously.

The last guests has left after our three week marathon of company. It was so fun and has made November fly by. The kids have loved having guests, going through everyones suitcase and the extra attention. 

My college friend Caitlin came last weekend. She had technology, and Broadway show tunes on her iPad and pictures of wildlife on her phone so she was an instant hit with the kids.
Caitlin and I went to New Orleans for a night. Just the two of us. We had so much fun exploring the city.
We went out at night and tried to re-live our college days but I just couldn't hang. I mean, I can't even remember the last time I drove at night let alone stay out past 10 pm. It felt so nice to reunite with society. People are kind and the Blues sound wonderful. 
But Caitlin kept showing me cute pictures on her high tech phone that she had captured of Jude and it was torture, like a dagger to the heart at with each reveal of another picture of his dimpled smile. My first night away from baby boy was rough. Jude had a tough night too but George held it down at the house.
Though I had a blast with Caitlin, I couldn't wait to get on I-10 and drive west as fast as the law would allow. And I did just that, mostly because I missed everyone more than I could imagine but also because my breasts were about to explode. Guess Jude nurses more than I thought he did. 

I think I will wait another year or longer until I do that again. But it was good for me to be away, I get it. I now do the laundry and cook with more vigor. I am rejuvenated.

Can you believe this is what I have to look at all day? Elsa is the most precious, tall, sweet and talkative girl lately. Most questions start with, "Why, Mommy? Why are you driving?" "Why are you eating?" "Why is Jude sleeping?" She is wonderful, life with this girl is such a joy.
And this boy...
He is just as curious as Elsa is or ever was but he goes and does and explores what he is curious about no matter how high or how loud it will be or how big of a mess he will make. He is non stop action.
He is a frequent visitor to the bar now and he just started sitting at the table at dinner in a booster seat at dinner. He seems to be so proud to join us at the table and ditch the high chair. Last night he was being a comedian, saying things just to see us laugh. 
Meet Rainbow Princess. She had a Thanksgiving performance at her school and nailed it. She was pretty excited to be on stage. No shyness with this one. And she is starting to read! I am so happy for her. 
We will be hanging around here for the Thanksgiving holiday just relaxing and being with each other. I am so excited for us to all be together with no schedules. Should be good.

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