*Henry turns 5 tomorrow. Gulp.
*Ed has dreams of our family skiing in Vale someday. I really really want to make that happen for him, hence the working out. It is that time of year when he wants to put the boys on skis. Last night I admitted to him that downhill skiing and our children make me want to cry when I think about it. I know I am over-thinking it, and I know that it is a great sport. But at this age when they are lacking the common sense....all I see are accidents whether it is a collision down the hill or going after a dropped glove on the chair lift. Sigh.
Must. get over this.
**magna tiles finally made their way into our home. Yipee!
*Last night Ed and I agreed that Syd has been watching more TV than we would like. Charley probably didn't watch any until he was 2. Henry probably only watched when Charley was watching. We found a show, Danial Tiger's Neighborhood, that Syd will sit and watch and because of our holiday travel we embraced her love affair with Daniel. Syd is not a good traveller like her brothers. But since Daniel came into her life 4-6 hour car rides took a turn to amazing. We literally did not have to stop during our trip to both my parents and Ed's parents this year for Christmas. A Christmas gift to Ed, a road tripper who does not appreciate touring multiple roadside bathrooms. Anyways, Daniel, and TV in general, will be visiting far less frequently from now on. But if you haven't seen Dainel Tiger's Neighborhood....It's a good one.
*In between holiday celebrations we enjoyed some very mellow days at home. We didn't go and do anything. We didn't have playdates. We just hung out and did our after Christmas thing. Long days in pjs, playing with our new toys, and hanging out as a family is what Christmas break is all about. And mama furiously trying to clean, purge, and organize while taking down all the holiday decor. We did go get an oil change one morning and I couldn't help but feel so blessed that Daniel Tiger's Neighborhood made this moment of sipping coffee in peace during an hour and a half long car appointment possible.
The other hour plus was spent following this little girl all over the show room floor.
*Happy New Year. We spent our evening battling it out on the wii with the boys. Then we enjoyed a cocktail and a little friendly competition as husband and wife all while pretending we were hanging out with my sister and Andy thanks to Facetime. Love that technology.
*Charley starts school again today. Routine will be good. He was gifted a bonus day since I thought he started yesterday and didn't realize it until late Tuesday night. Henry started yesterday though. I could tell it was time. It has been too cold to do much outside with Syd in the picture and when the boys are asking more often for cartoons...you know it is time to send them back to school.
*Today Syd and I will complete "Operation find gifts that will thrill our boy turning five tomorrow." Man, I wish Henry and Syd weren't born so closely to Christmas. It makes the present task a bit tricky. Then we will be baking a cake and decorating it with a cake topper of Henry's choosing.
*i wonder if anyone is still out there reading my rambles. Would love to hear what's on your mind? What gifts were under your tree? What your resolutions are? What's for dinner? Or just a hello!?