Mason, Rylan, and Elli
In November we did quite a few fun things: the Pass it On family night at school, Daddy’s birthday, a trip to PA, Thanksgiving, and the Staunton Christmas Parade with Poppy. This year we also started some new traditions of Closing Ceremonies for Fall and Opening Cermonies for Christmas. When we said goodbye to fall, we first went through some toys to give to Love INC that hopefully some other kids can enjoy at Christmas this year; then we went to Milmont Greenhouse to get free donuts; we ate Thanksgiving leftovers; and then we finished our ceremonies that night by drinking apple cider, eating ginger snaps and cinnamon teddy grahams, and talking about our fall this year.
Opening Ceremonies for Christmas was the next day. We decorated the house and put up our trees in the morning, and then in the evening we watched The Grinch (the oldest cartoon one) and drank chocolate milk. I think we are all big fans of our new ceremony traditions!
Mason, you got 4th place in the Gobbler Trot this year with a time around 8:50! Poppy ran with you, and he said you ran the whole way! Rylan, you were the second youngest in the race, and Nonni said you passed several big kids as you ran! The two of you have been doing equal parts fighting and playing together this month. I love those stretches of time where you are doing fun things together and no one is trying to hurt the other one though!
Elli, you had a few more speech visits this month. Even though it’s hard to notice much of a difference day to day, you are slowly making progress in both signs and real words. It’s so cute to hear you put together things like “bye” and “Daddy” in a really sweet voice, while waving. And of course you practice the word “no” very often still. You LOVE Puggles and your class in church. You go to your class so much better than Rylan does. I can’t remember if I mentioned last month, but Rylan has taught you the new trick of “play dead,” and I got a couple pictures of it this month. It always makes us laugh.
Here are some funny quotes from this month!
Love you, cute kids.