After Vizcaya, we came home and I slept for three hours. So sorry, mom. Thank you so much for playing checkers and chutes and ladders with my kids the whole afternoon! You are the greatest! Man, I was not feeling great. But I tried to pull it together in the evening because we figured it was the last night Sterling would be available to help us set up Christmas. We usually are crazy early and set up in the beginning of November, but we waited until after Megan's family visited so our apartment wouldn't feel so cramped.
Mom was amazing and even made some fudge for us so it SMELLED JUST LIKE CHRISTMAS while we set everything up! The kids were sooo excited, it was the greatest!
|Someday we will have a real tree. But for now, the little four foot one we got after our first Christmas on clearance sales will continue to work. :)|
|Yaay for fudge!!!!|
|Our new ornament this year!!!|
|Hugs for Grandma!|
I love Christmas. I love the music. I love the giddy excitement. I love the chocolate. I love the smells. I love it all. The kids have been getting SOOOO excited this year, which makes it so much more fun. We loved having mom around to join in our festivities! She read stories and sang songs forever. We wish she could have stayed longer! She left before all of us were up in the morning and Sterling dropped her off on his way to school. COME BACK SOON MOM!
And, I guess if you aren't on facebook or instagram, we are expecting another baby!!! This one was much anticipated, so we are excited to finally have some great news! I have, as always, been horribly sick..but first trimester ends in a couple of weeks...so I can do this. Right? Ruth wants a girl named Elizabeth. But when I tell her thats not an option, she sides with me and says Grace, haha. Will wants a Will, and is very annoyed that we tell him no. But if pushed, he said we can maybe do "eye-mon", but not Benjamin. Although, that's really the top contender. He's annoyed that the middle name will probably be Jack, not Will--haha! Finding out the gender is always my favorite thing, so that will probably be the next time I post about it! In the meantime, I'll keep eating my rice krispies and plain eggs and hopefully stop throwing up soon. Which reminds me of a funny story.
The other day during lunch I was sick, and I heard Will calling and calling for me, then he shows up beside me and yells to Ruth "It's ok! She's in here! Just throwing up again!" Haaahaaa. Poor kid. Every time I gag while cooking both him and Ruth look all concerned and ask if I'm going to throw up. Ruth patted my back the whole time I was throwing up in Key Largo--I kept telling her I was fine and she didn't have to come in the bathroom. Sweet girl. On the upside, I have had WAY more energy in the last two days than in the past three weeks, so that is very, very good. My kids need some major park time, we've been stuck inside too much with mom on the couch!