Just a quick run down of the latest in the Gusty household.
Avery had her first Halloween experience, a rather chilly one at that. She went dressed as a chicken (the same costume her brother wore for his first Halloween) Logan went as Superman and took home quite a haul of candy. I think there's still some in the cupboard.
November brought many ups and downs. Miss Avery popped her first four teeth all in one weekend, and was quite miserable in the process. Logan continues to love school, but has also picked up some attitude along the way. He's doing excellent with his reading and writing, and seems to practice both every chance he gets. He's always asking what things say, and is trying to sound things out. It's such a neat thing to watch him learn.
Avery has become quite the trouble maker, and loves getting into everything she possibly can. And knows when she's doing something she's not supposed to, because she laughs and crawls away in the other direction. Yes, still crawling, but walking along everything. Just doesn't want to work on the walking with help from mom or dad. As soon as we grab her hands to walk with her, she plops down on her butt.
Putting up the Christmas tree brought a whole new set of challenges, as now our tree has ornaments on the top 1/2 only, because unlike her brother, Avery is not afraid to 'get-in' the tree and reach what she wants. So we will not be putting gifts under the tree ahead of time like usual.
The week of thanksgiving was hard around here. The Monday before thanksgiving, Richard was let go at work. Huge shocker, and definitely bad timing. But he's doing okay with it now, and is enjoying his time home with the kids, and just about has the basement finished. So now we'll just get through the holidays and wait for the interviews to start pouring in after the first :)
And as usual December has been crazy! We had Logan's church Christmas program, school Christmas program, company Christmas party, choir and hand bell practices and performances, Logan has started basketball and has two practices this month. We're going to see Wicked, Avery's 1st birthday and a trip up north after Christmas, which includes the most exciting event of the month, my sister Joanna and Jeff are getting married, and Jamie and I are planning a co-ed bachelor/bachelorette party. The events are a surprise, but we promise to behave:)
So that's it in a nutshell. I'm hoping to get back to regular blogging after the holidays, as my grandpa is not very happy with me these days, and I don't want to lose my status as the favorite grandchild (love you grampy)
Hope everyone has a very Merry Christmas and a fantastic start to the new year!