I love to look back at my blog and what we've done, where we've been, and the comings and goings of the kids. I haven't done a December post, so I am going to cram it all into one!
I already blogged about my trip to Memphis to run the half marathon. Just as soon as we got back, we hit to stage running with Nutcracker stage rehearsals and performance.
After Nutcracker, we finished the week of school, engaged in the Christmas rush, got Carson some glasses, and got ready to celebrate the birth of Jesus!
About the glasses.... We (read, Chad) had noticed that Carson had commented that he had trouble seeing small digital numbers on clocks. One night, Chad finally said, "Tina, I don't think Carson can see. Make him an eye appointment." We did and, he can't see. Billy, our wonderful optometrist, basically said that Carson has Chad's vision (he's can't see squat) and that it will only get worse. Turns out, he can see fine up close but not distances. This explains some of the issues we have had with him at school, mainly, the planner. He is supposed to write assignments in his planner but he hasn't been seeing them to write down. So far, so good. He has only broken one thing, and that is our rule. Our rule is "face or case." They either have to be on your face or in your case. One day, I found them laying on the table so I warned him that if he broke the rule again, there would be a five dollar fine. He's only had to pay me $5 once. ;)
Fast forward to Christmas Adam. We have gone over to Chad's aunt and uncle's house for dinner and presents for the last couple of years. Carson was gifted an Eno hammock and Caylee got two American Girl mini dolls and some hangers. Chad and Carson mounted the hammock in Carson's room. It is pretty cool- but his cute tween boy room is gone. He loves it though!
Chad got this jacket he asked for but then he decided it provides no warmth at all, but it is water resistant.
Anyway, back to the story... Caylee was DYING to open this gift. It was the largest box. I had told her it was the Roomba box but she didn't believe me. Her facial expression is priceless.