Bathing in the last of the warm, late afternoon light. • • • You know, when we still had light. Which now we don’t, since the power went out. And that’s up there in the top 5 things I absolutely do not want to have happen when my husband is out of town. Nope nope nope.
All last year when Conor would be away for work travel, Kane would spend the long evenings in the sling while I cared for the older two boys. And I often documented these long days with mirror self portraits. I can’t even remember the last time Kane was in a sling before this, but (for maybe one last time) we cozied up in the sling last night. And I reminisced about the difficult days of the past; and while this current stage does have its own challenges, things are getting easier when Conor is away.
We have more snowstorms rolling through over the next three days, while Conor is out of town. And our snow blower is broken. Of course! So I’ll be the crazy lady in our neighborhood trying to keep up with it all with my shovel & Kane on my back. Because Lord knows I cannot let him run amuck in the house without me for even 1 minute... Wish me luck!
We are in such a sweet spot with this one right now. He has been an absolutely exceptional big brother lately. I try not to ask too much of him, because his willingness to help, to make others happy, to please... it’s almost too much for one little six year old. He is growing. And thriving. And goodness, I’m just so pleased to be this little guy’s mama. • • • Now excuse me, while I try to go remove the mom goggles.
He wanted only two specific things for Christmas, one of which was a planner. Just like mama. A boy truly after my own heart. So on Sundays, we plan. We get out our stickers & our colored pens, and we go through the week together. We are only three weeks into January, but I am loving this new tradition. This special time together, just us.
A makeup less photo with the littlest, before I got all gussied up for a dinner party. A night of sitting at the grownups table, cocktail in hand awaits. I. Cannot. Wait
We’ve got a bit of a fog situation going on today. Which obviously calls for London Fogs on repeat. What I put in mine: earl grey tea (bonus points for one that has lavender included), milk, honey, & lavender bitters. Happy Friday friends.
Those eyes say a million words and will surely get him whatever he wants. Currently, he wants the entire bag of mini marshmallows reserved for special hot cocoa days.
Lamb had his 1st grade class mass today. Despite simply wanting to be in the choir, he was chosen for the first reading. He started strong & slow, ending quick & quiet. A success! Meanwhile, Finn heard the priest mention obstacles but thought he said “popsicles”. So we had a lengthy popsicle discussion at a loud whisper. And finally Kane handed out high fives to all the kids walking up for communion. Pretty standard mass performance for the Keenan family...