Missing Pictures

Well, I had lovely plans for putting up a blog post with fun pictures. To be honest, I don’t know exactly which ones I was going to use (considering I don’t really remember all that I have) – maybe Grandpa’s birthday party from two weeks ago. Maybe some of the silly snapshots I’ve taken since then. But, unfortunately, that’s not happening today. I’ve updated my photo importing software, and it doesn’t seem to want to import the new pictures from the camera. I’m sure it’s just a simple little detail that I’m missing. And, I know I can access the pictures from the folders other ways (if they even uploaded off the camera!), but those other ways are clunkier, and I’m just not in the mood. So, pictures will just have to come later. Maybe this weekend.

The silliness in our house has toned down a little bit over the last couple of days, although it is still highly present. We’ve had a couple of rather unmotivated days, but school has still seemed to progress alright. And, amazingly enough, we’ve made great progress on the to-do lists also. Working to be diligent even when we don’t feel like it. It’s amazing how the kids follow through when Doug and I set the example!

For now, though, we’re about to get ready to head to Little Rock to run a few errands and meet a friend for dinner. Sometimes getting out of routine or out of town is just the boost we need.

Olivia just came up with a list of really fun topics to write about – makes me want to hear her stories on all of them! I know she’ll have to write up at least one of them for school, but hopefully she’ll choose to write the other ones.

Angela might actually be going through a growth spurt. She’s the one who has been the most stable over the past year. I’m not sure I’m looking forward to her growth spurt! We could be in big trouble!

Steven learned the concept of subtraction this week, and has commenced going through life creating subtraction problems. This is the one he came up with as we walked into Wal-Mart this morning: “There were four birds pecking on the ground. Four flew away. How many were left?” And yes, he usually knows the answer to his own problems.

So, that’s our pictureless update. Pictures to come soon, hopefully.


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