Today is Clare's first day back to school from Christmas break. It was so nice having her home all day the past 11 1/2 days. She's a big helper around the house with Ellen and Jude's #1 playmate (most of the time...we did have our moments). It was so nice to be able to sleep in (a little...Ellen didn't quite understand "Christmas vacation"), play in the snow (the 1/2 inch that fell the day after Christmas!), and just sit around and snuggle and read and watch movies together.
With all of the new gifts and toys that she received for Christmas, Clare and I had fun making this dollhouse out of shoeboxes yesterday.
Lots of fun moments over our Christmas vacation...but it was nice to have everyone in bed (and asleep!) by 7:08 last night. (Although I wasn't as excited to be packing lunches again!)