- I cannot even put into words how much I love listening to Cormac read. His ability to read in general is amazing but what makes me the happiest is the inflection in his voice in all the right places; his excitement when he reads a sentence with an exclamation point and how his voice rises with questions. To think when he was born we weren't sure we would ever hear him speak is just mind boggling. We are in such a great place with him.
- Calleigh's emerging language. She has a long way to go but has also come a long way. Getting her to actually use her words when she is upset is a whole other issue. But when she says "Where's brothers?" and answers herself "Oh brothers at school" or when I say to her "where is Daddy?" She used to say "Daddy work" and now she says "Daddy's working". Baby steps but I will take them.
- Christmastime...I love everything about it. I love to see it through my children's eyes. My heart melts when Colin tells me "Mom, Christmas isn't all about getting. It's about giving and Jesus' birthday". I hope he remembers this always.
- Hot chocolate with candy cane stirrers. This is a big favorite of the boys right now. I prefer mine with a little peppermint schnapps but we try and keep it kid friendly.
- Warm temperatures in December. We have been able to play outside and at the park more than usual. Today, not so much. It's freezing but supposed to be back up to 60 on Saturday.
- I love how Ciaran loves Math. He is great at it and it gives him confidence which he tends to lack sometimes. He can't wait to do his math homework each night.
- Sweet Colin. Sweet, sweet Colin. His smile changes his entire face. His heart is worn on his sleeve. He is either all in or all out. There is no in between. He calls my Mom and step father almost every day all on his own. I always know he is calling because he asks first but I never ask him or tell him to do it. He talks to them about his day. I just love hearing his side of the coversation.
I wonder years from now if the kids will like reading this and be happy I kept a journal of their childhood or will they not even be interested? Either way I still plan on printing this for them. I hope it's something they will treasure.