Well, I suppose it would be interesting to read a post about our New Year's Eve and how exciting it was, and the champagne and music and party hats, perhaps us dancing the night away....
But the truth is ... I fell asleep right around 10:30pm last night and woke up at midnight to the sound of a few of my kids yelling "Happy New Year!" and ringing all the bells and cranking all the noise makers that I had bought them the day before. They ran up to my room, threw open the door and said, "Mom! Happy New Year!" and I barely lifted my head off the pillow, muttering a sleepy "Happy New Year" in response...and then I went back to sleep.
Pregnancy and New Year's Eve. Not a good mix.
Anyway, so it's the start of a new year, and as always I'm excited about that. A new year, a fresh start, new possibilities, new chances to do better and to be better...and in our case, a new family member in May! So yes, I'm excited for 2013. And normally I make a New Year's Resolution. I always take about two or three days to complete my list, after much thought and editing. But this year? This year I'm cheating. That's right. Cheating. Today I FOUND a great list and I'm borrowing it! It's 100% about mothering ~ being the BEST mom you can be. You can read it here, and while you are there, take a look around at this mom's wonderful blog! I love, love, love her blog! She's a mom to seven children, and if you like my blog even a little bit, you will LOVE hers! So go check it out when you have some time.
Today we spent our day in pajamas. It was one of those days, but in a good way. I spent some time putting Christmas decorations away and taking ornaments off the tree. I also made cookies with Avery and made a bead bracelet with Aria. I watched reruns of I Love Lucy and The Dick Van Dyke Show which totally bored my kids but made me laugh. Then I slept. And slept some more. And then I woke up and made pea soup! It was my first time making pea soup, and it came out pretty good. But of course my finicky eaters didn't like it (Aria and Andrew) or flat out wouldn't try it (Avery and Audriana) but yet my hearty I'll-eat-anything-when-I'm-hungry eaters loved it. (Aislynn, Alex and A.J.) The other two (Anthony and Afton) weren't home to try it. We saved them some!
I liked it, by the way, and will be making it again soon, despite my finicky eaters!
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