Sunday, December 20, 2009


Being the fourth week of Advent, and one of the few years with almost an entire fourth week, I wanted to wish everyone a continued Blessed Advent and an even more blessed beginning to the Christmas Season. Christmas season truly begins on Christmas Eve and runs through Epiphany, in January. May all your days be joyous, and as the Priest said at church this morning, ' be pregnant with anticipation of the coming of the Lord'

Merry Christmas

Thursday, December 10, 2009


Since Alex turned 18 months at the end of November, his vocabulary has just been growing rapidly. He is now mimicking words/sounds that others say and takes delight is saying new words. The two newest are "nana," for banana, and "sock". Listening to him talk to himself is just a riot. 75% of it is unintelligible, and then all of a sudden he will say a real word and get excited.He is recognizing objects in pictures and at the store. He knows what package the goldfish crackers come in and gets upset when he can't have any at Target. Watching his eyes light up in the produce department when he sees apples and then bounces up and down while saying apple over and over again is just hilarious!

Holiday happenings

December is FINALLY here and it brought the cold with it!! We are eagerly awaiting Christmas to arrive! The house is slowly being decorated and I look forward to getting a tree this evening. Yes, I am one of the ten or so people left in this world that gets a real tree for Christmas. Something about a plastic tree makes the holidays seem so artificial and commercial...

We had Holiday story time at the library this week. We even made ornaments with cinnamon and applesauce, although the adults were actually much messier then the kids ;) We are having Christmas with my family the weekend of the 19. Not sure about Eric's fam, there have been some communication trouble lately. Not sure if we are going to see Santa or not. Alex isn't quite old enough to understand what is going on and I don't want to upset him.

Eric is picking up the Christmas pictures this afternoon, so watch for those in the mail starting next week. (If you would like one and I don't have your address, please leave a comment or email it to me).