It's been over a week since I've updated and I guess I've just been busy, or am claiming that I am, lol. We put our tree up before Thanksgiving and gladly Chandler has only knocked it down a couple times. We learned very quickly after he broke a few of our bulbs that we can only have the top half decorated. I also have a lot of glass ornaments, horses & reindeer that I've gotten from my parents every year for the past 15 + years. I've opted not to put them on the tree this year as I don't want them to get broken. I also have an absolutely beautiful Hallmark nativity set I got from my in-laws that I'm not putting up this year. Too expensive and nice, I don't want to risk it getting broken. I'll cross my fingers that by this time next year we will be in a house and I will have a safe place to set it up.
Chandler was enthralled at the fact that he got to help decorate the tree and he continues to do so with his plastic animals, sippy cups, or anything else he feels so entitled to throw in the tree.
My brother Geoff came home from his mission this last Wednesday. I was hoping to post pictures from the airport but I forgot my camera so I'm going to have to get some from my parents to post. It was really fun to see him - he seems so much more grown up but is the same goofy brother I remember and love. He served in Yekanterinburg, Russia (I probably spelled that wrong) It will be fun to have him up in Rexburg as he starts school here at BYU-Idaho this winter. He'll be living in the ward where my dad is bishop which will also be fun for him.
I went to the dr. this last Wednesday and had a good, uneventful appointment. I've been having terrible sciatic pain on and off and it makes my left leg give out. Hopefully it doesn't get any worse! I've also been super clumsy lately and have fallen a lot. You'd think I don't know how to walk! I've taken 4 hard falls in the last month. One being at our apt, one time at my mom's (which left some awful bruises for about a week), at bowling this last week & last night at work. Last night at work was a little embarassing. I went down to the snack bar to get an order for a patient. They had a couple chocolate milkshakes and I tripped and fell getting out of the elevator. The ice cream went everywhere and luckily I didn't fall too hard as I could feel Rowan wiggling around about 15 mins later. I think the girls at work got a kick out of it :) I would be worried about all this falling if I didn't have an extremely active baby to reassure me that everything is ok. It's all starting to feel really close as it is now December and we only have 6 weeks to go!
Those are cute pictures of Chandler. They really turned out well. I've been having that same sciatic pain. If I sit too long I limp around before I can walk normal again. Man, 6 weeks! That's fast!
Boy has Chandler really grown up into a young man!. I had that nasty sciatic nerve pain with Charlise, but not with Moura. Definitely no fun! When the girls were babies, we just had a small 3' table top tree that we kept on top of the dining table. That way it was decorated, but they didn't get up to it and pull the stuff down.
Sorry I had to laugh about the fall with the milkshakes. Glad you are ok though. You are a lot nicer of a mom than I ever was. I refused to keep things in the closet due to fear of my kids breaking them. I just taught them that was MY stuff & they didn't get to treat it that way. Luckily I think I only have had 2 broken ornaments over the past 11 years with my kids.
chan is so funny! I an see you tree decorated with sippy cups.. hehe
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