Christmas was nice and relaxing this year, we spent it here at home all by ourselves. Since last year was crazy, I wanted it to be as low key as possible, and just enjoy the time with my children and husband. Jaden and Ty each got their dual action light sabers and a couple of video games. Cole got a tricycle that has a handle on the back so we can push him around the neighborhood while the older boys are out riding their bikes. I loved watching the reaction on my kids faces as they realize what Santa has brought them. I was so disappointed with myself though, I got the video camera out so that I could record the kids as they were discovering what they had received from Santa. I turned it on and got in place, then they come down and were so excited. I realized about five minutes later that I had forgotten to press the record button. I so wanted to make them reenact it, but Dave wouldn't let me. At least I got a few still pics. All in all we had a wonderful day.
I am now one year older, that's right, I am now 32. Sometimes it is hard for me to believe that I am getting older. When I look in the mirror I don't see a 32 year old ,and I try to convince myself that I don't look any older than 27. So for my B-day we took the kids on the light rail to down town Phoenix, and had lunch at the Hardrock Cafe. The kids had a blast riding the light rail and it was fun seeing their excitement. I had a wonderful day enjoying the company of my wonderful husband and beautiful children. Then I got to enjoy a yummy dinner from PF Changs. I guess it's not so bad getting older as long as you are surrounded by the people you love.
Lets see, the kids are keeping me busy. Cole is into everything. I can't leave him alone for a minute. Unless of course I want to find him on top of the kitchen table, or climbing onto the stove, or emptying my cupboard or drawers or pulling out all of the games and toys. You get the picture, he is a very active little boy. He is starting to say more and more words , or he has certain sounds for certain things. So he is able to at least communicate some what. He is a very serious little boy when he is around strangers, but when he's comfortable around you, his little personality comes out. And you can't help but smile.
Ty just lost his first tooth last month, it was barely hanging on, and then he and Jaden were having a pillow fight. Of course it got knocked out, and of course it had to land in the carpet, the very plush carpet. So finding it was quite the chore, Dave ended up being the hero who found it. Ty was So excited to finally get to put a tooth under his pillow for the Tooth Fairy. Ty has also started soccer and wrestling, he was way more excited about soccer since this is his first year doing it. His first game is this Saturday he can't wait to wear his uniform.
Jaden is growing up so fast, I remember him being so small and thinking I can't wait to see what he grows up to be like. And now as I'm watching him I'm so proud of him. He is such a sweet, helpful kid, he loves to make people laugh and he has this sparkle in his eye whenever you look at him. This year he's doing wrestling again, and seems to be really catching on this year. He also wants to try out hockey, we'll see if we can make that happen. He is now a Cub Scout and is loving it, his first pine wood derby is coming up next week. He and Dave have been working so hard and the car and I must say that is looking pretty good!
So in a nutshell, that has been our life latey.