We have had a busy couple of weeks! Lots of fun things for the girls and the rest of us :-) I wasn't able to get pictures of all that we did, but here is a sampling of what we have done.
everyday updo Moira's hair looked like the one in the video, except that I had each round spaced closer together than in the video. Isabella had a small braid that went from the top of her head to her ear. Her hair has really grown since she first got it cut, so I managed to do a little french braid on the side of her head. It was a little something to dress up her hair.
The girls had so much fun at the ball. They love the dancing! I love hearing about their night. They are both hoping to go to the prom this coming spring.
Let's see, besides the pictures here, we also attended Saoirse's Christmas play. I would post pictures. but all of them have a ton of other kids in them, and it would take me a long time to put little circles on their faces! Flannery was brave enough to attend a middle school Christmas party by herself (as in...no sisters). I was very proud of her for going. She is a bit on the shy side, so I was a bit nervous about how it would go. She had fun, though she was quiet a lot of the time. Then the three oldest girls went to our church's youth group Christmas party. Lots of fun. We also attended the Christmas parade, where Moira participated (I think I wrote about that last time). We had a small fellowship gathering of our care group at church after Saoirse's play. I think there was at least one other event that I am forgetting about.
For the next few weeks we do not have anything on the calendar. It will be 'just us' for Christmas this year. The first time we have been 'just us' for Thanksgiving and Christmas. Probably for the better as the boys all have this cough. For the first few days I thought we would be through this quickly. However, and I am assuming it has something to do with the sugar they consumed, they are really coughing up a storm, and their eyes are all red. As a matter of fact, both Jed and Jonah came up to me asking me to put them to bed...and it was only 8:10PM! They don't even start getting ready for bed until 9 PM at the very earliest! Jed was complaining about his ear hurting him. He was really carrying on about it. I told him that it might be a good idea to tell me a whole lot sooner about any pain that he has!
Must be off. I am making some homemade card and board games for the kids for Christmas. Not sure if I will have them ready by then! So I must get off and get cutting and laminating.