Weekly Happenings: This past week was a fun one (as it ought to be, being the week before Christmas). There were parties (a Relief Society one and a kindergarten one), Zoo Lights, and a birthday, of course!
The Weekly Weather: It’s been a mix. It’s been mostly cool (and sometimes cold), but we had some dry days and some rainy days. It’s been nice to have a break from the heat. 🙂
What Paul’s Been Up To: He’s been enjoying having his evenings (and the weekend) homework-free. He installed both the baby gates that he made and has, of course, had a lot of Dad-and-son time with Joseph.
What Sarah’s Been Up To: I attended my Relief Society Christmas party. It was fun to have an evening of relaxed conversation and munching on treats (it was a white elephant gift exchange and cookie bar). I also made bread bears for Paul’s home teaching families. It felt good to be able to continue on a tradition that Mom started many, many years ago.
What Joseph’s Been Up To: He had a Christmas party for his kindergarten class. I didn’t go (Abigail was fighting a tiny tummy bug and really needed her nap), but I know he had a good time. He came home with some fun treats and presents from his sweet teacher.
What Abigail’s Been Up To: She fought off what was luckily just a 24-hour bug just in time to enjoy her (insert drum roll here) first birthday! I am truly having a hard time believing that it’s been a year! We went out to eat (at IHOP so she could have one of her favorite foods: pancakes), went to the zoo to see the Christmas lights one last time, and then came home for presents and cake. It was a fun night. Her personality continues to develop. She has waving down (and will do it whenever she hears the words “hi” or “bye”), loves to dance (mainly bouncing) to music, and loves to scoot around to see what mischief she can get into. The other day, she caught sight of me as she came ’round the bookcase in our room (I was heading into our closet to hang some clothes up). I heard her shriek and turned around to see her peeking out from behind the bookcase. Every time I saw her face, I would say, “boo!” and she would laugh, pull her head out of sight and then put it back into sight. It was the funnest game of peek-a-boo, ever.