Thursday, December 20, 2007

Almost Christmas!!

Wow!! I can't believe that Christmas is just days away. It seems like the month of December has just flown by!! We have been here at Fort Benning now for almost 3 weeks, and things have improved since we got moved to our new hotel. I will spare you the details, but let's just say our accomadations at first were less than comfortable (think, crappy dorm room with frat boys screaming at 5am instead of 11pm). Now we are in a hotel on base that is much more "hotel-like". We have a bedroom and a living area with a small kitchenette. We have a two burner stove, microwave and a toaster and most importantly (not that we need it anymore) we have AIR CONDITIONING!!!

Our activities have been much the same over the last week or so. We've gone to the pool, seen Santa Claus and visited local area activities, including Hollywood Entertainment- an indoor theme park. We went putt-putting and Harbin had a blast riding on some of the small thrill rides. Catherine got to ride her first carousel, and even Scott and I got to join in the fun (more fun if we were about 20 years younger!)

Catherine has been growing and progressing so much since we got here. Her comprehension is so impressive and now I can tell her to go and find her juice/paci/baby and she will go find it. She has picked up sign language since we were down here and uses "please" and "more" all the time. She can do th esign for "eat" but I don't know that she has quite figured out when to use it. I have been trying to teach her "thank you" and she does it like she is blowing a kiss. So pretty much thank you and I love you are the same right now, but that's ok. She has really enjoyed the full length mirror we have in our hotel. She loves to "find the baby" and give her kisses!! (Harbin enjoys himself in the mirror.)

Harbin left Tuesday to go up to Chattanooga with my in-laws. My mother-in-law sets up a huge train display under her tree at Christmastime and she wanted him to be able to play with it some. They are going to bring him back on Friday and babysit both kids so Scott and I can go and celebrate our 5 year anniversary.
It's hard to believe that I am in my second trimester, but this pregnancy just keeps trucking along. I thought it would go slowly, but I am amazed that I am already 13 weeks pregnant!

Well that's all for now. I will wish everyone a Very Merry Christmas and will post pics as soon as time allows me after Christmas morning.

The mom.


Amy said...

Great Christmas Picture! Hope you have a great Christmas. Hurry home.

Jessica said...

Great pictures!! You're slacking - not updating as often, and not commenting on my blog in a while. I don't care that you're pregnant, living out of your car and it's Christmas :) j/k Call me when you get a chance - I want to hear how things are going!