I have lots of things to say today.
First, a few things we did over the break.
We saw Coco. It was so good. We all were teary at the end. Highly recommend.
I introduced Miles to The Princess Bride. He may have been slightly annoyed that I kind of recited every line, but I couldn’t help it. The other two were reluctant to watch it, but Miles loved it. Next up: It’s a Wonderful Life.
Speaking of, I decorated the mantle, and I gotta say, it looks so good. But that’s gonna be another blog post altogether, so be patient. There was a lot of crafting involved. (You’ll see how that relates to It’s a Wonderful Life when I post about it.)
The boys are going to be ten in less than a week. I am now at the point in the year when I reminisce about everything leading up to their birth. It generally starts on November 25, the day I was admitted to the hospital. Let’s see, at this point ten years ago, I was…bored. But still somewhat entertained by the novelty of being in the hospital and getting woken at 4am for blood pressure checks. I got to ride downstairs in a wheelchair! Wheeeee!
Oh, did I mention I ran five miles straight without stopping? Just want to make sure you didn’t miss that. It’s likely I’ll mention it a few more times.
Saturday, I took the boys to Draw-a-thon, a local event where, as the name implies, you can draw all day long. It lasts 24 hours and if Oliver and Miles had their way, we would have stayed the whole time. Linus had fun for a while, but he’s not quite as obsessed with drawing as the other two are. The whole place was literally covered in paper to draw on – floors, walls, furniture, everything. The Draw-a-tron 3000 was my favorite part. You wrote down your request, and then it spit out the drawing.
The last drawing there was not done by one of my kids. Ha!
So Linus isn’t so much into the drawing, but he has been reading like a maniac. It may not be what I’d choose, but he is on book 16 or something of the Naruto series of graphic novels. Better than nothing. Oliver and Miles are also reading other series, but not quite as voraciously as Linus (because they’re drawing.)
I also took Christmas card pictures, but you’ll see those later. I don’t even know if I’m going to send out cards this year. I’m pretty lazy. We’ll see.
We had a lovely Thanksgiving, spending it at the home of some friends. Of course I missed being with my family, but they were all in Virginia. I had to deal with plenty of guilt trips from them about not going as well, but guilt trips don’t work unless they were planning to pay the thousands of dollars it would cost to get us all up there.
I’ll leave you with an adorable(?) video. I found a bunch of old videos from the phone I had when the boys were about 2-4 years old. Ack!
This one’s a gem. Miles is whining because water got on his shoe and Linus is overwatering a plant, and Oliver is carrying around a DVD case, as they did back then.