The first month of 2010 is now behind us. We experienced a rather cold and snowy one, too. At the beginning of the month, I did not even know what a sun dog was, but we ended the month seeing at least 4 of them! And, there were a lot of pretty snowy sunsets, too.
We began the month (New Years Day) with our Christmas celebration with Grandma Bet, Grandpa Bill, Aunt Marsha and Grandma Marci. The kids got a jumpy jump and they have really used that thing. What a great winter toy (and summer one outside!). Chris' 1st day back to work brought bad news. He was told he would have to lose his job or go to base where he had a job through the summer. In the end, he was able to find a position within the building through contacts he had. He is still keeping his options wide open though, since this position may only be there through the end of the year. It has been a stressful month as far as that goes. Alivia started her first day at her new school, Bell Elementary. She did okay the first day, but had many rough days after that. Alivia missed 3 more days of school due to the snow and extremely cold temperatures (negative 26 is cold!). It was hard for her to get used to the new routine with all of those missed days. She is now finally going to school without a fight and making new friends and staying 15 minutes later each day to make up for snow days. Addison, who celebrated her half birthday this month (3 1/2 years old already!) is still going across town to the Gingerbread House. We enrolled her in preschool again next year at the GBH and at Sacred Heart Catholic Preschool over here. We will find out in February if she gets into Sacred Heart, but she is in the GBH. We will see what February brings. Asher tried again to potty train, but I quit when I found he was having too many misses (and messes).
The kids enjoyed some fun in the snow this month as well as the usual trips to the Children's Museum and a cold day at the zoo. We ended the month with the kids having an overnight stay with Grandma Kathy & Boppa Bob while Chris and I celebrated our 6th Catholic Wedding Anniversary (we renewed our vows in 2004 in the Catholic Church but were married officially in 1999). It was fun for all of us!
Enjoy our January 2010 Pictures!