Well, just in time for Christmas. Things have been busy, but mostly good around our house. I happen to be sick today, but just a severe head cold, so I am thankful that it isn't something else. Both children are well, thankfully.
It has been since early November, I think, since I have written. We have gone celebrated Thanksgiving, gone on vacation, shopped on Black Friday, completed Christmas cards, decorated the house for Christmas, cleaned out room for Christmas gifts-to-come, attended a cookie swap, enjoyed a Christmas party, played the role of Joseph in the live nativity (Caleb), and tried to keep up with our normal, day-to-day routines. Yikes.
A couple of humorous incidents to note. Caleb insisted on seeing Santa Claus, and Riley insisted on not. As we approached Santa, Riley began having what I would consider somewhat of a panic attack with crying and screeching combined. So, Caleb was a bit nervous at that point. Here I am shoving Caleb towards Santa while trying to keep Riley as far away as possible. Caleb spews out that he wants a bike. As soon as Santa indicates that he heard the request, we were done and on our way. No pictures to prove it though. When we got into the car, Caleb leaned back in his seat with his arms folded behind his head and let out a sigh of relief, as if saying, "Now, that's done, I can relax and wait for my bike. " Riley began breathing normally again. When we mention Santa, she frowns and says, "No Santa."
Secondly, Riley initiated Caleb in what it is like to scram from the tub because of a poop accident. He was surprised to know that he did the same thing a couple of times. I am in Riley's room when I hear, "Uh oh, poop." (from Riley). I knew to go running. I pulled both out in about 5 seconds flat. She finished on the potty. Big girl she is, too big for mommy. I am not quite ready for potty training, but she might be. Yuck.
Well, because I am now working online, I just uploaded some pics and will let you figure out the rest. Hope you enjoy.