Or maybe it's because of the lack of sleep I'm getting that every day seems like one big long day to me??? :)
There were a lot of fun and interesting things that happened in December, hence why the lack of posts.
First, our wonderful friends Pat and Jim Crichton were married at the end of November. Norm and I travelled to Windsor to celebrate the day with the lovely couple. It was the first time we left Evan overnight (at my sister's) and the first time Norm and I would have a 'night' together in a long time.
My dear sister was gracious enough to watch the kids from Thursday evening into Saturday afternoon. Evan still hasn't mastered the "sleeping through the night" thing so that's two nights of broken sleep for her and my BIL Terry. Haha Poor Karen and Terry... but they were such troopers. We truly appreciated their kindness in watching our kids for us.
|My wedding date. Classic bathroom pic!|
|Jim & Patricia Crichton!!!!|
|A somewhat happy Ericka around Santa this year!|
|whipped shortbread cookie|
|work Christmas party|
Speaking of eating.. I tried a new sushi place with my friend Jennifer (@labtech67) called Conception Sushi on Wellington Rd in London. FANTASTIC sushi!!
My mouth is drooling looking at this picture! Yum!
|I can't get enough of sushi. More sushi please!!!!!|
|Pretzels + chocolate=heaven in my mouth|
In the afternoon, we went over to my sister's place to hang out and of course, the kids got into "Gangnam Style". These 3 cousins love dancing to the music video. It's always a good time watching Alexis and Emi dance with the video while Ericka jumps around pretending to do the moves.
|Oppa Gangnam Style!!|
I start back at work later this week so I have mixed emotions about it. It was my choice to go back early but I think in the end, it will help me be a better mom to Ericka and Evan. Daycare has been a blessing for the kids and I can't wait to see them thrive more as they attend more through out the year. We started daycare at the beginning of December for Evan so he could get use to it while mommy was still home and he just loved it. So happy to find an awesome daycare centre with such wonderful teachers in each class.
As 2013 arrives, we'll be busy planning Ericka's 3rd birthday and Evan's 1st. I don't think we're going to go all out on birthdays. They're still very young to understand. Norm and I have discussed the idea of going to Niagara Falls again and checking out another water park for Ericka's birthday.. and for Evan, just a low key family get together... if that. I know it's important to celebrate a child's first, but it can get overwhelming. Not for the parents, but for the child. After experiencing Ericka's 1st birthday party, clearly parents are just doing these parties for themselves. We still have a few months to decide how to go about Evan's birthday... so we'll see what we come up with.
Until the next time... Happy New Year's and wishing YOU a wonderful 2013!!
|The kids playing with one of their gifts from Santa.|