I told Sam's preschool teacher last week that we would be out of town for the Christmas program and that Sam would have to miss it. The look of disappointment that suddenly erupted on her face made me feel really guilty. She then looked at me and said, "then we will move the Christmas program to Monday instead of Wednesday. We don't have a program if Sam is not in it. She kind of carries the show." She is my daughter and us Kuhn girls (just ask my mom and sister!) really do know how to sing but what I witnessed today was AWESOME!
This isn't the whole program just my favorite video that I got.
My daughter gets it. I didn't think she would. I didn't think Santa would be a big deal this year but he is and she gets it. They made paper stockings at school and unprovoked my daughter covered her stocking in pictures of doll houses! NOT something that I had bought her for this year. Oh well, no big deal. She will love what I got her and won't remember about that stocking.
Then we went to see Santa today and when he asked her what she wanted for Christmas she said, "A big house for my dolls." Are you kidding me? I can't seriously not bring her what she asks Santa for the first year she gets it! I can't fail her on the first year that she gets it.
So Santa will be changing his plans. All the gifts that are bought and ALREADY WRAPPED will be unwrapped and stored away for her birthday (only one is actually returnable; downside to buying so much handmade items!). We have ordered her the dollhouse. Santa won't have coordinating paper because the doll house is being shipped directly to Grandma's house (where we will be to get Santa's gifts) and I am not re-wrapping all of Avery's gifts just so they match the dollhouse. Hopefully she doesn't "get it" that much that she questions Santa's wrapping paper!
Ok, so we haven't really gotten good video of it yet, but we thought we would post some of the attempted videos where she is taking some steps. These were taken yesterday, and we had to coax her to walk from one of us to the other. Already today she is attempting to walk away from something she is holding on to and just walking on her own. Enjoy the videos, and a word of warning...Avery has a pretty loud screech on the last one so watch your ears.
My children don't like their coats. It takes us almost a half hour to get out the door when it is in the teens outside. The shoes/boots, coats, hats, gloves and sometimes even snow pants! They are all too much. Neither kid really fits in their car seats comfortably, forget about the stroller or backpack and there is no way I can hold Avery with all that on and get anything else done. Just a dropped baby waiting to happen! So for the most part when it drops below 20 we stay home. Like today. Besides preschool drop off and pick up we are staying home! And I am okay with that. We have been busy crafting, learning, working on Christmas projects and baking cookies. Today we took a stab at homemade meatballs with no recipe! We will see what Chris and the girls think tonight. I figured since I don't eat them what do I care what is in them...little bit of this, little bit of that! HA! Chris might think differently. And just a few updates for all of you... Sam is finally getting the hang of preschool (I know its only been three months right!). She knows how/when to help clean up, knows to keep her mittens on when she is outside and knows where she can and cannot go (took her a bit to realize she can go to the potty when she needs to!). She is enjoying herself and starting to really learn some things. Avery is still my little sneaky baby. She let's me know whenever I have forgotten to put up the gate by getting up the stairs as fast as she can! She is walking behind toys now very smoothly and can crawl almost as fast as Sam can walk. She is waving, high fiving and clapping. Both girls are enjoying the Christmas tree and the Christmas cookies! Chris and I are trying to be good and not pack on too many pounds, but its the Holiday season and I think it is an unwritten rule that you must gain weight!
The girls watching the birds (or lack thereof right now! but they will find the feeders soon I am sure!)
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The snow has come and Sam got to be the lucky one to head out and help with the shoveling. Not Avery. She sat inside with me. But she did find a spot where she could watch them working on the deck. It was adorable how long she sat there captivated by what they were doing and then by the snow that continued to fall. Happy Sunday.
In an effort to take the stress off I have decided to let this blog be more about just celebrating the simple moments of this Holiday season and not stress about posting long in-depth writing. So I hope you will stick with me and share in our moments of December, but if not I hope you will come back in January when I hope to be back here more consistently!
Our moments from today! Happy December 1st. The Christmas music is playing constantly in our house and if you follow me on Twitter (or are friends with my mom, because I am asking her a specific one each day too!) you can try your best to answer my Christmas music trivia question!