On December 15th, we moved to a new apartment. Between the move and the holidays, I haven't had time to post anything! These things happen. :-)
Because we moved right before the holidays, Christmas didn't get the build up that I generally like to have. Not much in the way of baking and very little in the way of decorating. It was a little sad, but at least we are moved and we won't be doing that again for a very long time! (We have vowed to not rent ever again after this! We'll see if that still holds up in a few years.)
Touma and I were lucky enough to be invited to my friend Melanie's for Christmas dinner and the afternoon. Touma had a lot of fun running around after big kids (ages 8, 6, and 5) and it was nice to not have to spend the day with just the two of us.
Christmas night we left for my mother-in-laws for the New Year. We were gone nearly two weeks. Touma had a great time and I mostly did too. However, I do believe that two weeks away from home and sleeping on the floor on a futon was just too much. Since this is the last time we'll be able to visit for awhile, it was ok, but I'm not going to do "floor sleeping" while pregnant ever again! It's just not comfortable!
I will have to post some pictures from our time away. We really did have fun. Touma learned to like strawberries... picked straight from the vine! We went on a strawberry picking expedition and my goodness those berries were delicious. The small farm had a lot of interest in picking over the new year, so we could only pick and eat, but not take any home. That was fine by me! I have never had such delicious berries before. YUM!
We also went to the aquarium in Shimonoseki. Touma's favorite part was probably the ramp that went all the way down to the bottom of the big penguin tank. He ran all the way down and just loved every moment. He did enjoy the fish and the penguins, but the ramp was seriously the highlight. Give him a few years and the dolphins and fish might start to win his attention.
Hope everyone else had a lovely holiday season! Due to the upheaval around the holidays I took a break from cards of any sort. Next year, I'll pick it up again.