Monday, December 19, 2011

The Holidays

Wow...  I can't believe it has been two months since I last blogged here about how well things were going.  Overall, from day to day, things are still fine.  It's just those small moments within the day that all parents have where you want to pull your hair out. 

The girls are out of school for the entire month of December.  This is one of the perks of having a year-round schedule.  This is also one of the pitfalls.  Our girls trauma flags don't really wave high around the holidays... THANK GOODNESS!   We don't have those terrible feelings of worthlessness like many kids have. 

This year we opted for experiencing things instead of gifting "stuff".  We went to Florida to visit Nana's and Poppy's house for almost two weeks.  This trip we went to Universal Islands of Adventure.  The girls got to meet The Grinch.  They LOVE The Grinch...and anything Dr. Seuss.  Layla has taught herself how to read "Green Eggs and Ham".   It is her FAVORITE book!  She reads it several times a day. 

For Christmas,  Layla is getting a "brown" baby doll that fits newborn clothes, a couple of outfits for the baby, PJs for herself, and a toddler stroller.  I had one I purchased and never used with flowers, so I am wrapping it for the baby doll to have.    MK is going to get a big beautiful jewelry box.  I got it for $35!  I can't believe that deal.  In addition to the jewelry box, she is getting two necklaces, a bracelet, and a ring with her birthstone, and a set of PJs.   Between all of the gifts, I spent about $70 on each of them.  

So that is our update.  They are very excited to have 4 Christmases this year!  Nana's (my mom), our house, Jojo's (my dad), and my in-laws. 

I know they are getting bikes and helmets from my dad... who knows what all else! 

Happy Holidays to You and Yours! 

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