Weekly Happenings: The anticipation for Christmas is strong in our house. We love the lights, the music, the shows, and the magical feeling that comes with it all. We didn’t really go anywhere or do anything out of the ordinary, which was just fine by me!
The Weekly Weather: It’s been clear, cool, and just beautiful. I love December in South Texas! My only minor complaint is that the mountain cedar pollen is starting early this year, which means an early start to sneezy noses and itchy eyes. Bring on the Claritin, haha!
What Paul’s Been Up To: He’s been extra busy this week. He finally had enough time to install the Little Free Library he’s been working on. It turned out amazing and the neighborhood seems head-over-heels about it. We’ve had so many people say that they have books to donate for it. I love the sense of togetherness it’s bringing already.
What Sarah’s Been Up To: Not too much on my end. Just soaking in all the goodness that is December. 🙂
What Joseph’s Been Up To: He has enjoyed school (as I mentioned previously, December is a fun month for elementary school kids). He is also looking forward to Christmas and getting to see family.
What Abigail’s Been Up To: She’s been rather feisty and determined, but I suppose that comes with the territory of being practically two (a week from today, people…a week from today). Also, I noticed a funny/cute thing the other day. She was looking at a book that is full of pictures of different farm animals and I realized that she calls chickens “bock-bocks”, ducks “cak-caks”, and pigs “onk-onks”. My heart!
This Week in Pictures:
Bonus Video: Joseph showing off the cool moves that one of his toys does. I love being able to just pop out my phone and record a fun moment in our lives!
Weekly Happenings: This past week was a pretty average one for us. We just kind of puttered along at our normal pace and just did our thing. The main fun thing that we did was go to the zoo this morning. We like to take advantage of our passes when the weather cools down. Today it was pretty chilly (I think it’s about 47 degrees right now), so the zoo was rather deserted. That was fun for us, though…we got to do a lot of things that we normally don’t do when it’s more crowded.
The Weekly Weather: It’s been a mix of mild and cold. We did have a nice rainstorm come through yesterday which made school pick-up interesting, but we survived. 🙂
What Paul’s Been Up To: He’s been busy at work along with getting to spend a lot of time with Joseph (who has been soaking it up). Joseph’s favorite thing for them to do is to go out to the office and watch videos and play video games. He loves having “Dad and Joseph time” as he calls it. 🙂
What Sarah’s Been Up To: I’ve mostly been doing my regular stuff. I did get to go to the Relief Society Christmas party which was a lot of fun, as always.
What Joseph’s Been Up To: December is always fun at school. He’s been doing dress-up days, fun activities, and he loves getting to hang out with his friends at recess.
What Abigail’s Been Up To: She’s been a ball of fun, sass, and sweetness, haha. It’s sometimes a challenge to figure out exactly what she wants since her vocabulary is still rather limited. She’s good at telling me what she DOESN’T want (a firm shake of the head and a little sweet “no” usually does it), though, so most of the time it’s simply a lengthy process of elimination, haha. She is running everywhere and wants to do EVERYTHING that big brother is doing. It’s entertaining at times and crazy at other times.
Weekly Happenings: We got to do a few fun holiday things this past week. Last Saturday we went out to the zoo to see the Christmas decorations. It was fun seeing how excited the kids got. I think that’s what makes the holidays for me as an adult. Then on Monday, we went to Bass Pro’s Shop to see their holiday fun and to get our picture taken with Santa. Abigail was NOT going to be left with Santa (even with Joseph there), so we all stayed in the picture so that she’d be comfortable-ish. She still was apprehensive, but she didn’t cry (if that had happened, we totally wouldn’t have left her on his lap). She really liked the plush reindeer that she got after taking the picture (I kinda wish they’d given her that first…she might have been a bit happier for the actual picture, haha). Both she and Joseph loved playing with all the toys in the kid area afterward. It was a pretty fun night.
The Weekly Weather: It’s been a mix of colder weather and then milder weather. I must say, November might be my favorite month for weather in South Texas.
What Paul’s Been Up To: He helped decorate the neighborhood entrances, he’s been busy at work (getting some overtime in), and the like.
What Sarah’s Been Up To: Errand-running, play-dating, baby-snuggling…
What Joseph’s Been Up To: His class went on a field trip to the Doseum, which is the children’s museum downtown. He had a ton of fun and then was excited that they’d get to go to a nearby park to eat lunch afterward. It was a really fun day for him.
What Abigail’s Been Up To: She’s popping more words out (she’s pretty good at repeating stuff if I say it slowly enough). She understands A LOT of what we say, and can follow simple commands. It’s crazy to think that she will be two in just a few weeks!