Wednesday, December 7, 2011
whooohoo for date night thanks to a great aunt, literally! (My aunt, sofia and hektors great aunt cassandra)erik and i got to go on a double date with my parents. it was sooo much fun! A friend of the family got married. it was a black tie affair. what a great time we all had!
we finally got our tree up!
i was so excited to get our tree up and decorated this year. so, this morning i made starbucks cinnamon coffee, set pandora up on the tv, jamming to christmas music, put the kids in christmas jammies (for photo ops),and got the decorations out. everything started off great! hektor was calm in his bumbo. sofia was ever sooo preciously singing her heart out to o holy night. so i started with the lights on the tree. everything felt like from a movie, just right.so next i started with all the snowflakes, then out of no where hektor is screaming because sofia wouldnt let him hold any ornaments. she would give them to him, then take them away and say nooooo noooooooo. so i decided to let her help me hang them on the tree to get her mind off of what he was doing. so she starts trying to hang them. but she could not figure out why they were not staying. (she was not hanging them, just placing). so tempur tantrum number one, over the ornaments not staying put. so then she was telling the ornaments nooooo noooo. haha. finally, a christmas miracle! She found a spot in the tree she could stack ornaments. thank god!!! so that kept her busy for a long while. i think she got about 8 or so to stay. Then,hektor started crying again, morning nap time. so i put him down for a nap and come back to find sofia had taken off about 15 ornaments. i guess she decided she didnt like them? so i get them from her to re hang, ughhh! And tempur tantrum number two. she wanted them put back in the box, grrrrrr. so i decide to let her put those back and continue to hang the rest. eventually she forgot about them. she was asking to watch chipmunks. i hesitated because, as corny as it sounds i wanted to hear christmas music! but i figured better to hear the chipmunks rather than a screaming toddler. so she won. and of course hektor got his cute christmas pjs all dirty before i got his picture in them. it was a fun,slow downward spiral of events this morning.
with an 18 month, a 5 month old, and a puppy i need to be realistic of how this tree will hold up this year:-/ sighhhh...