We had a very nice Christmas.
Tristan and I made gingerbread houses.
Christmas Eve breakfast was a snowman made from powdered sugar donuts. As you can see, Tristan was thrilled.
The view on Christmas Eve before bed just after Santa had visited.
Tristan's big wish for Christmas was a train. (Seems that has been his only wish for a few years now.) This year Santa gave him a Lionel Polar Express train that he controls with a remote. As you can see it was a hit. Even with Willow.
December 30th was my birthday. Since Steve was working, I asked Tristan what would be fun to do for my birthday. Most anytime you give him a choice of what to do, he is going to choose Putt-Putt. This time was no different. So we headed out for a birthday breakfast date at the Waffle House first. (Side note: Why can I NEVER remember that the waffle house doesn't serve pancakes. I mean, it's the WAFFLE House, for goodness sake. You would think the name alone would remind me. Luckily the lack of pancake I promised him was fine with the addition of chocolate chips to a waffle instead.)
And then on to play a couple rounds of putt-putt. For as bad as he is at this game most of the time, this kid scores no less than one hole-in-one each game he plays. On this day he racked up four (and it may have been five). I only got 2.
I just sharing this because I LOVE IT. I mean look.... HANDSOME! You would think they were related or something. Ha ha.
Last week brought super cold tempertures. For posterity's sake, I screen shot the temp on my phone. I don't believe I have ever felt this cold before. And to top it off, the night before, our power went out. Luckily it only stayed for 2.5 hours. And we have a generator so we would have been fine. But I blame Tristan. Earlier in the night he told Steve and I he wanted to make a campfire and sleep in the backyard. He kinda got his wish, as I let every candle in our house because he was a little freaked out. Needless to say, it smelled like a Yankee Candle Whore House for a while.
I'm enjoying these last few months of being a mom to only this one. We had a little lunch date last week and then did some shopping.
Want to know how to enjoy shopping at Target to spend birthday (or Christmas) gift cards with a kiddo? Popcorn and an Icee. You're welcome! This buys me so much more shopping/browsing time. (Also note the belly. Getting bigger, and BiGgEr, and BIGGER!)
Friday I started working on clearing out the spare bedroom to make room for this baby girl that is on her way in LESS. THAN. THREE. MONTHS! Holy crap where has the time gone? I think I officially hit the nesting stage last week, because now I want done, and I want it ALL DONE. I had high hopes of starting early and being done by now. Ha! That was a joke.
Last but not least...
We have a name picked out. We have for a few weeks. It took us a while to agree on one.