*5 seconds prior to this picture the kids were screaming, still had yogurt in their hair from who knows when and were likely dressed in something covered in cat hair and dirt while emptying the contents of all my cupboards and personal belongings on the floorOR
*Don't worry, I know that you know that I know that this is all a highlight reel. I won't tell about yours if you won't tell about mine. *wink*But at the end of the day, while this blog definitely has little direction or cohesion, it's mostly a highlight reel, the best of the best of the weeks. While I understand the cries of "people need to be more real on the internet" and certainly don't want to add to an online culture that makes people feel bad about their own lives, I'm going to continue to crop out the dirty laundry strewn about and mixed with the tissues a handy toddler has sprinkled on top in photos. I also plan to continue to edit the parts of the week where my kids have watched too much tv, have been crying constantly at the injustice of having a sibling breathe in their vicinity and have only eaten foods in the brown/white color scheme.
Parenting (well, life really) is tough and I already spend enough time beating myself up about these things so I opt not to relive them here. So for now you are stuck reading mostly about the puppies & rainbows version of our lives. However, if it makes you feel better, or your dying for more reality, just pretend that every picture is viewed through a frame like this:
and add this video to the end of our loop and you are golden :-)
Anyway, to the point at hand, here are the highlights of our past few weeks. We are now running out of days to get the camper back up and going before our first camping trip so that has been the focus of a lot of our time and energy, as well as an exciting trip to Virginia. But as I have something like 85 pictures in my "to blog" queue, let's just go sequentially into this adventure of cuteness.
First, Matthew has taken to holding Catherine's hand. When he's not trying to drag her kicking and screaming into a closet, it's actually quite cute.
I'm pretty sure Catherine is part monkey as this is how she insists on climbing into bed and catapulting herself over the bed rail:
And hanging out with Daddy:
Oh yeah, and he spent a lot of time trying to rope his sister:
All in all it was a great weekend with grandma and we got to extend the trip by a day as we got snowed in. I don't think anyone minded: