|Thanksgiving: We had a lovely time at my parent's the week before, and then for Thanksgiving Andy's parents rented a cozy cottage on Lake Michigan for 2 days over Thanksgiving. Here is the gang!|
Babies Expanded Boundaries + One Nap Schedule:
Well, our 17 month old quaddlers have finally decided to go down to 1 nap. Well, the boys were ready for a while and while Lauren would still LOVE two naps, majority wins and when one morning they all suddenly weren't tired for that first nap, I knew we were at the changing point. It has been about 3 weeks and they are mostly adjusted to the 1-nap schedule, but mama certainly wishes they would still sleep a little longer. They were sleeping (2) 1.5 hour naps, and so I thought they might sleep one good 3 hour nap: uh, no. I am lucky if they all sleep 2 hours, on lucky days they sleep 2 1/2, but sometimes it's only 1.5 hours still. No worries because they go down like a charm at 7 PM and sleep a solid 12 hours, so I can live with that!
And the Expanded Boundaries? The animals have outgrown their cage (ha ha, joking... kinda). So I decided to give the babies basically half of our house. Since we have an open floor plan, I decided to re-arrange the furniture yet again and block off the kitchen, fireplace, computer and dining area for safety reasons. We put mesh backing behind our not-quite-standard-hallway-railings, close the bathroom & bedroom doors, gate off the stairs, and viola! New and Improved Baby Boundaries.
|The only problem is, there are FOUR very little and curious munchkins. And so every |
|Jenna's Christmas Party! She made this beautiful Snowman decoration for us and I loved being able to go to her Christmas Party at school. Jenna enjoys Kindergarten now and has become the most impressive little reader!!!|
Our amazing, wonderful neighbors have us over every single Sunday night for dinner. It started a few months ago and while we always enjoyed their company, we have grown even closer to this amazing family. It is really the only time the babies get out of the house and everyone loves everyone else's company! This past Sunday we celebrated Christmas with them and snapped some pics.
Let me say it again: we LOVE our neighbors!
|Mike & Diane with our kids and some of theirs (they have 8!)|
And that brings us up to the present!
Hope you have a Wonderful & Merry Christmas Eve & Christmas Day!