Here's the teen pack at dinner - note how I didn't even have time to remove the mail from the table! (I'm packing for Ethiopia, you know...)
We gathered in the living room for presents -
Moriah, now 15, with her little buddy -
Alayna and Julia -
Look at Elijah kissing Alayna's cheek. He loves Alayna - (so does his brother!)
Gabriel and his phone, man, is he going to miss that when the Navy throws it into the "to be sent home" bin.
Ham taught the kids a bit of ball-room dancing.
He decided Ben needed some culture; Ben was pretty horrified and Elijah said, "Ham is making Ben be a girl!"
Gabriel was supposed to leave this afternoon, but was informed last night that he had to report early this morning for a personality test that is given to all home-schoolers. I found it interesting that they don't phase that in a more politically correct way, but Gabriel has way more personality than any public-school graduate that I know, so we aren't worried.
I insisted that he take this picture with the girls straight out of bed before they left for school.
Then we had another before I took Alyssa to school. Moriah was already gone and none of us thought to wake Alei until afterwards, (she would have refused to be photographed straight out of bed anyway.)
Hard to believe that he is really out on his own. It's just kind of sinking in...(JD took me out to lunch).