Sunday, January 10, 2010

No news is good news

Sorry there hasn't been much to report here. The Christmas lights are all put away although we still have the cards hung because I like to see them. The place always looks a little bland after Christmas decorations are put away.

I've gotten back on the elliptical to ease my conscience. I love not having to huff myself to the gym and worry the whole time what my kids are up to or worry about a time constraint. When Russell was born, Dan was still doing shift work so he was home a lot of days in the month. Now, with him working regular hours, I'd never get to the gym if I had to wait until after 6pm. Glad for the elliptical purchase:-)

Russell will be four in a few weeks. I'm flying up to Victoria on the 31st for a week to see the family and celebrate his birthday. I'm returning back just before the Vancouver 2010 Olympic games begin. It would be wonderful to see an event or two but there is no way that is happening. Too much money and too much effort to make that possible. I remember watching the Torino 2006 games from my couch just after Russell was born and I was a new mom. I can't believe it's been four years already. Dan won't be able to join us this time since vacation time is a precious commodity around here.

Camille has been very smiley lately and today, I got her to laugh in the mirror:-) Precious moments. She has chunky cheeks like her mama (sorry, kid) and a calm personality (unless it is 5-7 pm and she is too tired to be happy and not tired enough to sleep). After letting her cry through her 3pm night feed, she's since been sleeping through the night (8pm- 6am) for the last week. I knew it was time to give up her last night feed when she slept from 8pm- 5:30am on her own on Christmas Eve. She sleeps in the living room in her pack-n'-play since I don't want to hear her occasional midnight chirps and Russell talks/sings to himself for so long that he keeps her up if she's in his room. We definitely need a bigger place to live... but that's another story for another day.

Thanks for checking in.


C. Beth said...

Glad you guys are doing so great!

Linds and Manda said...

Good to hear that things are going well with you. Your kids are beautiful. Congratulations again on Camille. She is precious.

alr said...

Camille will be lucky to look like her beautiful mama! And congrats on her sleeping through the night already! Gold star, handshake, pat on the back, ticker tape parade.

Choco Girl said...

She chirps? How cute! Just like the birds I hear if I'm up like around 2 am. You have quite the vocal team there, you may just have a couple of singers ;-)