So, I realized as I finished my last post that I didn't really say much about us or our year. It was less "wrap up" and more "three month meander." Let's do one more take and keep it super simple:
9 months old
wet food, outside, watching out the front windows, climbing, playing, pouncing, catching bugs and bringing them in the house (ew!), drinks right from the faucet, racing around like crazies.
|Yes, Jinx. I mean you.|
|You too, Ollie.|
That is an excellent demonstration of what you boys have been up to, Ollie!
|Oh, are we boring you, Jinx?|
8 years old, 3rd Grade
Harry Potter, reading, crafts & sewing, friends, girl scouts, school, snuggling with her Ollie Boy, mischief of any kind, teasing her dad, My Little Pony Friendship is Magic, legos, animals, turtles & penguins, sparkles, singing and dancing
10 years old, 5th Grade (!!!)
Harry Potter, TV (especially classic 80's cartoons), Hero Factory, Voltron, Super Heroes, My Little Pony Friendship is Magic, Science, Girl Scouts, lions, animals, knights, tools and helping dad in the shop, legos, snuggling with the kitties, staying in pajamas all day, snuggling with Mom & Dad, swimming
Manufacturing Engineering Manager
2nd Counselor, Bishopric
Working in his wood shop, wood of all varieties - favorite is Maple, tools, vacations, planning vacations, books on CD, working on his traditional German candle pyramid project, German chocolate, planning wood projects, fishing, teasing his children & his wife (or anyone else in the vicinity)
Weitzel Family Zookeeper
NAEP Testing Coordinator (Dec.-Mar. only)
School Volunteer (Art Program & Room helper)
Girl Scout troop leader
Reading, napping, crafting, snuggling kids & pets & husband, chocolate, not having to decide on or make dinner, a clean house (but I don't like making it clean, hah!), music, laughing, cool fall and spring weather (boo to heat!), vacations, quiet, electric blanket, my David Austin roses, my yard when it's tidy, strawberries, being able to find something when I need it, people who are kind to each other, "grumpy cat" Tardar Sauce, people who don't take themselves too seriously, Eureka, Warehouse 13, Castle, a good story, cookies and milk
That pretty much sums us up for now, in all our wild and woolly glory. It's been a good year, but certainly not without struggles. We're all still very much works in progress, but we can see there has been lots of growth for all of us this year.
And, growing pains are just another part of life in Dramaville.