Yes, we are still alive. We're just all a little under the weather. Not sure why, but we seem to be continuing to pass a cold around. It started just after Thanksgiving with Natalie, then she seemed better, but I got it, now she seems a little sick again and Tim is starting to get it and Megan is congested at night. Fun fun!
No new pictures, but I am sure many will come as we enter our Christmas festivities. I am dreading Christmas week slightly - it's going to be so busy! On Tuesday we are getting together with Tim's extended family to celebrate his grandma's birthday (90th). That is occurring during nap time - yikes. Then Christmas day we do presents and food and such with Tim's sisters and parents. Then Friday we are doing a family picture with everyone (Tim's sisters and parents). Saturday we are leaving for Kansas City so we can see Joey before he leaves on Monday. I am praying we are healthy by then because if we aren't that is going to wipe out my kiddos (not to mention mommy and daddy).
We've made an executive decision to have our family Christmas when we return from KC. There just isn't time to do it before, unless we do it way before, and I would rather wait.
Natalie's had two birthday parties this month to attend and one more coming. She's really enjoying them, and I am proud of her for learning about giving presents. It's hard for little ones to see a toy and realize it is not for them, but she's helped me wrap the presents this year and seems to understand that they are for someone else. It helps, I think, that her birthday is still coming up, because I keep saying "You'll get presents on your birthday and on Christmas." Still, it's a start towards learning about giving.
I asked her what we should get daddy for Christmas and she said "I baby (doll)." I asked her what he would do with a baby and she said, "Hug it, feed it, rock it." Pretty funny.
Megan had her 4 month appointment. She is now 20lbs 14oz, and is 27 3/4 inches long. Everything is above the chart but she seems to be following her growth curve and is a healthy girl. She's also slowing down on her growth a bit, which I am thankful for. She is getting more and more active (rolling over and all), so that has probably slowed her growth down some.
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