The weather turned this weekend and winter is here in all its freezing cold, blowing snow, blizzardy glory. BUT, that didn't stop my sister Lindsay & her husband and kids from coming up for the weekend. CRAZY! I hope we made it worth their while. Cause it was nasty and they were really in the thick of it.
After they got here we managed to leave the kids with a babysitter and go out for dinner, and Lindsay & Derek took off after that. The kids had a sleepover (by sleepover I mean they slept in the same house not the same beds, they were too hyper for that).
It was fun for Ryan & I to play house and pretend we had 3 kids for a day. We took them swimming, super fun but not easy given the ratio and the swim crazy kids, out for lunch and back home. Ok it sure doesn't sound like much now but it was a day.
elfie, stockings and more. I am loving that she seems to get that Santa brings presents ( I am quite sure she would be happy with a chocolate or 2 for Christmas) so I love to use the ol saying " Sadie Santa is watching you" and see her quickly change her ways and do what I ask. Sometimes I am sure I am overusing and maybe abusing but I just know this will not last long I am hoping it will get us through December, and that I can still use it again next year.
Another little tidbit that is working in my favor to minimize the 2 year old meltdowns is when I remember its all about the baby and not about me. For example I try to do or eat something she doesn't approve of and she freaks out. I say, "Sadie it is for the baby not for mommy" she immediately thinks it is okay. Sometimes when I am eating she asks, "mom baby likes it?" mmmm yes I think the baby likes chocolate.