This weekend wrapped up the two weeks of Christmas break. I was glad to see that the girls were anxious to go back to school--they really seem to enjoy kindergarten. But as the vacation came to a close, we (I, mostly) consciously savored those last few days together. We also had a couple of nice surprises.
On Saturday morning, Mark's brother John called and asked if he could come over and help out (play with) Mark. He jumped in the car, was here by noon, and boy did they have fun! Check out this rig they used to put insulation in the ceiling...a platform built off some scaffolding. Doesn't it remind you of that clip that has been going around "Why women live longer than men"? Mark should get just a little higher by standing on a bucket!
A nice break for him, considering he is the COO of an international company! He was only here for 24 hours, but they got a lot done, and had some good man time too. Elsewhere on the ranch, there was another surprise:
This little guy showed up, and we weren't even aware the mother was due! Dad went back and checked his records, and sure enough, at some point we knew she was pregnant, but it just slipped off the radar. The mother really didn't look that big.
She's a sneaky one.
While we were out and about, the girls rediscovered the rope swing. Sometimes they share really well, and this was one of those times. They jumped on together and had a blast.
They laughed and laughed.
A great way to end a vacation, don't you think?