I hope everyone has had a wonderful couple weeks of holidays and has enjoyed some time to rest and relax with the family. I know it's been quite awhile since i let you know what we were up to, so i'll try to hit the high points...
We thoroughly enjoyed hosting both JT and I's families for Christmas. Both boys were thoroughly spoiled with loads of wonderful Christmas gifts and more importantly, time and attention. Henry was excited to leave cookies for Santa and got into opening Christmas gifts pretty quickly. We're still sorting out all the toys and trying to figure out where to put everything, but Henry was so excited to get back to his "Christmas toys" when we got home today.
After all of our guests left last Thursday, we headed out ourselves the next morning to Michigan for a New Year's getaway. Corey and Troy have organized a group of about 16 people for the last several years to spend New Year's at a little "beach" town near Michigan City Indiana (except it's in Michigan). Three of us had kids so we were in the "quiet" house. The house next door was the communal "loud house." During nap time, the "quiet" house was aptly named, but the 2- two year olds and three 9-month olds kept things lively at all other times. It was a great way to spend the last few days of 2007. JT had fun cooking with another guy that's serious about cooking and BBQ, we played numerous games of hearts, and i even relearned boggle after a shaky start.
Henry and Rollie were fast friends as long as Rollie's new train set didn't come out. There were group baths aplenty and three babies with very different ways of motoring around. Silas started army crawling right around Christmas. I think army crawling is the "technical" term, but in actuality he looks more like he's an inchworm. Over New Year's he focused on scooting around on his bottom which is hysterical to watch-- especially because he's getting quick and always has a huge smile on his face when he's closing in on his target.