Tuesday, January 03, 2006

Cicero was born today in 106 B.C.

According to my Half Price Books 2006 calendar, it's Cicero's birthday today! (and also JRR Tolkein, but I thought that wasn't quite as interesting.)

Finally - my first post of 2006. I'm sure you've all been on the edge of your seat waiting for this!

Well, a lot has happened since the last time I posted anything. Christmas came and went, New Year's came and went, and still everything is pretty much the same. Isn't that depressing every year?...

Anyway, Christmas was a good time. Baby Boy got his blue bike and absolutely loves it. He even rode it about 4 miles on the second day he had it! (On the weekends, we go eat bagels at a local bagel shop, so we let him ride his bike to and from the bagel shop - about 4 miles roundtrip!) Since then, he's gotten a little less adament about eating every meal on it, however. I think it must have been a little too much for him!

During the week between Christmas and New Year's, Baby Girl got sick and we ended up getting antibiotics for her. This is actually the first time either of the kids have had to have antibiotics in their lifetime - it was bound to happen sometime! She got better almost immediately after taking the medicine, so that was pretty cool. I can't imagine what it must have been like for parents before the discovery of antibiotics!

And then my parents came down to celebrate Christmas and New Year's on Wednesday last week. The visit started off with the Huskers winning their game and it just got better from there! We exchanged gifts on Thursday and Baby Boy got a pair of bicycling gloves from grandma and grandpa, which have now become part of his standard clothing every day.

Both the kids loved having their grandma and grandpa there. They finally had enough people around them to give them enough attention that there really wasn't anything to complain about. It was soooo nice. Every morning started off with Baby Boy asking me, "Where's Grandma? Let's go find her!!" He stopped asking about his bicycle each morning after grandma and grandpa arrived. Now that must be love. :)

Grandma and Grandpa left on Sunday, but I still had one more day off from work. The big question was: should we have the nanny come so that we could have a day off to spend cleaning up the house, or should we just hang out with the kids for one more day? Luckily, we came to our senses and decided that we should spend the time with the kids - life is too short to waste it cleaning the house, right?!!

All in all, it was a good vacation. I hope it was good for everyone else, too!!

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