the holidays

i think it’ll be at the top of my new year resolutions list to be better about blogging. not for my two remaining readers, but for ME. and for my daughters. we have such fun going back as a family and reading posts about josephine from when she was tilly’s age. and it’s a really good thing we’re not having a third child because it would just point out all the more blatantly to tilly that her mom became a slacking blogger right about when she was born. i want to do better.

onward. christmas. i feel like i’m still recovering from the shopping and planning blitz that happened pre-christmas and the bug that i caught a few days before christmas and from the ongoing sleep deprivation that comes with a teething toddler, but, on balance, i think it was all worth it. it was a lovely holiday. quiet(ish), love-filled, and featuring grandparents and several fires in the fireplace. to be honest, it could have used more cookies, but that can be remedied retroactively. i mean, now. by making cookies now.

josephine asked for “sets… things that go with things.” but then she modified a couple requests and ended up with a stuffed leopard (not the stuffed cheetah with a “cheetah care kit” that she had originally asked for), a cat mask, some little stuffies, a playmobil animal care clinic (all the animals have casts! and bandages!), and a myriad of other fun gifts. tilly didn’t ask for anything specifically, bless her heart, and she got a play toaster (the kid loves toast), a lot of things with wheels, a water table that will be fantastic once it’s a touch warmer. despite her new riches, she still loves pulling the kitchen towel off the fridge door and finding bits of fuzz on the floor to nibble. toddlers.

ned’s parents were in town and were a huge help, especially when i was sick in bed for the first two days of their visit. we didn’t do much of anything other than sit around, play with the girls, cook food, and then eat it. but really? what more do you need?

my main regret is that i didn’t take a picture of the grandparents with their grandchildren. i’ll blame it on my weakened state, but really there’s no excuse.

i hope your days were merry and bright and that the year closes out on a very excellent note for you.

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