I automatically assumed that this week’s photos would involve a tree, some wrapping paper and stockings, but when I was scrolling through my pictures, I found a few that I liked better even though the pictures themselves are the best.
The first one was taken a few days after Christmas when both kids were a bit cranky and in need of some quiet time (aka rest time aka n-a-p time). I sent them to their rooms to do whatever! Sometimes they play during quiet time, sometimes they sing, sometimes they actually sleep (okay, sometimes Caroline sleeps). Quiet time for Liam hasn’t been “quiet” for a long time. So on this particular day, it was indeed quiet. Too quiet. I snuck a peek into his room, half expecting him to be passed out on the floor. Instead, I couldn’t find him! A quick search found him tucked away, reading from the old World Books that my dad gave the kids during one of our recent visits. It’s not a great picture thanks to all the Christmas clutter but the best part of this picture is that he has no idea I even took it.
Liam’s book nook
The next picture is Caroline with her VERY OWN BOOK LIGHT! For months she has been using Jeff’s, which he was happy to lend her but she was growing very attached to it! Some day he just might need it back, so when he was looking for a special Christmas present for his little girl, he found a kid friendly book light. Her face lit up when she opened the package on Christmas morning and she exclaimed that now she has one just like Daddy! Except hers is way cooler than the one Daddy has. Here she is enjoying a few books before catching her nightly zzzzzz’s.
I snapped this picture when I went to check on her. I have no doubt that she’ll be just like me when I was a kid—up way too late reading books!