But, holiday things aside, what really warms my heart is this....
This week my daddy has been coming over in the afternoons and helping Travis with his physics! This was actually part of my homeschooling plan from the beginning, but we've finally reached the point where the math is difficult enough to baffle me and interest my dad. Travis is still not exactly what you'd call diligent, but he values my dad's good opinion and has been giving it some effort. And I'm getting better at it too (I've gotten to enjoy doing the sine, cosine, and tangent thingies!), which is a miracle!
And the cats...
I thought maybe I'd get a picture for our Christmas card tonight, but they were a little too silly!
And I meant to post a picture of Katie's carrot cake a week or so ago, but I forgot.
She did the frosting, and I did the baking. Pretty, isn't it? I thought she did a nice job with the carrots. My brain was in Tahiti when I made the cake (from a mix), and I forgot to add anything interesting to it -- no chocolate or nuts or coconut -- so it was very dull, but Ed ate it up happily anyway. He's such a good fellow.