-Two weeks ago Michele and I gave the talks in Sacrament Meeting with only a few days notice. In addition I also had to present the Elders Quroum lesson and Michele had to play the piano in primary so that was a busy day and several busy days trying to crank out our talks. Sunday morning was particularly busy as Michele and I were committed to ignoring the kids in order to finish our talks. The kids loved it.
- I have been wrapping up a show for the past few weeks which meant long hours, including working right up until about 5pm on Christmas eve. This meant that Michele really did all the Christmas shopping on her own.
-Speaking of Christmas eve, Elias started a new tradition this year. It's called throwing up all over yourself while sleeping. Michele went into the kids room noting that there was quite a pong. Naturally, she thought it was the baby, but no, his diaper was just fine, thank you. Going back into the kids room a second time, now with the advantage of light the real problem was clear. So we launched into a round of late night laundry while Elias slept on our bed. Talk about tempting fate!
- Christmas morning was pretty normal, kids thrilled by their gifts followed by fighting over who gets to play with what.
-The big deal this year was Addison got a special gift. A few days on her own with Grandma and Grandpa. So on Friday, she got to take her first solo air plane flight ever! Yes she was nervous, but she handled it well. What's more, is that on the return flight she traveled first class! Neither Michele or I have ever done that. Addison informs us that the seats are very large, they bring snacks around not once but twice, and that she met some very nice girls sitting behind her who also like webkins. And that they had made a play date. an online play date that is. That is something I had never heard of before, 8 & 9 years olds making virtual play dates. Who knew?
So, those are some highlights. here are some photos from our attempt at a Christmas card photo shoot (you'll notice I wrote attempt.):