Happy New Year! It is crazy that Christmas has came and went. All of the twinkling lights are put away except for the ones outside. I will get to them later. We all had a wonderful holiday season. This was the year of Nerf guns, Playmobile, and Legos for Weston. I am finding ammo left and right around the house and Johanna is finding all the itty bitty pieces to sets. For instance, I had to scoop a Hungry Hippos marble out of her mouth a couple weeks ago. I may have had a small heart attack that day. Weston's uncle bought him a BB Gun. Oh my. Hopefully he doesn't shoot his eye out. Funny thing is that I am having so much fun with it too! Once I get the kiddos down for a nap, I sit outside on the porch and shoot cans and bottles. What a great stress reliever!
New Years Eve we celebrated with the kids at home. We counted down to the New Year at 7:00 pm. Netflix has a really fun kid friendly countdown. By 8:00 they were in bed and by 9:00 I was out like a light. I cannot hang these days. Johanna is not sleeping through the night ever since she cut her first tooth and the other two will wake here and there throughout the night as well. Sleeping is overrated, right?! One day I will sleep again.
On New Years Day, I bribed the kiddos to sit and smile for me for their annual New Year Resolution photos! When it comes to taking posed photos of my own children, the session usually lasts about five seconds. They make it miserable for me to tell you the truth! They complain, cry, yell... candid photos are a lot easier with them! Anyway I snapped a few keepers and they got a pack of Smarties or "Farties" as Helen calls them.
I love how the kids brainstormed with me to come up with their own resolutions. I am a little nervous about the "sharing" resolution we have set for Helen. We have to work very, VERY hard on that one. Weston has been asking to raise chickens for a while now so we are going to give it a try this Spring! I am crazy excited about this and have been researching each night. Did you know that the color of chickens' ears tell you if it's egg shell will be white or brown?! Over the winter we will be preparing for our hens and by March we will need to paint the duck house which will become the chicken coop. Cannot wait!
And a look back at the years in the past. My babies.
Happy New Year! 2016 is going to be awesome!!