In the last couple of weeks, I've dressed the kiddos as favored storybook characters. Bean wanted to be Bilbo-be still my heart. How I love that he is loving the story and characters.
Bean looked ever so much more hobbitish before his haircut, but I was glad to have time to put together the little vest with wooden buttons and a pocket for the coveted ring.
As I was herding them out the door this morning, I experienced a bit of melancholy. They are growing at warp speed. We have done so much reading, playing and crafting during this year . I don't know how much longer things I do with them will be what they enjoy. Bean will be nine this summer. We certainly have made many great memories.