Monday, December 28, 2009

So, Catching Up!

I feel like it's been a long time since I've updated our blog. Shame on me!

Let's see, Miss Piggy got a cold that lasted for 4 weeks! Poor girl was just not feeling well. Usually when one kid gets sick, they pass it to another... right? I've never had my kids do this. They are usually both sick together, but it's always been sick with different things. Miss Piggy's cold included a fever and a cough followed by a runny nose. Kermit came down with a stuffy nose. That's it. (and thank goodness because with his asthma colds are so hard on his body) Then Baby Girl got sick and for the first time, I had two kids sick with the same thing. Kind of. Baby Girl got the fever and the cough, but then she got this crap streaming out of her eyes. Lovely. We took her in and she had double pink eye and an ear infection. Miss Piggy also had her ears checked because she was really having a hard time hearing. Her ears were stuck full of wax. Fun! So, everyone is better now life can go on!

Christmas was fantastic. The kids had a blast! We had our nice dinner on Christmas Eve and ate on our China. We wanted to eat on our nicest plates for our Saviors birthday. Then we watched Joy To The World and talked about Jesus. Finally we went for a ride to see all the lights. Master Chief and I enjoyed it. The kids were just DYING to get home to open up a few presents. Our Christmas tradition is to have the kids open a present from us (jammies)and for the kids to exchange ornaments they've purchased for each other. This year Kermit gave to Miss Piggy and she got Tinker Bell and Fairies. Miss Piggy gave to Baby Girl and she got a moon with a baby sleeping on it. Baby Girl gave to Kermit and he got a Shrek and Donkey one. The kids made ornaments at school for Master Chief and I. They were so cute! Christmas morning was great. Kermit tore through all his gifts and then was searching for more to open! Miss Piggy just read the first letter on the tags and since she and Baby Girl have the same first letter, she opened a few of Baby Girls presents. Baby Girl was totally LOVING the whole thing! She loved all the new toys but her favorite was her Water Baby from Gram Gram, Papa, and Uncle Nino. She took that baby and automatically put the bottle in her mouth. Where she learned this, we have no idea as she has never seen a bottle in her life! We spent the day playing games and just enjoying each other.Baby Girl is nearly 7 1/2 months. She's tiny still. When we took her in, she was 7 months 3 days old and she weighed 12lbs 10oz. Only 2oz more than a month ago, so we will be taking her in at 8 months for a weight check just to make sure she's gaining. But I suspect she is as she's feeling heavier! She is now sitting up and getting more and more vocal! She also started to eat baby biscuits and loves to feed herself!Master Chief will be promoted this next week. No pay increase yet though. If the economy can get better we will cross our fingers for a raise! The good news is that he will be switching work schedules and will be working the back end of the week making it so he can go to church with us!!! He's such a hard worker and it's nice to see that his company can see it too.

As for me, I got a new sewing machine for Christmas and my time is spent sewing and dreaming up new things to sew! My first project is an apron for Miss Piggy's birthday. I've taken a pattern I found online and I'm chaning it up and making it my own. I'm having so much fun, but it's frustrating to only be able to work on it at night when the kids are asleep so I don't ruin her present!

So there's the updates. We feel extremely blessed and joyful. I wonder what 2010 will have in store for everyone!


Flutterbug said...

sounds like you had a good Christmas. I can't believe how big and beautiful everyone is getting.... can't wait to see you again, maybe in the spring! Love you all!!!

Jenni said...

Great to see an update! Your kids are so cute. Can't wait to see your'll have to post pictures!