I mean, this blog IS where it all started, right (note to self... more blogging in the new year)?!
Let's see... Where to begin? Linna (age 5) and Jimmy (age 1) got to meet Santa earlier this month, at the Hopkins Fire Department's Christmas party (my Dad is the Hopkins Fire Chief). Linna now looks forward to seeing Santa, but Jimmy has some warming up to do...
Linna put on hockey skates, and hit the ice for the first time this winter (this might actually be her first time EVER on the ice) at our local Rec Center. She LOVES it. This is video of Linna and her friend Paytin (our neighbor), after Linna had only been on the ice for about 5 minutes. In a complete "mom fail" moment, I thought the Rec Center rented skates, so we just brought ourselves.
I had to ask some random dad if Linna could barrow his son's skates, because I didn't want to break my daughter's little heart by leaving without getting to skate. I'm so thankful for kind Minnesotans. This dad and his little boy didn't even hesitate to let Linna use his skates for a few minutes before his hockey practice. We bought her some new hockey skates for Christmas. And yes, Linna will be wearing a helmet on the ice next time...
We've also had quite the bad string of luck when it comes to health around our house. Jimmy seems to catch virus after virus this winter, and he's currently trying to bounce back from RSV (Respiratory Syncytial Virus). I feel like Linna was rarely sick as a baby, but Jimmy is a little Petri dish. I guess this is what happens when your second child lives outside the "bubble" that your first child lived in for her first two years.
Jimmy was so relaxed and wiped out.)
|Two sick kiddos, on the ride home from Iowa.|
|5-year-old Linna wrote her letter to Santa this year... In the nude... Naturally.|
|Linna and Jimmy with Papa Saigh's Grandparents (John & LaVonne - AKA "GiGi and Great Grandpa".)|
|Opening presents on Christmas morning in our home in their Christmas jammies.|
|All dressed up for Christmas Eve.|
|Jimmy and his cousin Theda, in their Christmas jammies in Iowa. Jimmy and Theda are named|
after Papa Saigh's late Grandparents, Jimmy and Theda Saigh.
|Linna and her cousin Bella, in their Christmas jammies. This is a tradition we've continued since the|
passing of Papa Saigh's Aunt Jean. She had the kids in Christmas jammies EVERY Christmas.