So I already posted about the Anniversary part of our "Birthiversamas," now on to the Birthday/Christmas part. We had a lovely "White Christmas" with about four inches of snow (Not that we ever played in it. The kids didn't ask, and I am a wimp when it comes to cold. But it was pretty to look at!).
Peter loved his new train and this T-ball set.
Benjamin's Christmas had a strong Star Wars theme, which he loved.
This new 500 piece puzzle of Jerusalem was a hit. Paul and Benjamin worked on this together for days.
Nora loved her new stuffed bunny as much as a 5 month old can. I loved the new copy of the book I received, "Healthy Sleep Habits, Happy Child." Our old copy has been missing for a while now, and I was surprised how much of it I had forgotten. Like the part where it says that naps outside of the crib after four months are essentially worthless. She has always been a car seat/swing napper, but lately, that hasn't been working, as her naps were only about 30 minutes, and we were all walking on eggshells just to keep her asleep. I started putting her in her crib for naps this week, and it's been amazing the difference it's made!
Paul's had work off this week, which has been really nice. We all get cabin fever now and then, but it's been so relaxing to just be together with nowhere to go. Paul also turned 30 this week! We had a small birthday celebration with Abby, Patrick, and his mom, Susan who is in town.on the cake. :)