Lucas and Annabelle want to share that they have a baby brother or sister coming in August! Lucas is beyond excited for the baby and hopes it’s another baby sister. Annabelle doesn’t understand yet, but does love to kiss my belly. I’m only 13 weeks, but look at least 6 months pregnant. The nausea and fatigue have been horrible, but we are all getting through it. The basement is finally starting to look like it’s coming to an end! Just a few more things to do and we are all so ready for it to be done! Annabelle is doing great with potty training! She doesn’t wear a diaper unless we are out of the house or sleeping. I got her some undies, but she takes them right off because she prefers to be naked. Annabelle now has a big girl bed in Lucas’s room, but we gave up on it for a month or so after the first night was a disaster. We will try again soon. Annabelle had had first dentist appointment last week and did awesome!
This season has been a beyond busy one for our family with home renovations, Lucas’s surgery, fun, and sickness. Lucas’s surgery went great and he’s now 2 weeks out from it and his eyes are looking great! He doesn’t need his glasses now and he’s eyes are straight and don’t turn out at all! He did great with his surgery and recovery. He only complained the night of the surgery that his eyes hurt. The last couple weeks the basement renovations have picked up again and they should be done by the end of February. Right now Lucas, Annabelle, and I are recovering from what could be the flu and have been under the weather for almost a week now. Rob goes back to traveling tomorrow and we will miss him being home very much. The kids and I are going to hopefully get back to 100% this week. Annabelle Now needs to climb absolutely everything including on the table. Her favorite outfit is her Daniel tiger shirt and her boots with no pants or diaper. She is figuring out how to use the potty and doesn’t have many accidents, but does still wear a diaper for bed, naps, and away from the house. She is leading her potty training. Lucas is already ready for winter to be over because he really doesn’t like the cold and it’s been really cold lately.
It’s been a great slow Christmas morning here! Lucas got up at 6 and we watched Christmas shows in bed until Annabelle woke up. The kids loved all their presents from Santa and family! Annabelle’s favorite part was putting wrapping paper in the trash can. Lucas and I have been sick for a couple days so we are having a nice relaxing day.
Lucas got his first pair of snowshoes and he tried them out today and he loved them! He did great with them! Our busy week starts tomorrow with cookie decorating with friends, Monday is Christmas with my parents and one of my brothers, Tuesday is Christmas preparations, Wednesday is Christmas! And then Saturday is the wheeler family Christmas.
The last couple weeks lucas has been such a great big brother and he loves to help Annabelle with things like getting on her boots. They definitely still fight, but they also love to play together.
So much as been happing here! The house renovations have been going right along! We should be done by the end of January. We’ve been doing lots of Christmas activities like seeing Santa, going on polar express train ride, seeing reindeer, tractor parade, going to get nana and papas Christmas tree and lots of Christmas music!
Happy late thanksgiving! We had a very low key day and just did lots of decorating for Christmas! We now have 4 Christmas trees! Only 2 are up this year, but when the basement is done we will have them all up! Lucas and Annabelle loved helping decorate. In the last week there has been lots of play dates and fun! Today we went and did some shopping and now are going home for a nice weekend. Tomorrow we have Christmas pictures tomorrow and then thanksgiving at my parents Sunday. The work on the basement starts Monday!
Lots going on here, which is why it takes me so long to post now. The kids keep us very busy along with house projects starting and the holiday season coming. Everyone is doing great! Lucas loves school and is doing well in it! Annabelle is a happy little girl who loves to laugh, smile, cuddle, walk, and climb everything! The house projects are starting in the house. The kitchen was painted yesterday and it’s beautiful! The basement starts in a couple weeks. I am excited for Christmas decorating, but I’m told I can’t do it until after thanksgiving! I’ve added 7 new village pieces this week so I’m exited to put those up! It’s been very snowy and cold here and we’ve already had to test out the battery backup because of a day long power outage due to a wind storm. Here a lots of pictures of our last month! Snow, science museum with papa, tv time with boulder, birthday parties, and lots of playing!