Friday, February 20, 2009

School Vacation Week

This week has been a school vacation week for K & O. In the past, school vacations have been dreaded (I mean, DREADED) by Braydon and I because of the huge wrench they throw (I mean, HUGE WRENCH THEY THROW) into our life. In the past, we have always felt like we're just barely holding on by a thread. Anything that throws us out of whack (like, for example, a kid getting sick, or a school vacation week) has pushed us over the edge. But things have changed around here. Oh glory be! how things have changed around here!!! Again, again, again... just one word: MARGIE! She's got us covered. School vacation week has been a breeze. Kids (and parents) being sick has been a breeze. It has been a bit wacky around here. But, it has been a breeze. The boys have had a blast playing at home together (especially because of being in separate classrooms this year, their playing at home together all day long is a nice treat for them). Meera has been able to keep her routine. Braydon and I haven't had to skip out on work. Everything has remained -- more or less -- even keeled (well, as even keeled as it ever is). I feel like we've finally achieved, for the very first time, what a school vacation week is supposed to be like: everybody slightly more relaxed, the kids staying up a bit later than usual, routine suspended a bit, and a few more chances to get bored (and thus, more creative) than usual. I've gotta say, it has been great. TGFM. (Thank God For Margie). It has been a good (albeit a bit wild and crazy) week here. The photos below show just a bit of some of the slightly wackier moments. TGIF.


Patricia said...

Hysterical!!! O and K are going to "love" that butt shot some day. Ha! :)

Rebekah Hubley said...

OMG!!!! I LOVE all of the pics! I absolutely LOVE the butt photo, I love the chewing gum photo, and I love the kissing one at the end. I still lol at the post your wrote about them french kissing in the grocery store! I just love it! Thanks for the great way to end my night... I hope you have a restful weekend... ;-)

Rebekah Hubley said...

I forgot one... I love the stuffed animals hanging in their dreads... BTW: what is the story behind the faces painted on their butts? Did they do it to each other??? ;-)

Kristine said...

My prayer for tonight..

Now lay me down to sleep
I pray the Lord my soul to keep
If I should die before I wake..
Lord let come back as a child of H&B.


Emmers said...

butt shot = priceless
attaching things to their 'locs with velcro = priceless
Meera playing with a baby chainsaw = priceless

cute cute cute. oh so very cute!

Anonymous said...

I'd really like to know more about the butt shot! Is it diaper cream? Did they take turns decorating each other? Too funny! It looks like they had a fun week - especially Meera with the chainsaw! LOL.

ali said...

lolol oh my goodness those are some good ones. there is nothing like a haitian little guy's bottom & thighs- PURE MUSCLE LOL

Ani said...

I don't know which is the funniest of all of these! Thanks for sharing.

Mom to 3 said...

I LOVE the butt shot! that is hilarious!!!! I agree with the poster above... I totally want to be your kid!! You are such incredible, creative parents!