Well, that brings us to the conclusion of another year! Who are those old people? Look at this picture from New Year’s Eve 2004 (or is it 2005? Do you say the year coming or the year going? In any case, it was taken on 12/31/04.) The location is the same, too.
We took the boys to the Insectarium, and Miles was telling me about the bee that stung him on the ear that time at the park. I’m glad he’s not afraid of that plastic bee, but he was terrified of the butterflies.
My mom got the boys these Stomp Rockets for Christmas and they were a HUGE hit. Highly recommend. But we’ve already gotten two stuck on the roof. Oops!
The boys got metal Slinkies for Christmas, and I tried to make it go down the stairs. Didn’t work too well, but clearly they didn’t care!
I was playing with the new remote shutter release I got for Christmas. Here’s me and my friend Anne, who came over with her little boy (who is the same age as the boys.)
This is kind of weird, yes? Reminds me of the Doublemint twins.
This might be my favorite moment of gift opening this morning (except the moment I opened my brand new Kindle, thanks Georgie!), when Miles saw the box I’d put their LeapPads in and exclaimed, "Oooh, Mommy, a SANTA box!" Then he tossed it aside, as if THAT was the gift. Hee!
The annual stocking picture. Started in 2007, continued in 2008 (times three), 2009 (sorta), and 2010…
Hard to believe this is their fifth Christmas!
Mmm. Spent much of the night making the Pioneer Woman’s cinnamon rolls. Really easy and really delicious (and REALLY buttery. Holy heart attack!)
As you can see, Linus is feeling a bit better. The rash has calmed down a lot and his spirits were very much improved. So here’s to hoping we have a Merry and HEALTHY Christmas this year!
If you can believe it, he’s actually improving a bit. Ugh.
The doctor says it’s Hand, Foot, and Mouth, but it seems like "Wrist, Ankle, Chest, Back, Butt, and Legs" to me. Poor Linus bear.