He gets these really weird expressions on his face for pictures these days, but he is still such a cutie.
I've been reading (dreaming) over the seed catalogs and keeping the fire going. Nathaniel's been gone. The older kids had their first Reconciliation on Wednesday night ("That was easier than I thought!"), and we have a holy day today, so we've been at church quite a bit this week. Elijah, Lydia, and I are still sniffling a bit from colds that just don't go away, but I am thankful that we have all been relatively healthy since all I've been hearing lately is how many awful bugs are going around. Last week, Malachi, Elijah, and I each had 1-day-down illnesses, but those did pass quickly. It's just these annoying colds that linger for some of us now. I'm hoping we can stay healthy! (And I'm hedging my bets by feeding everyone homemade stock-based soup and oranges.)