|Nana and Grandad and a bunch of grandkids (plus a grandschnauzer)|
|Amelia spent a lot of time trapping Nana in the bathroom with her!|
|Note the semi-homemade birthday cake...that is my tray and we installed the candles! |
With all the sprinkles and drizzles, the birthday boy was thrilled!
|Yes, he's a boy, and yes, he's attracted to guns.|
|Brother and Sis together!|
|First birthday gift!|
|Yep, we're already sorry we bought the Nerf gun.|
|Abby the Techno-Sis assembles the PlayMobil hero set.|
|A boy and his dog!|
|A boy and his daddy!|
It has not been easy for me, but I am scaling way back on things that don't really, truly matter, in order to make time for the things that do really, truly matter. Many, many boxes of Christmas decorations remain packed away in the basement.
I'm trying to be more of a Mary and less of a Martha, but I'm not a Scrooge---we do have a Christmas tree!
And I think this Christmas time will be a really special one for the Howletts Six.