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well, K and I finally made it for a weekend trip to visit the fabulous Clare and her hubs at Big Table Farm. AND we went without kids.
as in: sleeping all night, without interruption. sleeping in past 6:30 in the morning. lounging about, reading. having long conversations. staring into the fire. basically, sitting on my ass for extended periods of time doing nothing, and other similar activities which are impossible with children in the house.
it was lovely. cold. actually, freezing-ass cold, but wonderfully restorative to body and soul.
one huge bonus feature was that there were FOUR puppies in residence. 7-week-old puppies. the level of cuteness was truly breathtaking.
here are some shots:
wow, Christmas with three kids, one Oma, one fabulous Aunt Kate, and one au pair is a whole lot different than that single-mama-one-kiddo holidays of the past.
total chaos, but i wouldn’t trade it in for anything.
(for part 1, see here)
… after a brief costume change for Elsa (yes, the observant among you will notice that in addition to the super-cool leg warmers, she donned a few extra pairs of undies), the Solid Gold Dancers were back for another song…
it’s a little slow for the first 45 seconds, then it gets rolling.
the whole motley crew went to Tahoe to celebrate Jack’s 6th birthday.
Elsa and S bust a move to “California Girls”. Very different dancing styles, these two.