Thanks for your thoughts and prayers. Jack came through his surgery just fine, although it appears poor Felicia's nerves are shot! You can read the update on her blog here.
We are all hanging in there at our house. The kids and I have head-colds and are trying to recover. They are doing fine, once again nothing major, just enough to keep us home and make for really bad nights of sleep. I think I have officially decided that the worst part of being a parent is when your kids are sick. Even minor illnesses are such a pain in the neck with babies, and I can't even imagine what a major illness would be like. I had to cancel playgroup which was suppose to be at our house today, and I am waiting to see if I will have to cancel our playdate for tomorrow. I don't want to knowingly expose anyone to this crud, even though honestly it's probably everywhere. Who knows where my kids picked this one up, something James brought home from work, the grocery store, the neighbors dog.....it seems like lots of people are sick right now, so it's about impossible to figure out. We have a playgroup planned for our house on Thursday which will be the annual Christmas party for my AP parenting group. I really don't want to cancel that. Then Friday we have music class. Their teacher offered a quick little two week music class that will be all about holiday music. I am really excited about it. So, needless to say the kids need to get better, we have lots to do!
We are all set for Christmas around here. The tree is up, the cards have been sent, and the presents are hiding strategically around the house. I don't think I am going to wrap much this year, I figure it's easier for the kids that way, and a lot less trash. I think I will use a few bows on things though.
I need to get stuff for Ian's birthday now. The invitations have been sent, but I don't have any of the plans set as far as menu, and I need to decide on a theme and pick up decorations. I also want to get him one more gift, I'm just not sure what it will be!
We have a busy weekend planned as well, James company has their kids Christmas party on Saturday. They always give the kids gift bags full of fun stuff, have Santa there to talk to and take pictures with, and then they show a movie. This will be the first year we actually stay for the movie because it's the first time Gracie will actually be interested! They are showing Happy Feet. I am looking forward to it because I have heard it's really funny. I think they are showing it on the IMAX screen too, which will be really cool. From that party it looks like we will be driving to Loveland to attend a Christmas party with all James buddies. We didn't make it last year because I was great with child, so I'm glad we can make it this year.
Well, I'm gonna go and vacuum my floors since they are in desperate need. Hope you all have a great day!