So I don't think it can be Christmas without someone getting sick. This year it was poor Mason. He woke up the day after Christmas throwing up and just feeling pretty bad. He spent the day on the couch with his tool set, Curious George and the throw up bucket. He is doing much better today so I think it was just one of those 24 hour flu things. Hopefully the rest of us can avoid it. I think I've already done my fair share of throwing up this year.
We had a good Christmas. It was our first time not going anywhere. It was kind of sad to not be with family but it was still nice to just do things here. Maddy and Mason got lots of fun things from a lot of nice people. Here are some pictures of them opening their presents. Mason looks mad at Curious George but he actually really liked it. Maddy picked that out for him all by herself. We made donuts for breakfast on Christmas morning. They were shaped liked stars but you really can't tell.
So................it's kind of a pain to make the blog private. I keep having to invite people over and over again or else things expire and blah, blah, blah. I guess I'm just not in the mood right now to figure it out all the way so I'm undoing it for now. So all you weirdos out there, if you're going to look at the blog just don't leave a comment and then I won't know and ignorance is bliss, right? In a few months when I feel more like myself I will be switching it back to private, so if you would still like to look at it now you have lots of time to give me your email address so I can put it on the list.
We put some lights out on the bushes this year just for fun. Maddy and Mason helped decorate the tree. I like how all the decorations are on the very bottom. We have a bigger tree then last year so we will have to make some more ornaments to fill it up because it still looks pretty empty.
We had a really nice Thanksgiving this year. Grandma and Grandpa Nickerson and Erin, Ryan, and Grant all got to come for a quick visit. It was fun to see everyone and there was way too much good food to eat. I got to go see Twilight with my mom and sister and Maddy and Mason got to spend some time playing with their cousin........and with grandma and grandpa of course. Grant, Mason say's he is sorry for sticking you in the mouth with his sword/crowbar. He gets a little carried away sometimes :). We know it was a long drive for them but we are really glad they came! We definitely have so many things to be thankful for.
Maddy has started going to her first dance class. Someone in the ward who used to dance decided to start a little class and Maddy just loves it. I stayed and watched on the first day and her little face was so happy the whole time. I'm glad Maddy has something that she likes that is just for her to go do. She didn't get to go to preschool this year and I was feeling a little guilty that she didn't have something to do.............but now my guilt is relieved just a tiny bit.
Mason has been sleeping in a real bed for a few months now. He actually seems to really like it. We were not sure how well it would go since he is not the worlds best sleeper. He still won't get out of bed by himself in the morning. He just cries until someone comes and gets him........ but I guess at least this way he's not running around the house by himself at 5:45 in the morning........yes, that's when Mason gets up.