Tuesday, January 11, 2011

Picked this Up Today at the Library...

I'm pretty excited to read it, we discussed it at our book club last night, and it sounds like it has some pretty good advice. Have you read it? I'm curious to see what people think of it. I can't wait to get to the chapter on what to do with sassy 5 year olds and whiny 3 year olds. :) My children are not difficult mostly, but there are situations that come up where I'm at a loss on how to deal with it, so it will be great to get some good ideas!

Monday, January 10, 2011

2011 has not been good to us...

...so far. However, I am completely optimistic that it will be a great year, and there's nowhere to go but up! Unfortunately, after Christmas we were hit by a bug. And from what I hear, we were not alone in this! Natalie had a temperature of 103 for four days!! Poor little thing, I have never seen her so sick. Here is what we did New Year's Day at our house:

And then, as soon as Natalie was getting better, Annie got worse. And then, I got worse. And then, James got food poisoning or something. Today is the first day that things are looking up, and I actually got out of the house today for a good three or four hours. Yay! We are on the mend, and can't wait to be healthy and active again. At least we weren't sick for Christmas, right?

Sunday, January 09, 2011

A Very Merry Christmas

Our big surprise this Christmas (courtesy of the great-grandparents):

And let me just say, good thing we opened the box Christmas Eve fairly early, because it took us a good hour and a half to put this thing together. It was a huge hit with the girls, thank goodness!

And here is our tree with all the presents under it. I love Christmas trees, especially the lights. It was a great Christmas, I thoroughly enjoyed it, and the girls came away with some nice things, including Leapsters, Barbie's, American Girl dolls (we love Grandparents), a trip to Balboa this Summer (really, we love grandparents), and some new games. 2010 was a great year!