These kids don't exist anymore. They've been replace by taller (except in Katie's case; she's not much taller), less huggy people. Actual people. No more are they my own little dollies to dress up and play house with.
I'm thinking of having OJ and Katie reenact the above picture when Kate visits next week.
Jim (I'm talking to the one on the left in the picture), I wish you could come out for a visit to reenact this picture, although Other Jim might not fit on your lap anymore.
I'm including this picture to commemorate the day my son got a hole in one at the local mini golf course.
and also to give a preview for a certain pastry that will need making. It won't be exactly the same, but there are distinct similarities. And it's not for a birthday.
And with that suspense, we leave the realm of the countdown--4 days til Kate comes, 6 days til party, 7 days til graduation--and move on to track.
I promise this will be the last track-related post until next spring.
Paul ran in the section meet yesterday evening. He was seeded 25th in the section and ran in the "slow" heat. He jostled and elbowed his way up to third place at one point, but then fell back some and then held steady with his teammates to finish 9th in the heat. He finished 21st overall, moving up 4 places in the rankings. He also set another personal record: 4:46 for the 1600m. The guys were booking, even in the "slow" heat. The guy who finished first overall ran it in 4:16. YIKES. He collapsed in the grass immediately after crossing the finish line. (He was fine)
Pictures of that maybe later after I load them to the computer.
Or maybe not. You've all seen pics of Paul running.
PS A third brother has willingly offered to contribute to the catering of the party next week! I have a whole catering staff of four people! Woo-hoo!