Wednesday, December 26, 2012

Merry Christmas 2012

 We had great celebrations Christmas Eve and Christmas day with both sides of the family. Everyone was healthy and together. The kids make Christmas so much fun. We forgot to bring the camera Christmas Day so these are all from Christmas Eve.

 making gingerbread houses with the Kalpakgian cousins... Apparently it was shirts versus skins?

 Mike's parents took the kids shopping to get gifts for each other which I had wanted to do with them but was too lazy I mean tired so it was fun to see their excitement in giving the gifts they had bought to each other.

Sunday, December 23, 2012


December was pretty much a bust. We have all been sick sick sick for the past week. Keira missed 3 days of school. It was a horrid respiratory illness that  has the kids coughing over a week later. And just  to make me more worried Nairi's fever returned yesterday am after being fever free for 2 days. She was acting lethargic and not drinking so Mike took her to the ER. Four hours later everything was negative ( chest xray, strep swab, influenza A and B, RSV) this am she woke up fever free again and appears to be fine other than a runny nose and cough.  It was a rough week with very little sleep. But its past us now and we are focusing on hosting a Christmas Eve bash for my family and cousins. A much happier post with some cute pictures coming your way tomorrow.

Tuesday, December 11, 2012

When your kids surprise you

Keira got to pick a prize from the prize box at school yesterday for reading to the class I guess. And she picked a truck for her brother.  Once in a while these types of things give me hope that maybe just maybe my kids will turn out alright after all.