After a few days away we are finally home again. It’s weird how even just being 20 minutes away can seem like being “out of town”. The rest of this week is going to be kind of crazy and chaotic as well, but at least we’re all home for tonight. Amelia is getting so big. And she loves her bedtime things. It’s so cute how she treats her bunny and sheep as her babies
This was a weird Christmas. It’s just been an off holiday season in general but not having everyone together all morning seemed so strange. We also only had our immediate family for dinner and everything was just a little more subdued this year. I’m glad that the kids are so young, they didn’t seem to notice that anything was out of the ordinary. I know in the future Christmas will be more joyful and I’m glad they were young enough to still enjoy every moment of it this year
We spent the day at Grandma and Poppa’s house so we could be with family. We spent the night there as well so that Grandma and Poppa could see firsthand the excitement when the kids got up and saw the presents under the tree. We also of course had to leave some cookies and milk for Santa and carrots for the reindeer.
Ben had the day off of work since the holidays fall on the weekend this year. The kids get SO excited when he’s home and a lot of book reading gets done. This is one of my favorites.
The kids love their new backyard playset. What a change from the last few places we’ve lived… a whole real backyard with a brand new playset in it. Perfect for getting out energy and jumping about… now all we need is something better than wood chips underneath it. Amelia is such a ham lately, grinning up a storm or making goofy faces whenever I bring out the camera. She always follows her face with an “I wanna see the picture!”
Paul and Amelia made these salt dough ornaments. Amelia’s were all pink and purple airplanes, Paul made blue and green cars.
I know you’ll never believe me when I say I’m starting this blog up again… but I feel like I haven’t been documenting life nearly enough lately and this is a quick one-liner way to do it. So I’m trying again. I want to start with day 1 being new year’s day so that I can have a full calendar year 365, but I am going to use the next week and a half as practice… so starting at negative day 11 🙂
And introducing (to this blog anyway) the newest little one who arrived since the last time I posted. My baby girl miss Edith. Currently 4 1/2 months old