And because I always love looking back, here are the Christmas Eve pictures form 2013, 2014 and this years.
We toured Prestonwood Forest Christmas lights tonight with the girls. Despite the summer weather, it felt like Christmas. All was good and wonderful until I accidentally shut Charlotte’s hand in the door. Oh it was bad- the door was completely closed. I really thought I broke her hand and it made me want to vomit. But she’s our tough and incredibly resilient little girl. There was a lot of tears and panic but she eventually calmed and seems to be fine now. I don’t know how or why but she’s always the one that gets hurt. This is her third injury since Sunday that could have almost landed us in urgent care. We’re thankful she’s fine and we may try to go again before the end of the year since tonight’s trip was cut short. We were able to get a few pics, however, and they’re clearly “before” pictures. Aren’t these 3 precious?
She’s six if you can believe it. SIX! Our sweet girl is such a neat kid. She’s so grateful and understanding. As I mentioned in a previous post, we’ve been slammed with seasonal illnesses but were finally well enough to have her party this weekend. Her wish? A Tron party. Yes, Tron. She’s obsessed. She’s seen both the old and the new movie and is completely fixated on it. Not an easy theme to plan for but we managed and she was so thrilled. She’s been asking for a party at our house for years with all of her friends and she got exactly what she wanted. We rented a bouncy house thing for entertainment and it was a huge hit. Her very best friend in the world, Jesse, came with his family and they played for hours. She’s been really missing Jesse since he moved to the other side of Houston in July and then they both started school. They picked up right where the left off and didn’t miss a beat. Her friend Bella and her brothers and sister came too which made for even more fun. Only one injury for the day and that was our Charlotte. The kids were dragon racing and Charlotte missed a turn, fell and slid into the baseboards with her face. But she perked right up when cake was mentioned and was doing just fine a few minutes after the initial hurt was over. Poor kiddo- she’s always the one that gets hurt. Here are a few pictures from the day. I was so busy that I didn’t get too many pictures but at least we got some.
Little one is doing a lot more standing now and discovered today that she can open shutters and look out. It was around the time Brian was due to be home so we were watching and waiting for him. She knew exactly what I was talking about and was doing her best to spot him.
What we thought was a rough November for our family is turning out to be a rough December too.
The month started with the unexpected loss of Brian’s father. And all of the issues that go with that. And then a week later Cameron got flu type A. We missed Thanksgiving with family. Molly’s 1st birthday party was cancelled (well.. postponed). That same week Brian got a cold which nearly two weeks later was still not gone and required 2 different antibiotics to get rid of. A week later, I came down with a gross stomach bug which flat knocked me off my feet for 2 days. A day after I felt better from that, I got a disgusting throat infection which also required antibiotics to get rid of. During all of this time, Cameron & Charlotte have had a few small colds and Molly had roseola. She had 102+ fever for 2-3 days and then a rash all over her body. And then, after a week in quarantine, just when we though we were HEALED…Cameron started vomiting last night on the way to a birthday party. She. Was. Devastated. Four hours of vomiting and she was able to go to bed and at 4:30 a.m. Brian woke me up saying he was getting sick. Are you kidding me? And he’s worse than all of us. Horrible horrible horrible stomach bug. Missed work for the both of us. And yet another cancelled birthday party. Cameron woke up in tears this morning when I told her we had to postpone her party. We just want to be well. We’re thankful these are only minor issues and we’re all in great health overall but it’s just getting old. We hope more than anything we can actually see our family on Christmas and maybe celebrate a certain 1 year old and 6 year old that we love so dearly. Here’s hoping this is the end of it. I might just cry if tomorrow Charlotte and Molly come down with it.