Thursday, December 29, 2011

Under the Weather

We spent our whole fall avoiding getting sick, but, alas, some things just happen.  Once one person gets anything around here there is nothing you can do but wait for your turn.  Well, by the end of last week at least one of us was not feeling to good...Christmas Eve half of us didn't make it to mass... and by Monday morning I think we all felt just under the weather.

Our families were very kind and still came over like scheduled.  I know the kids appreciated having family around to do their traditional gift exchanges.  They look forward to seeing reactions on the little things they buy or make for everyone (and of course, love opening gifts).  The girls performed at mass and I was told they sounded beautiful (yes, I was one of the casualties Christmas eve).  We tried something new this year and discovered Santa did not appreciate the milk we left for him.  I guess he doesn't have a taste for soy yet ; ), but he did leave some pretty cool things under the tree and in the stockings. 
I intended this week to be low key and a break for the kids before the start of our Term 2, but it has turned right down necessary so we can be 100% by next week.  So there has been a lot of this:

waiting around Christmas Eve
definitely this:

resting and sleeping
plenty of this:

combined the family got 15 new books as presents, six of those for my oldest  : )
and lots of looking out the windows at these:


Angel said...

We have that Christmas virus, too. Hope you all feel better soon!

Serena said...

Sick here too. :( Why does it always happen at Christmastime? Hope you are all on the mend.

Eva said...

That's too bad, Jenny. I hope all of you will recover soon.

Nancy said...

Oh, feel better soon! That's just no fun at all. So, what were the titles of the 12 books???

Ring true,

Grace'n'Chaos said...

Thanks ladies, we're at the end and since I was one of the first...I get to be nurse this week : )

Nancy, I'm posting our new titles soon ; )

Melissa said...

Oh - what a bummer - I am so glad your family was understanding and you got to spend time with them.