Tuesday, December 20, 2011

Winter Wonderland

Things have been so crazy around here lately that I hadn't even thought about my blog in a very long time (I blame my job and if you know what I do, you'll understand too). So allow me to show you a quick recap of our past month for you.

Thanksgiving was spent with my family this year which meant we packed up the car and drove to Mary's house. As per tradition, we got there early on Thursday to help with the cooking and then stayed the night so that we could have a mini-vacation and spend some time with Mary and Chris (and Iris and Jack too, of course). We have always gone to a movie together the day after Thanksgiving but this year we decided to step it up a notch. So we booted everyone up and went ice skating. Even Iris and Gabriel put skates on and got out there on the ice. Gabriel wasn't a big fan. He actually really wanted to be on the ice, but really wanted to be held while out there. I am by no means an ice skating pro, so this definitely did not happen (I have a hard enough time keeping myself upright, no way am I going to try it while holding 30 pounds on one hip!). Frejya, though, absolutely loved it.

After skating, we decided to go to a movie like always. The men stayed home with the little ones and Mary and I took Frejya and Maisy to the movies. We decided to watch Breaking Dawn while Maisy and Frejya watched The Muppets. Great idea in theory, but it meant I spent the entire length of the movie wondering if they actually made it into their theater and were doing ok. Not a very relaxing time at the theater for me.

And in the weeks since Thanksgiving we have been keeping ourselves busy with all sorts of other things. Gabriel thinks it's hilarious to stick his fingers in his ears and then talk really loudly.

He also learned how to get out of his crib and is now sleeping in a toddler bed. The first day there was no napping to be done in the afternoon and so he fell asleep on the couch later in the day. Cute now, but really wasn't cute at the time. And he actually still only really goes to bed for Gabe. For some reason when I walk away from him in his room he follows me out, but if Gabe puts him in there he'll stay put.

Frejya got a dog as an early Christmas present. I've never been a fan of chihuahuas, but so far Hugo has been a fun addition to the family. And Tekota is definitely happy to have a playmate.

And now it's Christmastime already. It's going to be a super busy week, but this is my favorite time of year. Can't wait to spend the weekend with family and friends.

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