Since we were inside so much, there was
Plenty of time for selfies and snuggles
January 1st, the kids moved to new primary classes. Luke moved up and is excited to no longer be in the youngest class. He already volunteered to give a talk and was so cute as he talked about Agency. Ruby is now a sunbeam and is convinced that she has completely left her baby days behind. I worried that it might be tough for her to transition from nursery (toys and snacks) to the structure of primary, but it hasn't seemed to bother her at all. She loves her class and the projects they make.
Ever since Gavin got a guinea pig for Christmas, Luke has been obsessed with having his very own. He asks us daily and says that it is the only thing he wants for his birthday. It doesn't help that Gavin keeps sending us videos showing all the fun that he is having with his pet. Luke was so earnest in his pleas that I wanted to be able to give in....but a pet in the house is just not going to happen. I got lucky and found this little Zhu Zhu pet that Tim bought at the DI last year. It had been buried in a toy box but was the perfect "pet" for Luke. He named it Cupcake, just like Gavin's and has treated it just like a real pet. Other than some funny noises in the middle of the night, it's the perfect pet.
Showing off their Christmas joggers from Grandma
Luke and Ruby had dentist appointments for check ups. The entire way there Luke kept fretting that the dentist was going to pull out his tooth. It took some extra convincing from the hygienist for him to feel comfortable. They even let him play with the electronic tools and raise and lower the chair. Both kids did great and were able to get two prizes because they didn't have any cavities.
Luke has been working on his sweet ukulele skills.
A new stove has been one of the most exciting events of the month. It took us a long time to decide on the right one, but it is still an ongoing process. They are delivering our third stove because the other two have had some type of problem. Sometimes I just want my old broken one back.
No more braces for this handsome boy
Mexican food to celebrate!
Did I mention the snow......
The kids have loved the snow and were thrilled to build a snowman family, complete with Cupcake, the guinea pig, and an unidentified baby.
Grandpa and Grandma spent an afternoon playing with the kids
Ruby started ballet and absolutely loves it. She loves to wear her leotard and ballet shoes, and dances around the house showing us her new moves. She especially loves to twirl.