Friday, December 25, 2009

Merry Christmas


Merry Christmas, Everyone!!!!
This year, we had a wonderful holiday - despite Buddaroo having strep throat and croup on Christmas Eve. We spent the holidays surrounded by family and friends, the best way to celebrate.
Christmas Eve, we hosted 2 family parties - the afternoon was spent with my mom's side of the family - this is our annual cousin picture. (HoneyPie, Jenn, Buddaroo, Jason, Abby, Aimee, Me - in front, Taylor)


In the evening, we hosted DH's family. Was a busy day, with SO much food - but was a great day.
Christmas Day was wonderful - Santa came and brought the kids so many awesome new toys - they were spoiled by Santa, Mommy & Daddy and the rest of the family. We had brunch with DH's family and dinner with mine - by the end of the day we were stuffed and exhausted. Buddaroo did not get an afternoon nap, so he fell asleep in the car, and barely woke up 'til morning. =D


Was a wonderful holiday - spent with all of the people I love the most.

Christmas is the one time of year when you can count on smiling faces and bright lights and awesome gifts and giant twinkling trees and family reunions and childish games and believing in Santa...Christmas is the time when dreams come true.

Monday, December 7, 2009

He Sleeps!!!!

A couple nights after I returned from my vacation, DH and I had had enough of Budderoo waking up SO early and wanting us to take him to bed with us - so we let him cry it out. It only took 1/2 hr of him crying and then he was asleep - so I said "Can we handle 1/2hr of crying through the night"

And so it began...the CIO phase of our sleep training. The first few nights were ROUGH! Budderoo would wake up and scream cry for close to an hour - I would go to his door and say "night night, buddy" and close the door to his crying. He eventually fell back asleep. And...
a week or so later...


He is sleeping through the night, from about 8:15pm - 6:30 when he hears DH in the shower. I am so proud of him - and wonder "why didn't I do this sooner"?