"Mom, why does Santa always SOUND different?" This the question Sirri kept asking me after seeing FOUR different Santas this year. I told her, "he must have a cold!" She didn't push the issue!
Sirri: SIX lip gloss. NOT the twist up kind. The kind like Brooke. A barbie doll. A magic wand.
Connor: A fishing pole, a magic food machine (?!?!?!?!?)
Meg: Meg STILL doesn't talk. (Most days I'm not complainin!)
We made our annual gingerbread houses. Daddy decided to do a mansion this year. It turned out quite nice! Connor dropped his on the floor. Thankfully he is our most relaxed child and it was no big deal to him. He was happy to have mom's. It is sure fun to watch their houses evolve every year. Sirri was actually more in to the decorating than eating this year! A major milestone!!!! Meg was more than happy to fill the role of treat eater, though! Other fun memories:
*Sirri's school party! I just love to watch her in her own environment. The other kids just love her and she is such a crack up. Almost everytime I am at the school I hear this, "Oh! you're Sirri's mom. That girl...." It's also fun for me to hlep in her classroom beacuse she still wants me there. She wants to hold my hand, and sit by me and have me play outside at recess. Wonder how long that will last?
*Sirri and connor playing baby Jesus and Mary. Too sweet!
*Going to the christmas tree lighting in Sugar City. We'll see if that becomes tradition?!?!?!
It was suposed to be our year to go to Boise but that plan was foiled due to Kendon being on call the week of Christmas. Kim and Rich stayed in California and Cindy went to their house, so Mom and dad came to ours. We will all meet in Boise next year. Kendon already has it off!!! It was so fun to have my parents here though. I love hosting Christmas in my home.
Look at all that Loot!
I was so excited for Christmas morning that I woke up at 4:30 a.m. and could not go back to sleep. That is nuts I know, but I just can't help it. Christmas morning si so magical and I couldn't stand waiting for my kids to wake up. They slept til 7:30.
This is the first Christmas I have ever wished for it to NOT snow. Santa brought the kids a Power Wheels Jeep that he got for a really great bargain (thx Beagleys!) and I wanted the kids to be able to use it. The kids were so excited that they didn't care that they had to take turns pushing each othert in it. Grandpa was a great pusher too!
The day after Christmas we were supposed to head to a condo in West Yellowstone for swimming and relaxing. Unfortunately, the weather did not cooperate and we didn't get to go. We had to do something though cause the kids had swimming on their agendas! So, instead we went to thirty minutes away and stayed in a hotel there. It actually worked out perfectly. Kendon wouldn't have been able to go to West because of work, so he was able to be with us, and mom ended up sick and was able to be close to a doctor. The kids didn't know the difference and had a BLAST! It was so nice to get away for a few days!
We went to Boise for New Years and had a good time. We got in around 8:30 New Years Eve and turns out my dad was sick this time. He went to bed right after we got there. Kendon and I were tired from traveling and we went to bed shortly there after. My poor mom stayed up and rang in the new year by herself. I was too tired to feel bad at the time, but do have guilt now! My family should know better though. I've never been one to stay up late so obviously the holiday centered around staying up til midnight has never been my favorite!
Kendon's brother, Kelly, and wife Kaya, are living in Nampa right now, so we were able to go to their house for dinner. Kaya fixed us a traditional Korean meal that was delicious (Mostly.) I was proud of myslef becuase I tried everything. Even the sushi. ICK! ICK! ICK! It just tastes like seaweed and I don't get the big tadoo! Yuck! Other than that, it was all very yummy. Next time they are in town, we are going to have to feed her a traditional Eastern Idaho meal. Elk steak and potatoes!!!!
All in all, December was a great month, full of family and jpy! We are so thankful for the Lord Jesus Christ and the blessings that are brought into our lives through him.
There. Now, I'm caught up! Moving on.....