While we aren't SICK, we just aren't quite healthy. I feel like we are slowly, one at a time, going down for a day or two. It is driving me nuts. I think I would rather have us all in the throes of a terrible stomach bug for 24 hours than this illusive fever thing. The result is that we have been pretty much laying low. Only doing what we have to. Watching a lot of tv/movies. You get the picture.
We did go out in the first "snow" of the season. We woke up (Late. The up-side of not feeling 100% is that everyone sleeps in!), opened the shades, and there was snow falling! The twins were convinced it was magic. They have been confident that Christmas couldn't come without snow and had been waiting and praying for it to start falling. Finally, it was here! I realized pretty quickly that it was really a small flurry that would be done quickly and melted just as fast. We quickly bundled up and ran out to get pictures.
If you look REALLY closely you can see the final few snowflakes falling.
Tasting some snow.
I asked for a smile...
It only took about 5 minutes before they were, of course, bored with "playing" in the snow...
We are, once again, making our own wrapping paper this year. It is just so delightful that all of the presents we order online come packaged in this beautiful (and often barely crushed) paper! I have many plans for different styles of paper (we have a lot, so we are wrapping everything we can get our hands on. It's so fun!), but we decided to just use markers to make some paper for some special packages we were giving away that day.
One thing I have not yet blogged about in depth, because I keep forgetting my camera to take pictures, is the swim lessons we have been doing. They actually have completed 2 7-week sessions. We are on a break until after the New Year. Perhaps I will remember to get decent picture next time. Last night was the last class before Christmas. Even thought it is almost stifling warm in the pool area for non-swimmer (as in, I swear this picture is blurry because the lens was foggy), those who are wet from the pool are always complaining that it is cold. Allie is especially always shivering. Last night she apparently scooted close to Ryan and put his arm around her. He, being a sweet brother, happily obliged and put his arm around her after that whenever they were waiting. So sweet.
Actually, it was really funny last night because of the seating arrangement. There is a little girl that has become friends with Allie who sat down by Allie before Ryan got there. Ryan was distressed because he wanted to sit by Allie. So the little girl moved over and let him in. But Allie wanted to sit by her friend, so pretty soon she and Ryan switched places so that the girls could be together. Then, one of the times that Ryan was swimming, the other little boy in the class scooted over to be next to Allie. Ryan got back from swimming, looked up, and said, "Hey! That's my sister!" The boy didn't move. Ryan took a different spot. But then he took it back while the boy was out swimming later. Did I mention they kept changing places when the swim teacher was working with another student? Every time she looked up, kids were in different places!
And now back to another viewing of a Charlie Brown Christmas...