You know when you've been going to the gym 3 days/week for 6 years, then you go on vacation for 9 days and it takes 7 years to get back to the gym? That's kind of what happened to me and blogging.
We went to Ireland in August. When we came home, school started again for the kids and I was overwhelmed with how to summarize 2 weeks in Ireland and 317 photos in to a blog post. After that, I felt guilty posting anything else until I got the Ireland post up. Then, not posting became much easier. Then, I had major guilt about not posting. So, I made a poor effort to get back on that rowing machine by putting up Finn's 1st grade photo. Then, it just got worse. I stopped taking photos altogether. I don't even think I brought my camera to Christmas.
Well, now I feel like a squishy slob, so I need to get back to a steady gym routine before nothing fits me any more.
Translation: I feel like a loser Mom who is going to forget what her kids looked like between September 2012 and May 2013.
What's worse than forgetting what the kids look like, is forgetting who they are at ages 9 and 7 years.
Niamh is prone to meltdowns about her hair. She is learning to play the Ukulele. She continues to steal candy and lie horribly about it. She watches music videos by Taylor Swift, Avril Levigne, and Beiber's ex-girlfriend, Selena. And, she packs a 7lb, 300 page book in her back pack every day so that she looks like a big book nerd when she pulls it out, slowly, so everyone around can see the size of her reading material. She's not a big book nerd but I love that she wants to be....and love even more that she's failing at it. I think she's on page 12.
Finn has turned in to an athlete. He can really play both soccer and baseball. He analyzes the game once its over, and he always knows where he's going to make "the out" if the ball is hit to him. He has the smelliest feet North of Bell Town. He can eat 8 pieces of pizza and ask for yogurt 10 minutes later, go to the bathroom, and then ask for soup. And, he also steals candy, but is not as good as Niamh about lying about his crime.
These photos are from my phone. Once I post them, I'm going to feel better.