Sunday, December 27, 2009

Merry Christmas

This Christmas was good. It was hard not being home with our families this year, but we had fun with just our little family. My parents were here December 9th through the 15th. We had a good visit with them and did Christmas with them. We let the kids open one present while they were here and we gave them theirs. They also helped us put up our tree and decorate. The kids had a good time hanging the ornaments on the tree. We weren't sure how they would do with the tree, but they didn't touch it too much. They also didn't mess with the presents that were under it for about 2 weeks. I was really impressed. They got great new toys and clothes. Now it is time to go through the toys and get rid of some or put them away!! We made up goodie plates for the neighbors and people at church. The kids helped make the dipped pretzels and some cookies. We all went as a family then to deliver them to the neighbors. The first house we went to was an older couple and they invited us in to visit. They had a little ceramic tree that had a train that ran on a battery and moved around it. Michael thought that was so neat. We went to the next house and he thought we should go in again. I guess he thought they should all invite us in! He also thought they would all have trains! LOL

We then had some people over for lunch Christmas day. We had a good lunch and a good visit together with them.

Michael has started potty training this week. We started on Tuesday and he has only had 3 accidents (2 on Christmas day). All the accidents have been at home and while he was really involved in something and not paying attention. Otherwise he has done very well. We have even gone out a few times and to church today and he has made it to the bathroom. He was very ready to be trained, but I wanted to wait till Lydia was born then till Paul was home on break to work with him. I just hope Grace & Lydia are this easy to train. I've always heard girls are easier so we'll see. Grace seems interested now since she watches Michael, but I'm not quite ready to train her yet. LOL

Well, the new year is approaching and there are lots of things I want to work on this year. We'll see how well that goes!

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