Tuesday, December 16, 2008

"All is calm"

I feel like I haven't had much to blog about lately. Things have been pretty calm around here. The Marshall kids were away for the weekend and Ryan was traveling this weekend. We were invited to some Christmas parties, but I just didn't feel like going by myself or with my kids, so we just stayed home. We did a little Christmas shopping even though I keep saying I'm done. And here's the other stuff we've been doing:

I set up this new toy in McKenna's room. (It was Christian's when he was her age) And she loves it. Why didn't I just give it to her for Christmas? She wouldn't know the difference! She has spent hours playing with it, although I thought it would encourage her to crawl and that strategy hasn't worked yet.
She does love to stand in it. It's perfect for pulling up on. She loves it so much that I'm probably going to have to remove it from her room. I cannot get her to take naps with that thing in the room. She wrestles me the whole time, trying to jump out of my arms and throw herself on the floor so she can get to it. Same with diaper changing, she tries to throw herself off the changing table so she can get to her precious toy! I'm glad we have a hit on our hands and I hope this will get her moving a bit more.

Christian went missing for awhile on Sunday. I finally found him sucking his thumb, tucked in next to the Christmas tree, reading Christmas books. I love this season!

A little handsomeness showed up on Sunday!

What a cutie pie!

We started on some Christmas cookies and Christian discovered that he loves making peanut butter cookies and he loves eating them even more.
So that's about it! Today we are expecting some snow and I am taking McKenna to the Otolaryngologist. It's going to be a 1 1/2 hour trip for us, so Abby is tagging along to keep McKenna company in the backseat. Without googling it, does anyone have any guesses as to what an Otolaryngologist is?


Sarah Joy said...

You would think I would know tis one right? Queen of Dr's and specialists... is it the ears?

The Marklund's said...

I have no idea what it is, but I will be googling as soon as I am done commenting. :)

Eddie S. said...

I am thinking something to do with the auditory system as well, but Ali is right, I am googling it after I am done with this comment.

Aggiema (Michelle) said...

sarah wins the price it is an ENT- ears, nose and throat doctor! I know alot about those!

Anonymous said...

Great pictures of Christian! He is a handsome dude!!!

Jenn said...

i only knew what it was because one of the kids at work just recently saw one...
i laughed about mckenna trying to jump off the changing table, i could just picture it (although i never hope for that to happen to her)! i kinda like to take leaps and tumbles from the table myself when i was younger! ;)

Katy said...

what in the world! I'm guessing that since it has "laryn" in it, that's something to do with throat right? Like Larynx? or Laryngitis?