Dec 31, 2012

Christmas, gastro and so spolied!

Christmas came and went with one over excited little girl who's sleeping pattern went to hell in a hand basket!  Since Christmas day Cailyn has had a viral gastro issue.  We have been busy cleaning up random vomits, messy diapers and cuddling up with a sick little lamb.  Overall she has been feeling ok, just the randomness of it makes it difficult.  We were supposed to go to a friends house for New Year's eve celebrations tonight but have opted out due to Cailyn not feeling well and also - the possible cleaning bill of said friends white carpets!   Today we opted to buy some Pedialite and gripe water to see if this helps at all.  Cailyn was of course spoiled, mainly by her Aunt Christine who gave her loads of clothes, an alphabet abacus and a whole pile of books!  Grandma and Grandpa gave her a Leapfrog lap top and light up shoes! Uncle Stan and Elena gave her Rosita - a Sesame Street doll, some washable markers and a puzzle.  Needless to say, we had to rearrange our house to accommodate all the new toys!

Tearing open a gift!

And another...

Thank you momma for the gift!

Old school - Teletubbies bought off eBay were a hit!

Mark and Cailyn open a gift from Australia....

OMG it is soooo soft! She loved it!   Pretty sure it is a kookaburra???

Taking all 4 Teletubbies to her room

Oops - see what I have- I dropped two but that's ok!

Mid December we celebrated my 40 something birthday. Cailyn and Mark gave me some beautiful meaningful charms for my bracelet - one was Cailyn's birthstone! Cailyn enjoyed blowing out the candle with me on my cake.

Scary looking mommy!
Scary mommy again but a HAPPY girl!

Hanging out in the toy box
We got a load of snow on December 27th and Cailyn mostly enjoyed the experience - I say mostly as when she toppled over face first into the cold white fluffy stuff she hated it and cried, and tried to wipe it off with her mittens, also covered in snow which just made the whole situation worse.



  1. Such cute photos. Sorry she is not feeling well. Happy New Year and a great year ahead for all of you.

  2. Yep, it's a kookaburra. Close relative to the koala who's relaxing on top of the toy box - lol. Love, love the snow shots. And Xmas Elmo and Cookie. Where on earth did you manage to find them??

    Glad to hear the belly bug is nearly over. Not a nice thing to have anytime of the year, but especially not nice over xmas.


  4. Looks like you had a great birthday and Cailyn had the best christmas!!Sorry to hear that she got gastro..poor thing.Hope she gets better soon....
    Happy New Year to you all,may it be the best year yet and all your wishes and dreams come true!!!


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