Well the holidays are officially over and we are trying to get back in the swing of things around here. That means bedtimes between 7-8 PM (not 9-11), eating real food (not just appetizers), and just the everyday mundane tasks that make life special. As much as I love Christmas and all the decorating, excitement building up to it, cookies, and visiting with friends/family. I was certainly not sad to see it go either. We entertained nearly 80 people at our house over the holidays and believe me the “Closed for Business” sign was almost coming out!

The girls both did surprisingly well with all of the guests, gifts, and change in their routines. Both girls got a lot of new fun toys to play with this Christmas some educational and some just plain fun. A especially liked it this year because she gets to play with K. Bears toys too! Some of our favorites over here this year are Hullabaloo, Melissa and Doug Bead maze, Barbi (of coarse), Calico Critters, and our new Dora the Explorer game for our ClickStart Computer.

Prep Time!

Baking “Aunt Jean Cookies” Thanks Aunt Jean for coming over and baking with us…thanks for the pretty hair cuts too!

Not much in the way of “school” lately we have been sort of taking a break for the holidays. We have been keeping busy decorating ginger bread houses, learning about baby Jesus’ birthday (as well as other family members birthdays, decorating the house, baking, and Abby’s favorite so far shopping for friends using real money.

Abby hanging all her little ornaments on the bottom. She did a really nice job!