Post Holiday Post

Wednesday, January 02, 2008

Now that the holidays are behind us and a new year is starting I think it’s time for a good holiday update for everyone and to list out what I want to get organized for 2008! I hope everyone had a wonderful Christmas and New Year.

Our Christmas and New Year’s were both equally nice! It was so much fun to watch Emma tear into her gifts this year! She didn’t quite know what to do at first, but after a while she really got into it. Ha ha! It was such an amazing time! When she got all excited she started squealing – almost to the point of screaming! It was hilarious! She got a couple big gifts and several small ones that I wrapped up so she was able to tear lots of wrapping paper. Next year Santa is going to assemble all his toys the night before so she doesn’t have to wait on Mommy & Daddy to put them together for her, though!!

We do have one more thing we want to get for her…but honestly it’s as much for us as it is for her!! We want to buy a portable DVD player. Lately Emma hates riding in the car. Honestly, I think it’s the being tied down part she hates. It makes car rides longer than half an hour miserable for all of us. She is screaming and we don’t know what to do to make her happy. If she is sleeping it’s fine, but some times she is so upset she cannot go to sleep. I’ve tried several different kinds of toys and so far nothing appeases her enough to last the entire journey. So, I thought I would get a portable DVD player and give that a go.

She isn’t a huge TV watcher, but does enjoy watching Disney on the mornings that we’re home together and sadly she loves Barney – she watches it at the babysitter. So I thought I could buy her a few DVDs for the road and hopefully that would be entertaining enough to keep her from being so miserable riding in the car. RECOMMENDATIONS please!! I’ve perused a few websites about portable DVD players and haven’t really been able to settle on one just yet. If you have one you love please let me know…or even if you have one you hate let me know that, too so I can avoid it! Or…if you have the end-all solution to make a child enjoy riding in a car seat that would be something wonderful to know – so please share!!!

Emma is usually a very happy baby, but when it comes to being strapped into a car seat tempers flare!!!

Onto better news: Emma also got a new tooth over the holidays. This makes seven for her now! It’s on the bottom – so now she has three on the bottom and four on top! I think she has been working on this one for a while actually, but it just came through all the way less than a week ago!

On New Year’s we went to Jamie & Steven’s house to ring in 2008. It was a fun evening! We had fireworks, but someone else in the neighborhood really put on a show for everyone! Needless to say Emma didn’t stay up to ring in the New Year (thank goodness), but she was up early in the morning!

Next week is Michael’s birthday and I am trying to pin him down for what he wants to do. I think I am going to invite the family over for dinner, unless he decides on some place to go out to eat. He is so hard to pin down on decisions like that!!!

Today I am back to work after being off since December 21st. I only have to work today and tomorrow, though b/c Friday is my scheduled Friday off so it’s a good transition back into work after being out for so long. It is really quiet around here, though today which I honestly expected and enjoy!