This picture just makes me smile! I really hope the resolution is good enough to print out and put on the wall (edited to remove the shopping bags and coke bottle waiting to be returned to the store). She has so much joy in her little face!
This red sweater dress was one thing we got for her. It's a little bit big -long mostly- but the tag says it is size 4-6 years. I don't know any six year old, or any four year old really, who would fit in this! But it's super cute, and she loves it.
We are looking forward to a beautiful weekend! The forecast says a high of 11 for tomorrow, which would be fantastic. We aren't sure yet what we will do, except that we're going to stay home tonight, make pizza, and watch Disney. The kids really seem to love staying home for dinner on Disney night, so that's a fun thing to add to the tradition as well.
This morning after I put Svea down for her nap, I spent about half an hour tidying the house. It's amazing what you can get done in 30 minutes, and how greatly it improves the whole outlook for the day. I got laundry in, unloaded the dishwasher, reloaded the dishwasher, picked up toys, put out the trash and recycling, and picked up all the stray laundry strewn about (how is it that there are always little socks everywhere! Except when you want to find clean ones to put on in the morning, then, of course, there are none.) We're running out of socks for the boys again. I cannot figure out how they are getting so many holes in them! Vickie brought two bags of reinforcements when she came in January, and several of them have already had to be thrown out as well. The boys are hard on clothes, for sure. We've gone through most of the pants we brought with us too, and had to replace them. The other day I sewed up the knee of Torben's warm suit because it had a hole in it, and when I went to pick him up at school the next day, it had another rip in it right above the one I'd just fixed. They play hard! But they have such a great time, that it's totally worth it. When I ask what they did at school every day, they either say "play, play, and play" or "had fun." Sometimes they will tell me more details about what they played, or what they did that was fun, but not always. But I can tell they love it. They always want to stay just a little bit longer.