Friday, December 30, 2011
Wednesday, December 28, 2011
|All the girl cousins|
|All 6 cousins. Jackson was MISERABLE because we made him come upstairs from playing xbox to take a picture. I think Madison was trying to get him to smile. Madison's dress was a hand me down from our friend Olivia and Jackson was dressed like daddy.|
|I believe some sort of bribe was offered for this smile on Jackson|
|They spent a lot of time running around the house. It was so warm that day!|
|Nana Fitzy reading to 6 month old Nick|
|Raphael at 12 years old|
|He thought he died and went to heaven. This trifle was massive!|
|After eating a yummy dinner I took the kids to my Aunt's in Salem. My parents were there and my cousin's kids Ben and Jack. It was so warm out that the kids actually played outside in the yard in the dark! They all play really well together and have a lot of fun. They eventually came in for a drink.|
I was just recalling thanksgiving at my Aunt's house two years ago so I decided to pull up the post. It's amazing how much easier they are now and I forgot how emotional that day was.
Saturday, December 17, 2011
Friday, December 16, 2011
I think what I was most excited about was to meet Dr. Meg Meeker (linking to her spot on the Today show) and hear her speak to us about some steps we can take to avoid getting sick and also about how to be a more relaxed mother. I think I nodded my head in agreement through her entire speech.
She is also an author. One of her books The 10 habits of Happy Mothers was in our amazing goodie bag (along with lots of Vicks products including the behind the ear thermometer and our choice of humidifier! I picked the one that projects stars on the ceiling!! I can't wait to get it in the mail!) I can't wait to read it. Her other books sound fantastic as well and I will most likely be picking them up. She and I are definitely on the same page in our approach to parenting. I got to speak to her directly for a while too and she is SOOOOO nice. She even offered her email in case I ever had any questions for her. So generous.
As Dr. Meg was speaking you could look around the room and absolutely everyone was on their phone tweeting everything she was saying. I got a chuckle out of that. At first I worried that she would think they were being rude but after reading everyone else's in depth blog posts about what she said I realize they were actually being very attentive. They were able to recall 90% more than I did.
I think one of the most interesting things she had to say was the importance of the humidity level in your home. I really never gave it much thought beyond having dry skin. Apparently viruses have a harder time living when the humidity is between 40 and 60%. We also got a humidity monitor and I can't wait to see what it has to say.
On top of this I got to mingle with my fellow bloggers. People who know me never believe this but I am VERY shy when it comes to groups of people so in the end I never end up talking to or meeting as many people as I would like. I'm one of those that needs people to approach me. At 38 you'd think I'd get over it but it hasn't happened yet. So I'm thankful for those who do go out of their way to talk to me!
I have the rest of the photos I took that day in a flickr album in case anyone is interested in seeing them. If you're interested in seeing specifically what Dr. Meg had to say you may want to read someone else's blog. HAHA. At the bottom of this post (which features my pictures) is a link to a bunch of different "reviews" of the event.
Wednesday, December 14, 2011
Tuesday, December 13, 2011
We were so grateful for such a fabulous event.
Sophia (Chris's sister's daughter), Alyssa (Chris's brother's daughter), Madison, and Jackson. Nickolas (Sophie's brother) slept in the stroller most of the night and Raffe (Alyssa's older brother) stayed at home in his own neighborhood with friends.