This was not taken this week. Because I haven't busted out the ol' camera since I was practicing taking macro shots of some shaved chocolate. I should get those off my camera... it's been a long time. This is Kacy and Will, fresh out the bath. Kacy sucked her fingers until Kindergarten (especially when tired), and Will only sucked his thumb for a few months. Then he had a pacifier until he was 16 months old, when I hid it. He loved that thing.
(Ed and Jessie had pacifiers, too, but they both ditched theirs around 9 or 10 months old.)
***Educational quandary: fixed for now. Not involving homeschooling, or the charter school (but what an interesting option!), and it will probably involve me picking them up from school to give us some more time. For now, everything will stay the same (as I do love the teachers at the school, and I do look forward to a little free time) except that we will be supplementing at home, and I'm going to have to make more of an effort. And when the house is done and Ryan goes back to a morning schedule, he will be home more, too. And he had plans for all kinds of shop and outdoors things. So, if I can just be patient for a house and a touch more disciplined in my intentions, it'll all work out. I'll update in awhile after I give it a go.***