The two weeks prior to Christmas are always a little hectic. Throw in what I mentioned a couple of weeks ago, Christmas parties, and some family birthdays and you’ve got… well a slightly fazzled mommy and silent blogger.
We found a house! We love it and we’re really excited to move forward. It’s on a cul-de-sac in a quiet neighborhood, a couple of streets down from Little Man’s best friend and one of my best friends, and a much better commute to NYC for Hubby. The things I love most about the house are: the curb appeal, the sage-like color of the house, a nice size fenced in backyard that Little Man loved (and that also means I’ll finally be able to let the dog out without a leash!!), central air (uncommon in this area), and a built in cork board in the eat-in kitchen. We signed the contract this week and are technically under attorney review. The next steps are inspection and then hopefully closing around the 20th of January!
As for Santa? Little Man and I went to the mall the other day to do a little shopping and when we passed Santa’s little station, I noticed the line was short. It probably wasn’t the best timing for LM, as it was after his nap and he tends to be a little more sensitive in the afternoons, but we did get a picture. The thing is, I’m in it too because we couldn’t even get him to stand next to Santa. He gave him a high five and smiled at him and said hello, but he wouldn’t get closer than 2ft from the guy and he wouldn’t turn around to face the camera. So here’s what we came up with (thanks to Diana‘s idea):
These were pictures of pictures which I took with my iPhone, so not the best quality. I’m being lazy about taking the photo out of the frame to scan it… sorry!
So that’s about it. I have so much to talk about, but I need to organize my thoughts more. I’ll post this week about a cloth diaper issue and my feelings about how the company dealt with it as well as a DIY project that resulted. I also have a feeling I’ll be venting a little bit about my feelings on the upward battle I’m always fighting against people’s preconceived notions about home births (because I haven’t written enough of those already ;)), but we’ll see!
I hope you’re all having a wonderful Christmas and holiday season!