The first part of November was a lot of the same... playing indoors; taking walks through the neighborhood & play dates w/ friends.
|Best friend, Homer, is always near by|
|"Wait! What?! THAT'S BACON?"|
This year was the first year that Jett & Delilah helped w/ decorating the tree. (Or, UN-decorating the tree!:) But, the finished product was awesome & we even managed to make some great memories.
|Waiting on Daddy to come home|
On December 5th, Rich & Jett took a trip East to visit family in Braintree, Boston. Seeing as how it was my 1st time to be away from Jett for that long of a time & he was traveling by plane... I was a complete basket case! But, the boys had a wonderful trip & Delilah & I truly enjoyed our time together. We all did some wonderful things during that week.
Before they left I became concerned about Jett's reaction to being on an airplane & more so, about the tolerance from others. So, as suggested by a friend, I made up little bags of candy with a note inside... a little bribery for patience:
Rich & Jett visited w/ lots of friends & family; went to the beach; went to church & Jett even got to witness his very first snowfall. Thank you Aunt Kathy, Frank, Great-Granny & Nikki for you hospitality.
While the boys were away Delilah & I kept ourselves busy. We had brunch w/ friends; Delilah got to see her very first movie (w/ friend Owen); we played; Grandy took us to see the Nutcracker at the Majestic theater; drove through the live Nativity scene @ Concordia Church & had a few breakfasts in bed.
On Dec 14th the twins attended a b-day party for their friend Kirsten Wilson. She turned 2 yrs old & had a rodeo party. We all had a wonderful time. They got to take their first ride on a pony (that had a pink mane, no less) & had their faces painted.
Another tradition that we never pass up is driving to Johnson City to see the magnificent Christmas light display. This year, The Strottner's & The Clark's joined us... It was a fabulous evening.
One evening, after dinner, we decided it would be nice to load up in the truck & go see some Christmas lights at a nearby neighborhood. So, with the kids in their jammies; hot chocolate in hand; & Christmas carols on the radio we headed out. They were in total awe. And, we enjoyed listening to their exclamations coming from the back seat.