Tuesday, January 01, 2008

And so it begins!

Happy New Year to you all! Ours began peacefully, a bit earlier than desired, but peaceful nonetheless. Yesterday and today were spent dismantling Christmas and rediscovering our living room. Occasionally, it feels really good to clean. And as much as I'll miss the Christmas season, it felt good to vacuum up the pine needles, pack up the assorted ornaments, and put the boxes back up onto their high shelf.

Having a break in the rainy weather, we took the kids to a nearby church parking lot to practice their bike riding. George (who up until today thought bikes were only ridden in basements) received a big kid bike for Christmas. Emma is fairly jealous that his is a bit bigger than hers, but we had made the stipulation that she couldn't get a new one until she could ride without training wheels. And after this afternoon....it's time to get her a new bike. She did great!

George enjoyed riding through puddles the most!

What with spending an hour in the frigid fresh air, getting more exercise than they have in over a week, and the pride in new accomplishments, I think it's safe to say they will sleep well tonight. Of course, most likely I've just jinxed myself.

I've finished lots of layouts lately and my Prepping for Xmas book is complete, so there will be many more posts, filled with many more photos in the coming days.

Enjoy the new year!


scrapgeek said...

Go Emma! A huge step :)

Tink said...

Great photos Meg. The kids look like they are having the time of their lives.