Sunday, December 25, 2011


We had a fun Christmas as usual.  Christmas Eve is always with my husband's family.  He has a small family here in the US so it was us, his mom, his sister and her boyfriend.  His mom makes traditional lamb ribs for dinner with a lot of other food. She also made krunsakaka with his sister. We usually go to a Christmas Eve church service but this year we didn't.  The way timing worked out we would have had a grumpy baby.

Christmas morning was home as usual.  My mom came over early and when my youngest sister and her family got here later in the morning we had fritters!  I even had some made with rice milk.

We celebrated Christmas with my extended family last weekend.  With over 20 people between my mom, sisters and families, we know getting together on Christmas Eve or day is too much.

Saturday, December 17, 2011

Friday, December 16, 2011

Thanksgiving, Decorating, Lego League and Life

Finding time to blog is just not easy.  Usually if I'm on the computer, I'm nursing so have only one hand for typing.  I'm not a fast one handed typist.

Samantha's sleep hasn't been the best.  Somewhere around 8-9 weeks old, she started sleeping in very short spurts-2 and 1 hour stretches.  Occasionally I have been blessed with a three hour stretch.  After several very bad nights, I finally just let her sleep next to me after her first waking.  She still woke up too much, but I was getting more 3 hour stretches and since she's right next to me, I can nurse her and barely wake up.

The kids were part of a First Lego League team thus year. Precise Prince was on the team last year and Creative Princess joined this year.  The kids enjoyed the day and were exhausted by the end.  They didn't place quite as high as last year and that's fine.

Thanksgiving was spent at my youngest sister's house.  It was a quiet holiday with only her family, us and our mom.  It was nice. 

World Traveler will not let me decorate for Christmas until after Thanksgiving so we started on Black Friday.  It took us all weekend but we I got the inside done and he got the outside.

Thursday, December 1, 2011

Precise Prince's birthday

Precise Prince turned 12 last month.  Here's a few pictures.  I hope to get a good update on the blog soon.  I just haven't had much time.