Monday, January 4, 2010

Holiday Recap

My, oh my, we have been busy. And, busy in such a good way. I hardly know how to feel about today. Elated to be back to routine? Frustrated that I was 20 minutes late to preschool? Lonely for adult company? Thrilled for a little quiet while the boys are at school? Tired? COLD? Raring to tackle new things and projects in this new year?

Probably all of it. I'm a complex gal.

And, did I mention cold? BITTER COLD.

So before I get started on the NEW things, here's what we've been up to.
A photo session (I love the out-takes!):

Baking cookies with Daddy:

A lovely Christmas morning:


Playing in the snow:

Making new friends:

Hanging out with the visitors:

More Legos:

New Years' Eve engineering in the dark (the power went out at Nana and Papa's):

Hanging out with Santa Claus (Cal is getting suspicious, Papa!):

Oh, it was a good time for sure. I feel like each Christmas with the kids brings a little more balance and perspective and a little less crying and stress. And, while I loved it all, now we have packed away the decorations and are ready to clean house. Literally. We've got plans up our sleeves around here, oh yes we do.

The trick is to get them out of our sleeves and into our lives. But if there is a time to do that, the new year is it, so bring it on!


nicola@which name? said...

ditto on all those complex emotions. except bitter cold. :)
i love your series of photos. your kids are so cute!

Melissa Crowe said...

Sounds/looks like a lovely holiday! Good job, mom!

Question: we're doing some sorting in my newly-big girl's room. If we were to have need of a new home for some American Girl gear, would you (and Miss E.) be interested? (There's no telling what she will agree to actually jettison, but...)

Dana said...

Looks like a lovely holiday. A lovely holiday indeed.

And, I'm glad to hear I'm not the only one with the holy mother load of mixed emotions. :)

Feather said...

on being late to preschool;
why is it that i have been waiting to send the kids back to school (like, practically waiting on the curb for the bus), and now that monday arrived, i'm stressing because it's back to the grind!?

Kesenya said...

Oh my goodness - I have 2 boys and a girl too - they look to be similar ages to yours !! It makes for a busy but fun household huh? !