Tuesday, January 8, 2008

Pig Tails and Police

I think if you have sons first and then a daughter, either you go over board with the girly stuff, or you forget you have a girl, and that there are so many wonderful things - like putting her hair up in pig tails! Of course, the times I do remember, she usually rips them out, but for some reason yesterday and today she's loving the pig tails - doesn't she look so cute!

Owen got this police costume from Grammie and Grampie for Christmas, and since he wants to be a policeman when he grows up, this is all he wants to play lately (Owen's favorite thing to play is dress-up). Today I kept him home from school again, as you can see, he just doesn't look great. But even though he still isn't feeling 100%, he's feeling well enough to play today at least, and I'm thankful for that!

We're supposed to hit a high of 61 today! I already have all the upstairs windows open (even though its probably only in the 40s right now), and plan on getting the kids out as much as possible. We all need fresh air desperately!


Stay, stay at home, my heart, and rest;
Home-keeping hearts are happiest,
For those that wander they know not where
Are full of trouble and full of care;
To stay at home is best.

Weary and homesick and distressed,
They wander east, they wander west,
And are baffled and beaten and blown about
By the winds of the wilderness of doubt;
To stay at home is best.

Then stay at home, my heart, and rest;
The bird is safest in its nest;
O'er all that flutter their wings and fly
A hawk is hovering in the sky;
To stay at home is best.
~Henry Wadsworth Longfellow