Our month started dealing with a NASTY four letter word. It is my #2 worst fear. Our middle had lice. She brought those "friends" home from school and all I can say is UGH! I spent WAY too many hours to count checking, rechecking, treating, retreating, agonizing, coaching, teaching, probably preaching, stripping beds, boiling hairbrushes, drying on HIGH HEAT stuffed animals. It was a nightmare, but we made it. As a parent that is a teacher, I now understand why some of my kiddos are out for more than a week when they get those little boogers. You have to check, like EVERY.SINGLE.STRAND. of hair and even then.... they still pop up even after you think you've nabbed them all. Like I said, we survived and I am keeping on top of everyone.
So.. on to much better things. Here is how we spent our last month. :)
First we were joined by this guy... Louis Christmas.
Then, Louis came to visit after Louis broke his arm and headed to Elf North Hospital. After a week stay, he was back again and those two were causing mischief. (see below)
The start of swimming lessons for the youngest. (well all three, but it was her fist lesson and I DIDN'T HAVE TO GET IN THE WATER!!!!)
Stockings were hung......
Tree was decorated. :)
Celebrated 40 YEARS OF MARRIAGE!!! Rock on Mom and Dad!
We received letters, a picture, and reindeer food from the big man!
Opened presents from Grandma and Uncle Craig.
Many beautiful sunsets. (ps.. this photo was not taken by me. It was taken by my 5 year old. Does she have a future in photography?)
Left cookies for Santa and carrots for his reindeer. We also left bunny milk for him. He gave it two thumbs up!
We played LOTS of games. At least one every night. Daddy however, is the all time winner at Monopoloy. NO ONE could beat him. (He also knows how to put a trance on 7 year old girls who love money, even if it's fake.) :)
We drove home.
Thanks for sticking with me through this long... post!
From our BROWN eyes to yours.....