Friday, December 23, 2011

ADVENTure Day 23: Out-of-Town Overnight Guests

Christmas is all about family. We've had the privilege of spending the past two weeks with all sorts of friends and family, with something planned nearly every night. Lucky for us, the Thomas family was headed south for the holidays and stopped in for a visit. Chris, Stephanie, Anna and Emi joined us for caroling around our neighborhood last night (so fun!) and for a trip about town today. We took them to Dublin and Pleasanton to show them around some different communities and happened upon this great park where the kiddos got out to play:

It's been so fun coming up with a new little adventure every day. It is a good reminder to celebrate the small things each day, as it is always an adventure with two little ones. :)

Daddy and Sam at the swings:

And because it's too good to leave out, I close with a very funny Maddie story. She's been struggling with sassiness and so we've been really trying to address the way she speaks to us and to others. Tonight she wasn't obeying and was having a lot of attitude so she lost a privilege and had to head upstairs to get dressed for bed. When we got to her room she continued to try and negotiate/argue with me about what she wanted, after I had clearly stated that we were finished discussing. When I cut her off to explain as such, this is what she said: "Mom, I don't like the way you're talking to me. If this is a mountain [making a peak with the tips of her fingers pressed together], you are at the peak of sassiness. If this is a pie [hands shaped into a round circle], you are a whole pie of sassy." I nearly choked, snorting and laughing all at the same time. Needless to say, that moment of discipline didn't happen the way I planned.

Where does she come up with this stuff??!!!

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