Tuesday, December 30, 2008

Christmas & Other Happenings

Well, we survived Christmas (barely). I've decided that right now I am GLAD I work full time!

My kids have spent WAY too much time together as of late & do almost nothing but fight, and they are NOT quite about it so when Caleb finally falls asleep it lasts no more than 30 minutes at a time. I'm sure that spending 8+ hours in the truck together over the course of 2 days didn't help that much.

Caleb is teething & has a daily 20 minute quota for being happy. He thinks you must hold him & that you absolutely must be standing while holding him. Sleeping through the night is not an option lately. He is eating cereal & baby food quite well now. He LOVES to eat his toes though & especially thinks it's a great idea to do so while eating his cereal. He has gotten good at moving the walker around when he's in it too. Caleb rolled from his back to his belly about a week before Christmas & then didn't do it again until Christmas Day. Well, Christmas Day he took off & now thinks he's a regular pro at rolling over. He only gets mad when he gets high centered on his belly & can't flip back over to his back. He's starting to try & get up on his knees already too. That's a scary thought!!

Other than that, we've had a pretty good break. We've had a ton of snow so that has kept us inside quite a bit. I'm hoping that we're done with the snow for awhile once I go back to school on the 5th! Travis' sister & her family came back out from Florida to be with us for Christmas. It has been kinda different to see them so much in 1 month (they were here for Thanksgiving too).

We had a good time visiting everyone in Manti over Christmas & the kids loved seeing their cousins they don't get to see very often.

Samantha keeps asking why her dad doesn't get a Christmas break. It's a hard concept for her to understand that not everyone gets the same time off that she & I do!

We are looking forward to 2009 & all the adventures it is sure to bring with it (so long as some of the 2008 adventures are not to be repeated!!!). We hope the new year finds you happy & well. Can't wait to hear from you!

1 comment:

Tannie Datwyler said...

Sounds like you are crazy right now!! :) It's so fun to have kids though - even when they are stressful. Sorry about your little guy - how miserable. My mom lives in WJ - so the drive wasn't too bad (usually 1 1/2 hours, but 3 hours on the way home). I'm glad we are all safe!!