Thanksgiving- We drove 7.5 hours to visit my mom and family (FYI: they only live 4.5 hours away-I suppose I don't have to tell you that driving with two little men is no fun at all). Then we went to see Pongo's parents. Thankfully they live sort-of on the way back home, which helped break up the trip some....still driving=no fun!
When we finally got home I had to marathon clean my house. Packing=disaster area. Unpacking=Even BIGGER disaster area.
The following weekend Pongo's parents visited. They helped fix problems with both our washer and dryer that we totally wouldn't have known how to fix otherwise. Poppy (Pongo's dad) helped put up the Christmas lights on the house too. Mimi (Pongo's mom) went to a Christmas Brunch with Rolly and me at the area country club. It was nice.
In our "spare" time Pongo and I have been members of a YFL team at the YMCA (get the "Y" part now? It's set up like football with professional football team names, playoffs, and super bowl). Anyway we competed and when I say competed I mean, we tried to completely obliterate the other teams. In fact, there was one team that was so completely die-hard that we had to stay at the gym until it closed on the last day to ensure victory during the playoffs. Come to find out, one of that team's members is actually handicapped. I felt bad about trying to annihilate them, but that didn't stop us. We made it to the super bowl, and WON! Not that I'm at all competitive. :)
We had to crazy rush around on Monday-driving at ridiculously high speeds (literally and figuratively) to make it to our Christmas Pictures appointment. We made it and successfully mailed cards out on Tuesday. Most of you should have received them by now.
Every weekend in December we've had a Christmas party/event to attend. So yes...we are busy.
The boys are doing well. Rolly is rolling all around, talking up a storm. At Rolly's 6 month check up on Tuesday we discovered that he is still in the 90th percentile for weight and 75%ile for height. So he's still a bit chunky for his height but not too disporportionately so. He says the following letter sounds: l, g, m, b and just today started with d. He also does this really funny thing when you ask him questions....he says "oh" real loud. It's pretty funny. Of course he's still teething. And since he's teething has a cold. His 3rd tooth is nearly, officially in. I'll keep you posted. (I know you'll be on the edge of your seat until that announcement!) He's sitting pretty well, but gets a little over excited still. He stands constantly holding on to my hands. Overall he's doing well.
Lucky is a ham-plain and simple. His vocabulary is off the charts. This week he used the following words correctly in sentences: underneath, backwards, upside down. Impressed? Me too! As far as Santa goes he has no idea what's up with the guy in red suit, he just says, "Mommy, Look at that man with the long hairs!" when we see him.
So this is Christmas-or rather this is the lead in to Christmas.
Here's a few pictures from lunch with Santa yesterday. It was fun, even though we don't know who Santa is.
This is the only shot that I got. Lucky very quickly decided holding his brother's hand was not worth being so close to the man with lots of hairs.
This is Lucky's first attempt to talk to Santa. He came up to Santa's leg then walked about 5 feet away from him and shouted. "I like toys, Santa!"
So Lucky decorated his cookie like he was supposed to, then proceeded to eat a spoonful of icing before I could snatch it away. He now thinks that all parties are excuses to eat cookies. He said tonight when we told him we were going to church for a Christmas party, "We go to church and eat cookies, Mommy?"