Redflare is admittedly not a massive cat person. She tolerates them in large part because I and the kids love them, especially Little Miss.
We always enjoy it when, therefore, they set up shop in her lap.
I think after this picture (where I was summoned instead to offload her lap and put Thunderer to bed) they did have to get up.
It was time to invade another lap at that point. There would be no reading allowed!
They’re pretty little floofs.
Sometimes the assume guard duty. They usually flee from the toddler while she’s awake, but it’s hard to resist the cuteness once she’s in a nest before taking her up to bed.
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For my birthday last year I was lucky enough to get a new laptop for gaming.
It’s what I use when playing Overwatch, No Man’s Sky, etc. The PC only games.
When playing WoW I’m usually on the mac just because I like my huge screen for that.
What that means though is that Superman can sit next to me at my desk and be a happy boy questing and gaming with me.
What I appreciate is that while I’m playing at his left, Redflare is playing at his right.
He’s growing up in a household where everybody games. It’s not a “boy” thing. Some games others just may not like, and that’s fine. You either play them solo or play something that everybody who wants to game at that moment likes.
That is sometimes hard to balance, sure. This would be why he’s thankful I let him use the laptop.
Thunderer was approaching four in these pictures. It was time to see how ready she was for Kindergarten.
They do their best to gather data on children’s vision…
and mental growth…
She passed or exceeded all of them with flying colors.
I look at this picture and think that if the Internet is the way it is right now in 9+ years when Thunderer here enters social media, if her interests still align with gaming we’ve got the image cred of her playing games since she was literally in diapers.
No fake gamer girls here.
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Little Miss, now in 8th grade, had the opportunity to go to some sort of camp for a couple days this fall.
The disposable cameras we sent her with didn’t turn out many good pictures at all, but I did manage to send her off after snapping a good picture of her.
It’s time again to head to the dreaded place: the mall.
I think part of this trip was hiding from the heat and another may have been to pick up school supplies? I can’t recall at this point.
Well, where does one put a toddler while at the mall?
How about on Daddy’s shoulders!
Perhaps also toss the kids on the carousel just this once (we make sure it’s not an every time thing so it doesn’t get expensive).
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It’s difficult sometimes to get them all to stay still to get a good shot. Sometimes we have to settle for getting them in smaller groups.
I think this school morning was a teacher late start day or maybe Thunderer was still in bed so Redflare walked them to the stop alone. I’m not sure at this point.
Had some fun pictures hiding away that should see the light of day. 🙂
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Now I know earlier on I said I’d try to do fewer “single picture posts” or somesuch, but I also need to just enjoy things when there’s only one picture of the thing.
Like this chicken that Little Miss made.
Crochet, some stuffing, and a couple of beads.
Talent takes practice.
The weekend when swim lessons started up was a busy one. The doctor visit, the lessons, and then there was a parade for the local annual fair.
I took the elementary schoolers out to see it. They eagerly waited for the candy portion.
So where was I and everybody else while Redflare took Thunderer to the doctor?
At Newbie’s first swim lesson.
She did… swimmingly.
Nervously too, but her comfort levels will improve as the lessons go on.
Superman clearly enjoyed his lessons as well.
Once done, we were back off to pick Redflare up.