If I look at these pictures, taken one week ago today, I think, “Wow, these are big kids!” Katherine helped with the advent reading and candle-lighting at church, and both kids managed to look respectable in Sunday clothes.
But, one week later, as we’re packing for the flight to Iowa tomorrow, I do wonder if we’ll get there without major meltdowns (theirs or mine!). Sigh. Here’s hoping they are awed by tomorrow’s flights (the first they will remember taking, apparently, despite their well-worn passports) and begin to listen to their mother. Sydney will stay home, holding down the fort, keeping the cats happy, and trying to make January writing deadlines, while the Birdsongs reconvene for Christmas.