OK, so I got lost! I didn't get any November email notifications...and I have been so busy. Aren't we all?
Rachel, how do you know she sees auras? What a great skill to tap into!
Kids are good here. They both had the flu over Christmas (Grant frst and then Ava started on Christmas afternoon). High fever, lethargic, etc. They are both fine now...but I have a cold.
My throat feels like knives every time I swallow. Lovely! Hopefully I'll be back to normal in a day or two. It seems like so many people have gotten symptomatic this fall. Bummer. Sending healthy vibes through the internet (and hoping they bounce back here, too).
Christmas was fun. Santa came and the kids were thrilled! Ava is really into Ariel (the Little Mermaid). I'm not sure why...I don't think she's ever seen the entire movie. She got some little Disney princesses for her birthday from Grandma, so I guess that is it. She has been asking for a dress like Ariel, so it was good that Santa brought an Ariel nightgown. She put it on that morning and wore it for 2 days (because she woke up from her nap with a fever). Grant wanted an electric train that he saw at Target ($250) so we were happy that Santa found a perfectly good one at KB Toys for $40!
We find that they end up with too much stuff every year, so in a few weeks we'll pick and choose a few things to keep and a few things top donate to Goodwill, KWIM?
We are looking forward to a relaxing weekend here. No big plans. Maybe the four of us will go to a movie and early dinner tomorrow for New Year's Eve. I definitely won't be drinking anything!
We are down to nursing once a day (usually). I was hoping to have her weaned by the first of the year, but that's not going to happen. She usually nurses in the AM and that's it. Today, she wanted to nurse around 2 PM...but there was no milkie. I told her that mommy's boobies are tired, but she says, "I try" or "Let me see." She is talking up a storm, too, although I don't know if she has 15-word sentences (that are coherent). She also loves to sing. She picks up the lyrics quickly. She was singing all the Chipmunk's Christmas songs, but she still requests Sheryl Crow.
Potty training has stalled. She has been mostly using the potty since March...but she still pees in her pants enough that I keep her in Pull-ups. At least she poops in the potty. I would like to get her to wear underwear during the day and wear Pull-ups just for naps and bedtime. Anyone else working on potty training?
The fam should be back from the grocery store soon. I was supposed to be napping, but I couldn't fall back to sleep.