Jackson had a lot of fun at Flying Spider. He’s a genuinely happy kid, and I hope it stays that way.
Freya refused to allow herself to have fun and spent most of the time sulking. This moody teen shit is already getting on my nerves. We had a talk about it, and she apologized, but I can tell shit is about to get real.
I am walking this fine line with her: how much slack do I give her, knowing she’s going through a lot of shit, versus not allowing her to take advantage and act shitty to us.
I miss the simpler times. Sigh.
She’s home, and there has been a lot of talking, venting, cuddles, laughing, and a little bit of crying. We’re all so happy to be back to us.
Reunited and it feels so good.
This was an epic adventure!
Jackson and I did some decorating.
So these photos go together: they were taken within minutes of each other. Both Capture Your 365 and FMSPAD had “about me” prompts this week. Then today’s CY365 prompt was “rush hour” and indicated a “car selfie.” I took these two pics today to cover all of the above:
My everyday routine involves carting the kids and dog around town, so a car selfie of the four of us taken around 5 pm felt very appropriate for both prompts. I took the second pic just to have options, but I like how it turned out, so I’m including it as well.
Today was the first day I’ve driven a car since Thursday morning.
It is Thursday, right?
Anyway…look at my little babes! ❤️
3 years ago.
It’s become a RiekAlt family tradition to go bowling during the Super Bowl.
I get to choose today’s CY365 prompt!!
Here is D giving the kids a little WWII history lesson during dinner, and they were totally eating it up. Pun intended!! ❤️ 🤣
Yes, I’m aware that I used my family as the subject for two photo prompts in a row. It’s because I love them to pieces. Sorry not sorry.
Here they were as dinner was starting –
First I used the “Modern” filter on Hipstamatic. Then I ran it through the “Hudson” filter on Instagram.
Oh and I am apparently doing two photo challenges this month!
Our exes came very close to running into each other at my house during kid pickup this evening, and that would have been an interesting little reunion.
My ex gets super weird about it when the subject comes up. 🤷🏻♀️
We are watching the second half of the Fellowship of the Ring with the kids.