Monday, January 7, 2008

Long Overdue

Things have been super crazy around here the last few weeks but I am trying to catch up here. Christmas was awesome. As seems to be the usual for our kids now they get to have 3 Christmas celebrations (soooo spoiled). We started with Kevin's family at Useppa. Nothing like getting on the boat to go to an island to celebrate. It was nasty cold on the way out there but the weather was just great the rest of the time. Sunny, warm...very nice. Kids got to see Santa. Todd of course was terrified of Santa. Would not get near him. Even with me (and Kevin) holding him. Kyle on the other hand loved Santa. So much so he followed him out of the house and the people walking around with Santa had to tell us to come get him (he wanted to see the reindeer). We were at our house for Christmas eve and the Christmas day. The boys got lots of cool stuff... the best being their power wheel nascar cars. The LOVE them! And yes, we are somewhat ashamed of the whole redneck thing...sigh...oh well! After our family celebration, Mama, Paige, PG and Zane came over for more gifts and dinner. We had a fabulous time. New Year's Eve was much the same. Had Mama, Paige, PG and Zane here for dinner (Stone Crab, Filet...yum yum)then Mama watched the boys while Kevin and I went to his brother's house for their party. Again by boat. We have had the most wonderful weather (I was actually sitting out in the sun last week). The boys are growing way too fast. Kyle is already to my waist now and Todd is only 4 pounds lighter than Kyle (Kyle is still a bean pole). Toddles is finally showing the effects of the double ear infection he has had now for awhile which I had no clue he had. He has been coughing and stuffy the last 2 weeks but with colds and croup I did not even thing about his ears. Took him to the doctor today and she was like...ummmm...he has a really bad infection...I was totally like...oh...okay...he never complains or cries...I think he will be back to his old self now that he has medicine. Both kids are still singing Christmas carols. Favorites are Jingle Bells and Santa Baby. Who knew? Todd is also talking so much. It is incredible. He has not quite mastered the "C" sound yet and Kyle comes out "Tyle"...same for all c and k sounds. Kinda funny actually cause I start calling Kyle Tyle. Kyle is all about learning still. We make a counting and subtraction game out of his eating. Two positives...he is learing basic math and he eats. I am telling you...the child would not eat if left to his own devices. Okay...I am stopping now and will get some photos up here....Happy New Year to all!










3 comments:

karen said...

The Home Depot car! Lars will be SO jealous! That's his all-time FAVORITE Hot Wheels car. Watching it drive around on a real racetrack once tore him away from watching hockey, and that is no small feat. Looks like you guys had a great holiday!

Ashley Long said...

Kyle's very favorite is the Home Depot car too...has no clue who Tony Stewart is but the car...ah the car...he loves. Kyle also has the hot wheels car...we are forever in danger of losing it. I would have to call up Home Depot and beg for another.

Kristi said...

In the now infamous words from Thanksgiving at Aunt JJ's...

"It's about time!"

:)