My 3 little Cutenesses,
Every month I really have the intention of keeping this letter short and sweet, but every month I write too much. I'll try just to hit the highlights this time, though. We had 2 more cases of strep (once with Mason, once with Rylan) this month, and Elli seemed to have a continual ear infection until we finally got an appointment at a Harrisonburg ENT where they made our case a priority, and she got tubes in her ears in the middle of January. (Elli, you did great with the anesthesia and the surgery, by the way! They said you didn't cry at all!) You're still having trouble with your ears now, since you have a cold, but it's a little less stressful, since I can see the drainage coming out and know which ear is bothering you.
Mostly, we've been having days at home this month. Grandma came to visit with Aunt RuthE for about an hour one evening, and they ate supper with us. (They also picked Mason up from school and got some ice cream with him, which he was thrilled about.)
We had a couple days of really warm weather in between the cold, which was beyond wonderful to me. One of those days it was drizzling, but we still went to the park anyway because the temperature was so nice. None of you seemed to even notice the rain. On the other hand, we also had a snow day this month too (actually the day of Elli's surgery). Daddy and Mason got to have a snowball fight before it all melted.
Mason, you and Mikayah had your ninja classes on Tuesday afternoons this month. I got to watch one, and it looked like fun!
I got to go to a tea party for all the mommies in Mason's classroom last week, and that made me feel very special. You were quite the gentleman, Mase. You also looked so cute singing "I'm a little Teapot."
Clayton, Hollie, and their boys left our church this month to move to Ohio, and we had a going-away evening with them during the last kids lifegroup. Elli and Elliot, it looks like you'll have to have a long-distance romance.... (Just kidding. No boyfriends, Elle Belle.)
Mommy got to go to a baby shower for Rochele this month. We had some yummy food and extra chocolate-y hot chocolate. :)
Oh and a couple quick things that I don't have pictures of, but I want to remember about this month: Mason, when you count, you say "17, 18, 19, 12, 20...." I don't know how the 12 sneaks in there every time, but we need to try to get it out now that you're supposed to be counting to 100. And Elli, when you are saying goodnight, you used to blow kisses, but sometimes when you were tired you would get confused and sort of blow kisses from your forehead. We thought it was so funny every time it happened, but now it's just the way you say goodnight. We say "top of the mornin' to ya" when you do it, and it makes everyone laugh.
Here are this month's quotes!
I love you three!! Thanks for the cuddles and the laughs and the love.