Thursday, January 22, 2015

01-22-15 Tradition

We have one annual holiday tradition in our family. Each year we get together with a family we met and grew close to back during the years that we homeschooled. We've been doing this every year for at least the last fifteen years, if not more, and it is always an occasion that I look forward to. This year was no exception. It was nice to take a break from the craziness of packing and moving to spend a few quiet hours with good friends and good food! 

We always enjoy dinner and then exchange presents afterwards. The kids had a hard time getting through dinner knowing there were presents sitting in the next room! The torture! E learned he liked cranberry sauce, mushrooms and broccolli; three things he won't even try at our house. 

It was our last little taste of the holiday season.

Today Baby E turned eleven weeks old. 

You know what that means? One more week until I go back to work. Wow, that time has just flown by. I'm going to miss spending my days with the kids, but I am looking forward to a little more structure and routine making its way back into out lives! 

Naptime at the farmhouse while we packed. I'm impressed how well my kids have handled naptime in strange locations lately. I know I can count myself lucky that C still takes naps, and I know by summer we will need to start weaning her of them, cause, you know, she starts kindergarten in the fall. Time flies!