We haven’t been sick at our house since last January and of course we all had to get sick the week leading up to Christmas. Everyone was better but me, a few days before though which was good! I have had blocked sinuses and a headache for days. Saddest thing is that I still can’t taste or smell. Who wants that on Christmas? Good diet plan I guess. ;-) My dad stopped by on Christmas Eve for an hour, but I was feeling horrible. Christmas morning our kids slept until 6:40 (best gift ever!!) It was so cute to watch Rowan come out of his room and discover all the gifts under the tree. We turned on the fire, played Christmas music, and opened gifts. The kids were so excited, ripping paper everywhere. After playing a bit, we headed to my mom and Brian’s to have brunch and open a few more gifts. It’s always kind of a bummer that we dont have any kids in our family (except for cousins ALL the way in New Zealand). My mom does a great job though. She made everything really special for us and we had a great time. Santa brought him a “Spiderman toy that makes sounds” Just what he asked for! ;-) a real smile! Love Isla’s face here! lol My mom bought Rowan this cute chair from The Land of Nod. Now he and Isla both have little chairs with their names on them. The handprint canvas we made with the kids for my mom and Brian’s Christmas present. This was NOT as easy as it looks, lol. Really tried to get a good photo of the kids by the tree. No luck! :)
Saturday, December 21, 2013
This was Isla’s first experience with snow, and the last time Rowan saw snow was when he was about 14 months old.
We looked out the window at 5 Am when the kiddos got up and I could hardly keep them inside until 8. I think Rowan asked me about 40 times if we could go out. I was glad I had already collected all their snow gear, so we put it all on and headed out. I wanted to actually spend time playing with them rather than taking pictures, so I didn’t get any of the little snowman we built, and only took a few outside of our place. Isla spent the whole time with her tongue out trying to catch snow flakes. Rowan went out immediately to throw himself down and make a snow angel. I had no idea he even knew what it was. Must have seen it on a show! Anyway, it was super fun and Rowan wanted Russ to come play when he got home for work. He cried when the snow melted away. We told him we’d take him up to the mountains to play soon.
They just looked so cute all bundled up! Isla LOVES pointing out birds. She was super serious the whole time out in the snow until she saw a bird. She had a huge smile on her face yelling, “ Buh buh!” for bird.
Friday, December 13, 2013
Today (yes today, I’m actually keeping up for once!) we headed to my mom’s for our second annual Christmas cookie baking day. One of Rowan’s most favorite things to do, is to help with baking and cooking so he was very excited! She was so sweet to plan everything, and gather up all the ingredients. We made gingerbread men, sugar cookies with candy cane hershey kisses on top, and the winner….Rowan’s first gingerbread house! That kept us pretty busy.
We usually don’t let Rowan have all that sugar though and I swear, I could totally see the effects. He was SO grumpy and unlike his normal self when we got home.