Well, I've been on a rather long hiatus from this lovely blog world.
The most important event that you missed was the celebration of Miss Ruari's 10th birthday!
That's right, that's what I said, TENTH, an entire DECADE old.
She took it all in stride.......
And what is there to be said about this little one? Where would I even begin, or even know where to stop? She's the guardian angel of this family, always has been, and hopefully always will be. These days we have been calling her the baby whisperer, as she has a natural talent for finding little ways to keep the twins involved in new activities for long stretches of time. Whereas Finn is one for wrestling and riling, and Maija is more of a mothering sort, Ruari has a much more subtle approach to play time and they absolutely adore her.
She still loves school and enjoys challenging herself and pleasing her teachers. At home, she is very interested in kitchen business and I feel we may have one more chef to add to the family. She is still truly thirsty for knowledge, for information. We recently made turkey decorations for Thanksgiving and I asked the kids to think about what they were thankful for and to then write about it on the turkey feathers (a fairly standard and traditional art project for this holiday) and one of the first things Ruari wrote was "education", how awesome is that?