Tuesday, January 3, 2017

Holiday Season:

The Christmas season really is just so much fun. Especially with kids. This year we decided to just put up our mini artificial tree to save money and especially since we were not even home for Christmas day this year. Doug hung lights on our house and the big reveal showed that one strand of lights were not working. The next night Doug headed back up on the roof to fix the problem. I loved getting to hang my FIVE stockings over the fireplace this year. Our little sweet family. 

Henry had a Christmas program at school. He did great! All second year students had a speaking part. Henry practiced his line for weeks and when it came time to say it he took a deep breath in and then quickly said "Please join us for pictures and treats". He said it so quickly the entire audience laughed. We were so proud of him. 

We took the kids downtown to Doug's office for a fun Christmas evening. Santa was there. Henry asked for a toy alligator and Jack just kept rummaging through Santa's bag for more candy canes. Adeline was not so sure and just fussed through the whole thing. Doug took Henry ice-skating while I kept Jack and Adeline in the warm. We decorated Doug's cubicle with snowflakes while he was gone. 

We made christmas ornaments and cookies and delivered them to neighbors. I got some glitter glue this year which helped us not have glitter sticking to everything for months after the project. 

We had such a sweet Christmas season together! 

Thanksgiving 2016:

This year we went over to Grandma Karen's house for a big meal with family. Charles came over for the weekend and joined in the fun. I made rolls and a pie and stressed out way to much about my rolls not rising. They still tasted alright thankfully. Grandma and Grandpa Johnson joined us and it is always so special when they do. The boys all played well together. So well in fact, I don't think Henry or Jack actually ate much lunch. They were way to distracted by all the fun that cousins bring. Adeline was passed around and won the most adorable award. 

There is so much to be thankful for each and every day but I sure do love taking a break from the day to day to be thankful for all the blessings that flow from our lives. 

3 months:

- Sleeping through the night! Still in your little crib next to our bed. We hear you rubbing your head back and forth at night. You still don't take a paci and I have officially given up on trying to get you to take one. I think you rubbing your little head back and forth is your way of soothing yourself.
- You just keep getting more and more talkative. Sometimes you are "talking" so loudly that we can't hear each other talk.
- We still have some rocky evenings where you stay up later than we want to be up. Your favorite is still to be held standing up with a little bit of bouncing here and there.
- You smile so much more and it is our favorite thing throughout the day.
- You love to eat but you have been stubborn about taking a bottle. Let's just say you like it straight from the source. One night this month I was at a girls dinner downtown and you screamed and screamed and refused to take your bottle from Dad. I arrived home to a stressed out Dad and a worn out baby.