Monday, December 27, 2010

Happy Holidays!!!

I'm hoping that you all had a wonderful weekend and hopefully with the snow that's falling outside, some of you are able to extend your holidays a bit longer.  We here at Camp Hartshorne are very excited about another day of nothingness.  The holiday itself was wonderful, and continuing on.  So far Mr. S's Christmas has lasted three whole days.  We are on day three of gift opening and there are still three more presents to go.  He has bursts of present opening where one or two are broken into, he'll discover the toy inside and play for the majority of the day with that item.  It's been the most perfect Christmas.  I'm not assuming others will be like this,  once he understands that each package could potentially hold the "hit of the day"  but we're enjoying it while we can.  If it takes all week to get through the last three I'll be perfectly content.  It's very fun to listen to a 17 month old say "oh, wow" as he rips small bits of paper ever so slowly away from the box.  Even when he can't see the contents  "oh wow" is repeated three or four times over.

Saturday, December 11, 2010

Sometimes things just happen because.....

So today was jamned packed full off activities before it even started, but we forgot to tell Mr. S. and he had his own schedule.
It's been a learning curve, this motherhood stint.  Unfortunately, the curve affects two other individuals in this household,  not just the mother-in-training.  This weeks learning curve - drum roll please- ear infections.  Its a long, not overly interesting story, but after a week of fluctuating behavior, he was taken to the doctor and well, now we know why we haven't been sleeping for the last three nights.
So needless to say,  his schedule out weighed all others today.  The dinner with great friends we haven't seen in a year was cancelled, the trip to run extra errands is on hold, the house is a shambles, and the second Christmas tree of the day is in the living room, a quarter of the way decorated.  It's turning into one of those holiday stories for the books, long story short, lack of sleep leads to difficult days.  I've just finished letting the movie Motherhood play through while I tried to accomplish something on the list from today.  There is a long story with this movie around cost and profits, not to be gotten into here.  I really liked it, as a new mom.  I wouldn't have otherwise.  The point of referencing this movie is truly just to point out that even though the weekend might end up less then anticipated, I'm decorating the Christmas tree by myself again, and I'm so tired that typing real words is taking every bit of my being, it's all fine in truth.  There will be more moments like this as the years go by, but they will be outweighed by other, seemingly insignificant at that time, but filled with so much excitement and happiness we'll all just burst.  Like Mr. S does every time that vacuum cleaner starts up!

Thursday, December 9, 2010

Completed gift!!!

Here they are,  my first pair of men's socks.  They are completed in time for Christmas, or rather before Christmas, which is a minor miracle in this house lately.  It takes a long time to knit man socks,  I think I'm going back to baby socks after this.  Mr. Romance did the modeling,  nice legs huh?