Thursday, December 25, 2008

Merry Christmas, Feliz Navidad, Frohliche

Merry Christmas Constant Reader(s)

The Team is with Opa and Oma C in WV.

After a rather painless and quick trip from our house to theirs. No Land speed record were broken or anything but we made good time with all the other people going Westward.

Christmas Eve and Christmas very low key. Given the current economic situation Mrs. HT and myself decided one present for each other and not alot for the wee man.


Big day. Wee man only gets 2 gifts but they are very well received.

he gets Elmo live. (From oma and opa) .. and a electric fire truck that he can drive. From us

pictures included....

Monday, December 22, 2008

Merry, Merry, Merry!

Although we haven't had snow of any consequence here of late, the winter solstice arrived yesterday with a blustery wind! It was COLD yesterday and its COLD today. I thought I was dreaming when I started the car and the temperature gauge read 15 degrees. It hasn't been that cold here in a while. The sun is shining so we can all be thankful for that!

We are heading off to the mountains of West By God Virginia to spend time with Oma and Opa Casto on Christmas Day. We hope to visit some old friends and attend a wedding in the 'burg.

The wee man is a jabbering fool. He loves to talk and run and jump! I'll upload some new pics of him. The last time we checked he was 36 inches tall (yes 3 feet tall at 21 months old). We have a Charlie Brownesque Christmas tree that is artificial up right now. We weren't sure how the wee man's allergies would do with a live one so we opted for the 3 ft. mini tree.

Saturday, December 6, 2008

Argh....Toddler Germs Suck!

Why is it that when a kid gets sick and then passes it on to an adult it's always worse than what the kid had? Wee man had a stomach virus that Oma MB unfortunately caught (HT and Mrs. HT luckily skirted the virus valiantly). Said stomach virus dissipated, but his weakened immune system allowed for a cold to sneak in. Mrs. HT took the little guy to the Dr. on Thursday when the "barking" began. Yes, the poor kid sounds like he's barking when he coughs. We haven't mastered how to blow our nose yet, so it is a constant struggle to overcome the runny nose. So Mommie now has the cold and feels like crap. Hopefully it will go quickly and we can resume a healthy house!

On a side note - It SNOWED today. Only a little bit, but it's really starting to feel like winter.