Sunday is the beginning of the Chinese New Year celebration. It is the Year of the Pig. Matt was born in the year of the pig, so maybe this will be a lucky year for him. I don't know how we will celebrate yet, but I'm sure Chinese food will be part of the day. It's amazing that last year we were celebrating at the Crandall's house and so much has changed since then! Last year Kamryn was sick and we were still adjusting to life at home with a new one year old and jet-lag after our trip to China. Now we're bonded like superglue but adjusting to a new home.
The last couple of weekends have been full of friends and travel. Last weekend our dear friends the Leagres came to town and stopped by to see us. Kamryn and Anna Li hit it off again as if they've been seeing each other every Friday for playgroup. The boys played great together too as always. Just this Friday, Kamryn and I drove halfway to Indy to play with a couple of other playgroup girls, Camille and Tess. We met at the Fair Oaks Farm and had a great day. Although when we all got on a bus for the tour to go see the cows, Kamryn got so restless and started hysterically crying. It was one of those hyperventilating cries so we didn't go on the tour. Kim had just mentioned too that it reminded her of China being on the bus with the girls. Hmm, I sometimes wonder what goes through Kamryn's mind.
Just have to share one of those moments you wish you had on video. We were watching tv one night and an I-pod commercial came on. Kamryn got up immediately and started dancing so cute throughout the whole commercial. When it was over she just plopped down. She was in her own little world for those 30 seconds or so.
Brendan has made a new friend and has had a couple of playdates with this boy, Nick. I'm so happy that he is making friends. Matthew is too, but hasn't pushed the playdate thing as much as Brendan. They both can't wait for warmer weather to get outside more.
My sister and I are crazy though because on Valentine's Day we took the kids to a sledding hill. It was 17 degrees out and the four older kids stayed out for a half an hour! Kamryn and I went up to the top of hill and just walked back down and got back in the van because it was so windy cold. I am such a wimp in cold weather. Then we met my mom and dad at Baker's Square for dinner and pie so that warmed us up! Kevin was out of town so he missed this fun.
Kevin never knows what jobs I have lined up for him next. When we moved in, the movers just put the furniture in the spot where I thought I would want it, but it's so crazy on moving day, and who really knows how it's all going to look and work out. Well, this weekend Kevin and I moved the furniture from our living room up to our bedroom and then moved stuff that was being stored in the basement up to the living room. We will probably have sore muscles tomorrow. Now I have more stuff to get re-organized. Just when I thought I saw the light at the end of the tunnel . . .