It's quiet enough to do some reflecting on the week. I'm so thankful when I have some pictures to look back at. Otherwise it's tricky to remember what we did.
Monday is typically our "down-day". We often need it to recover from the weekend. The kids were playing dress-up. When I snuck up on them with the camera I found...
...an angel who was building things,
...and a brave knight.
Monday night was the storm. Our power was out around ten. We got the kids up and put them in the living room with us, the safest place in the house, since we have trees on three sides. It was a long night that reminded me of the first night of our road trip to Mississippi when we thought it was a good idea to drive through the night. Everyone woke up a little bit grumpy on Tuesday morning. The electricity was still out and we needed to decide what to do about our scheduled photo shoot in Sammamish. I told Eric that the only thing worse than not making it in the book about redheads was making it in looking like I did without being able to do my hair. Providence would have it that the photographer was sick and we had to reschedule. Merci, Bon Dieu!
So there was plenty of time the rest of the day (after the power was back on) for dancing in twirly skirts and reading. And Daniel wanted to do school after he learned he was missing school. First he asked if Daddy and I were going to get in trouble since he wasn't at school. I explained about excused absences. Still, he wanted to do his morning work, followed by rug time. Can you tell he thrives on routine?
Then Daddy went away. I realize I make that sound dramatic. It is. After the first dinner without him they start asking when he will be back. So, today was intentionally special. I don't know if I do that more for me or the kids when Daddy is gone. Whatever the case, it helps us get through until his return.
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After reading a small mountain of books the kids were all tucked into bed by seven.