Saoirse's drawing

Both of the girls draw a lot, almost every day through this long winter inside. But up until now it's really just been squiggles. Sometimes they will make a little line or dot and then say...oh, that's a turtle, or a shark, or whatever. But yesterday, for the first time, I walked by the table where Saoirse was drawing and asked, "What is that?"...and when she answered me I could actually see what she was saying.

She says the larger figure on the right is "Daddy, with some hair." And I'm on the left, also "with hair." It's hard to see on the scan, but there are even some facial features, and those sticks under Chris's giant head are legs.

It's just amazing seeing the leaps their brains take every now and then.

Three amigos

And a few more..


We got home from our week in Mexico yesterday, and I wanted to share some photos of the vacation. It was sunny and hot all week, we had perfect weather. The villa we shared was fantastic, and life is a lot easier at 28 weeks pregnant with maids, a cook, and two nannies to help with the 6 children we had with us collectively. If only every week were like that. :)