On Monday, Keira, Soren, and I didn't do much during the day at all. We did manage to get dressed and bathed before lunch, but other than that, didn't really accomplish anything until Ryan got home. One he got home, we headed up to the mall for some Christmas shopping! Shopping with Ryan is a lot more fun because I can actually look at things that I want to, instead of just hanging out at either the food court or mall playarea. Ford is apparently strategic partners with Lucky Brand Jeans (we think it is because you can buy a t shirt with a mustang or Ford logo on it), so we had a sizeable discount there last week. We were "lucky" that we did not shop at Lucky in NYC. We had considered it, except that I was pretty sure we could get stuff there cheaper at costco back home. While what we needed wasn't at costco- they don't come small enough there for me, we turned the store at the mall upsidedown bringing both children in and trying on nearly every jean. Jean shopping is worse than shoe shopping! The kids did pretty well, considering that the Lucky store was our 3rd stop on the denim quest, and none of those stores were terribly interesting to her. Thank goodness almost all stores have some sort of sticker, and the salespeople were even more patient with them than we were. We did let Keira play at the playarea on our way out, so she was happy about that.
Tuesday was another relatively lax day for us. Ryan had scouts and I just did some errands. We had several early mornings ahead of us, so we enjoyed the lazy mornings while we could.
Wednesday was a pretty busy morning for us. We went over to Haley's for visiting teaching with Rebecca and Cortnie. Keira got to play with big Avery and little Avery. We could only stay for an hour before Haley had to leave, so we went to the Wednesday storytime at the library. Keira enjoyed it, and I was glad we made it because we couldn't go on Friday this week. I also went on a run outside in the freezing cold once Ryan got home. It was so cold, but I know once I get used to it, it will be fine.
On Thursday, we were up and off to free Kindermusik first thing. I forgot my camera, and it was probably the worst one to forget it! I had to use my camera in my phone, which only does OK. Keira was so cute today. We did a lot with scarves, which she really likes, throwing them like snowballs. It wasn't super crowded, so there was a lot of room to play today.
I had to rush back over the Michelle's to pick up Keira before she had to leave to pick up her other children from school. When I got there, they were just finishing up, and I was able to bring back a bag of moose munch for us, even though I didn't really help. For the rest of the evening, Ryan and I were running around the whole time, trying to do errands without the kids. It is amazing how much faster things go! Ryan picked out this amazing pyramid from Kris and Linda for Christmas. They found them at Tuesday Morning for a steal. This was what I had been really wanting from Germany, and they found it right here and for less! It was made in Germany in the same region where our other expensive pyramid had been made. We also got an arch. Thank you so much!
The kids wore their matching Christmas pjs Saturday night, and I made a few attempts to get some pictures of them together. They didn't turn out as well as the ones we did earlier in the week in their winter pjs.
Soren has also been laughing when tickled. I tried to catch him laughing and cooing with the camera, but I didn't get much, and accidently turned the camera on its side for the second video, forgetting that I can't just rotate it the same as I can with the still shots.
Today, we went to the Dr for Keira's 2.5year check up. What is that you ask? It is an additional visit that we needed because she is so tiny. Dr Swartz was happy with her weight gain, finally. She was in the 3rd percentil for weight- 23.7lbs (all those fries and m&ms, I guess), but only 82cm tall (just over 32inches), which is not even on the chart. Soren could catch her soon! He is going to be too heavy for the bassinet in no time, he is already 14.5 lbs.