December has been a good month, other than the flu, but we are recovered now, so all is forgotten.
I cannot remember a December where we spent so much time outside.
The boys ate an entire box of popsicles this month too…unheard of around here.
Michelle and I were planning to take the kids to the Dinosaur Museum, but we just couldn’t pass up on one of our last Farm Country outings until next spring.
My current level of saneness can be attributed to an extra month of getting to walk barefoot in the grass. It is good for the soul.
Miles has had a rough time in primary the last little while, so we baked and decorated sugar cookies to take around to his teachers. You know, to remind them that there is a sweet boy hiding behind all the craziness.
And he pretty much has the perfect bike for delivering cookies anyways.
We also decorated a prebuilt gingerbread house, it was awesome.
Paul took M&M to Lowe’s to build Christmas Trains. Despite their faces in this picture, they loved it and can’t wait to go again.
Like every year, the kids favorite Christmas thing we did was the the lights at Thanksgiving Point. It’s one of my favorites too, since they just can’t contain their excitement.
Miles made some Gingerbread Men. Which of course turned into “fighting men”. Typical.
The one child who I wasn’t worried about bugging the tree and presents, was the only one who could not resist the temptation.
While we are on the topic of Ruby…She turned 7 Months!!
She’s been pretty close to perfect this month. Just happy and content to sit, play, roll around, and put everything in her mouth. She has finally mastered the sit too and loves the new vantage point.
Crew now refers to Ruby as his best friend and it makes me happy.
Our favorite Mexican Restaurant just opened a few blocks away and we have already been multiple times, as I have yet to find my motivation to cook dinner. Plus, our kids have shockingly been somewhat manageable out in public as of late.
Here’s a typical morning scene…Paul ready to go to work, but having a hard time actually getting out the door.
Best part of Christmas Break though has been having Macey home!
She has taken to reading Miles stories and entries from her diary. It’s hilarious and I love listening in.
Mrs. Claus came to Talking Time and read about each kid from her Magic Book. It was awesome and Miles ate it up.
There has also been lots of singing and dancing to Christmas Songs around here. Crew actually does a pretty good rendition of Jingle Bells and I will miss it.
And once a year Paul and I get dressed up and go to his fancy work parties. While it’s fun to get all dolled up, it reminds me why I don’t get dressed up more often…it takes way too much time. :)
Pretty sad December is almost behind us.