The baby smiles.

The baby gets wrapped.
(“She’s a gift from God,” said Junie B. as she placed the bow.)

The sisters insist on pictures.

(“Just the sisters” is the mantra that accompanies this shot, along with much brotherly rolling-of-eyes.)

The girl cousins gather.

The weather spits snow.

The ivories play carols.

The messes are more interesting.

The older brother does does strange things, like not removing his nose from a book, even when football is on TV!

The younger brother gets caught kissing in the kitchen.

The chalkboard doesn’t get erased…ever.