man oh man, am i ever behind on blogging.
i was going to make one giant post with all that’s happened since december 15th or so. but after i selected 32 pictures and was only at christmas day, i decided to break it up into chunks.
the first installment covers the time between my last post and christmas day.
and without further ado…
i’ll start off with a super cute pic of all my kiddos in their matching christmas jammies. i had hoped to get an official awesome pic of them in front of the tree. but, that never happened, so this was as good as it got, even though i didn’t know it at the time.
while surfing the internets one day, i happened upon someone selling two green twin beds. i quickly snatched them up and set one up for anna. (hazel still sleeps in the pack and play in our closet). she was super excited. hazel too.
side note. at this point, anna is a lot better. hazel seems mostly fine. derek and isaac are symptom free and i’m in the middle of the same affliction anna was suffering from (a nasty cough/cold).
they serve a (semi) traditional swedish meal every year. sometimes white fish (not this year), lingonberry sauce, meatballs with allspice and white sauce, potatoes, a potato sausage, and saffron bread. and then some other stuffz.
hazel, like all the others, has taken to a comfort item. thankfully, she chose a bunny that derek’s parents bought for her and not a weird blanket that no one could find a duplicate of. for christmas, they gave her a second bunny, so we have backup. or, more likely, so hazel will demand to have BOTH bunnies at each sleepy time. either way, she’s a happy deflated bunny lover.
so. there’s an app called timehop. it scours your pics from facebook and instagram. or twitter and other social media places. and then everyday you can see what you posted on this day in years past. i was lying on the floor playing with hazel, and i checked my timehop app and the picture that popped up from three years ago was anna. in the exact same outfit as hazel. so, of course, i had to make this side by side comparison:
she never sits still. i felt so bad for her, but i was secretly a little happy that she took a wrecking break. is that bad? it’s the silver lining of sick kids. more snuggles. less messes. i’m ok admitting that.
i didn’t do christmas cookies this year. i thought we would do it over break. then, the illnesses struck. and we scrapped it. but, we did get a premade roll of gingerbread dough and pumped out a few gingerbread men. germ infused gingerbread men. (we didn’t share them).
and the decorators. we also had very few decorating items. we used up everything last year. but, we had some leftover gingerbread house frosting. and some colored balls. and that was good enough, i guess.
and that brings me to christmas.
and an apology for the pile of blogs that i’m about to post in the next little bit. 🙂