It is a miracle if you can find true friends, and it is a miracle if you have enough food to eat, and it is a miracle if you get to spend your days and evenings doing whatever it is you like to do, and the holiday season—like all other seasons—is a good time not only to tell stories of miracles, but to think about the miracles in your own life, and to be grateful for them.
–Lemony Snicket, The Lump of Coal
The boys turned 100 today. Days that is. They reflected on life over milk and a fire.
They enjoyed their first Colorado snowfall from the comfort of the family room, the same room where they have enjoyed pretty much everything else.
The Crying Game Update
Same ol’ same ol’. Nothing new to report. We had one five hour stint on Thursday. But for the most part, the boys will make one four hour stretch a night. Most nights. Our little stinker Cros is holding steady at his three-hour intervals. Although we suspect he’s playing us.
We’ve experimented with cribs, with timing and with a little tough love. But so far, not so good. March is looking more and more promising but I’m still holding out for 2012.
I’ve attached a revised calendar. We had a couple of late entries. GOOD THING they got in just under the wire as it could be any day now…
‘Tis the season and we decked the halls.
Cal is trying to angle onto Santa’s good side with some extra kindness toward his brothers. Check out this video (click on link) for a demonstration of Cal being so sweet to his babies. Until, of course, he wasn’t.
Oh Silly Sparkle!
Our Elf on the Shelf, Sparkle, made his debut. Sparkle flies to the North Pole every night to report on Cal’s behavior and returns each morning to a different spot. Our Sparkle must have A LOT to report because his creativity in choosing his appearance spots is a bit lackluster. Hence, I’ve decided to memorialize Sparkle’s posts.
By way of comparison, please Google “Elf on the Shelf” ideas or search the same on Pinterest. There you will find other elves (aided by the Supermoms) who are simply over the top. Sparkle better raise the bar.
And good thing Cal doesn’t compare notes. Yet.