in which i skip the month of november and go right to december.
I skipped the entire month of November, according to my blog. Not on purpose, it's just how things happened. I certainly didn't skip it in real life. November was full of busy days, lots of babies, lots of sicknesses, lots of doctor visits, lots of sleepless nights. I rounded out the last week or so with a bout of pneumonia, just in time for our 3rd anniversary and Thanksgiving. Any sort of blog post I tried to write was boring and sleepy and depressing, and full of fun facts about pneumonia symptoms, like coughing up entire chunks of my lungs. At least that's what it felt like.
I also skipped Halloween, so if you're curious, we dressed Ralph up as a lumberjack/hobo.
We also welcomed a new niece (baby Livia Eveline, the most delicate girl and the spitting image of her mother ((I love her so much)) ) and have already sampled (devoured. inhaled!) all of Trader Joes' chocolate-peppermint flavored products.
Which brings us to December.
We've got the tree up and the garlands hung and the cinnamon candles burning every night. We've watched Christmas Vacation twice. We are ready for any and all festivities that Christmas may bring. This Christmas is already feeling so much more magical than any other year since I've been a grown up, and I am positive it is because of our dear old Ralphie. He's taking it all in with such wonder. The tree is enough to send him into a frenzy. Those lights are just so shiny and bright and tasty looking! We put the tree up one night while he was in bed-- she was a beaut for 8 straight hours-- and then realized we had to move everything up about 3 feet if we wanted it to survive Ralph's grabby hands till the 25th. Every now and then I'll put a few ornaments where he can reach them. He'll pluck them off, one by one, taste each for good measure, and then carefully (crookedly) stuff them back on a branch with a look of pride on his face. He's such a sweet little joy these days. And a stinker too, which is why I like him.
So anyway, all this to say, I'm back in the blogging mood. And you're about to get hit with some major Christmas cheer from Milwaukee.
at 8:12 PM