Atticus sent me this link -- it's two little girls explaining why one (the five-year-old) cut the other's (the three-year-old's) hair. So cute. I especially loved that they hid the hair under the radiator and that they justify the haircut by saying that everyone does something like this once in their life, or three times, or two. Or three.
The girls attended Totus Tuus recently at our parish, and we also had the fun of having the team (eight college kids/young adults) over for dinner one night. A fun week for the girls, and so lovely to see these sweet, faith-filled young adults give their summers to this work. Avery, Amy, Andrea, Colleen, Ben, Nicholas, Jake and Dan -- you guys will permanently be in our prayers.
Did I mention that Betsy is driving now? Did I mention how weird that is? Atticus said that when he watched her drive away the other night, all he could think about was the Christmas when she was three and a half years old. For reasons I don't remember, we stayed home for Christmas that year, and no one was able to come visit, so it was just the four of us. Betsy got a new baby doll set -- baby, cradle, high chair. A humble little set that I remember costing about $15. She played with it all day long. Anne-with-an-e spent the whole day playing in the Little Mermaid tent that Santa left. Atticus and I spent the day listening to Christmas music, napping, eating, watching the girls play, and sighing contentedly to one another. We both remember it as one of the loveliest Christmas days ever.
And now two of my three girls drive away.
In five years, we'll start teaching Ramona to drive.
Did I mention how weird that is? Good. But weird.
Did I mention that teaching my daughters to drive might be the single scariest thing I've ever done in my life?
No, strike that. The scariest thing is actually letting them drive away by themselves after you've taught them to drive. Scary. But good.
More vacation pictures:
Girls on a plane
Platypus on a plane:
Girls about to head into Hogsmeade:
Girls at The Three Broomsticks:
Ramona and friend, chatting near dolphins at Sea World:
At the delightful Seuss Landing:
The ticket that Atticus won at Disney World, in 1987.
They told us it was good for one all-day admission and that it would never expire.
Mickey Mouse was true to his word: