We have not been good about posting since we got back. Both Inara and Alba were jet lagged and they tag-teamed Maria with staying up at night. A few nights ago they actually took turns crying. Alba would stop when Inara started and wait until she needed to take a breath. Constant screaming. It would have been funny if it hadn't been so awful.
My grandfather passed away shortly after we got back and that was a massive drag on any desire I had to post anything.
Anyways time moves on and both the girls are getting back into the groove. Maria still isn't though.
Anyways Maria wants to do a 'Merica post so I'll leave that to her and focus on the Christmas build up.
Inara has specified that all gifts delivered from Santa are hers. All of them. Even those delivered to other houses. She was quite sure of this. We got her grandmother a gift and she asked who it was for. I explained and she said that was wrong. It was hers as it would be given on Christmas. I said that wouldn't work and grandma would be sad. She pondered that and relented. Grandma could keep the gift but SHE would open it. Completely reasonable.
Alba seems to be a pagan as she has shown no interest in the Christmas spirit.
Here are a few pictures of the Christmas build up in our house.
|Inara got this from Maria's cousin. She seems to like it. I guess?|
|This is the gingerbread house that Casja built. RIP. 12/21/13 - 12/22/13|
|Inara was much more interested in the cookies and putting candy on them. The house was okay though. RIP most of the pictured cookies.|
|Alba starting bike lessons. She seems to have real ability! Look at that look in her eyes. She is focused. She may also have been pooping.|
|Definitely pooping here.|
|Who is that handsome man behind you Alba?|
|They both wanted to be carried. We'll see how long they allow the other one to be carried at the same time.|