ornament casualties… 1.
Santa started the new tradition this year… of only bringing 1 big thing for each kid. Lily got a doll house big enough for Barbie and Eli got a new ride.
I saved and saved to surprise Jeff with something that he’s been wanting for a long time. .. a new guitar. My sweet mom and dad paid me to do odd jobs like clean their house and wrap gifts, I sold clothes to the consignment store, and requested cash instead of gifts from my parents… (which is why I’m holding up socks above… I literally only got socks and undies. haha.) all so I could get Jeff a nice gift that he deserved… and KNOW that he didn’t have to pay for it himself.
Such is life of a woman married to a man whose language of love is gifts. Compliments are way less expensive.
mountains of gifts in Minnesota.
Baby’s first LEFSE
… no, fellow Texans, its not a tortilla.
Lily’s first ice skating adventure.
SNOW… both kids favorite part was definitely EATING it. I ‘ate it’ a couple of times too… although in a totally different, less intentional way all together.
Eli found a kindred spirit in his cousin, Josiah. Although he was already saying it before, we can unofficially claim that his first word is ‘Ya-ya’… which is what Lily called Siah too. I hope Eli’s fascination with him means that he is going to share Siah’s gentle, thoughtful, caring personality…. and maybe he’ll be wicked good at math, too.
Hope everyone had a wonderful Christmas. If you didn’t get one… here it is.
The whole thing was kind of an afterthought. Next year I’ll try to do better.