- Kids and I had a fun first week with playdates and a mall trip before Rich was off work.
- Kids had a sleepover party at Grandparents Cumpata with cousins.
- Family Christmas on the Cumpata side lasts a solid 8 hours with great fun, gifts, and food.
- Paige's pet hamster died (just reaching its average lifespan of 2 years) the day before her birthday.
- Decide to get her a pet parakeet for her birthday (requires a disclaimer...because of our only-one-pet-at-a-time rule, we had already gotten her a different birthday present knowing she REALLY wanted a bird . Dead hamster made us do it.)
- New bird is awesome, but turns out it's so docile because it's sick and dies overnight (Christmas Eve). Paige handles it gracefully.
- Had a great Christmas morning!
|Paige and Cousin Kate|
|It was a rockin' good time that went into the morning...|