31 December 2008

hopes float

Last year on this day I said:

And we hope in 2008 that:

  • I'll get a job - check
  • The other house will sell - nope, but it is rented
  • We will add another Clumber to the family and I will get back to doing fun dog things - half and half -- we added a rescue Clumber and I tried judging dogs, but we continue to wait patiently for a new show dog
  • Our kids will continue to thrive and make us laugh more than cry - check
  • The smallest kid will sleep better, learn to walk, wean, and grow a little more slowly - check
All in all, we did well with our list.

I also looked back on my post of December 30, 2007. I bemoaned the problem of napping children. Not that napping children are a problem, but that having one kid napping nearly all the time certainly cramps one's style. Back then, Eleanor was taking two naps a day and Oliver was napping once a day, smack in between her naps. Perhaps the most significant change this year is that the kids nap at the same time now. On weekends, we can actually plan to do something as a family. And the adults have about 2 kid-free hours in the afternoons. Totally life-changing.


albamaria30 said...

Yay! You made it. Congrats.

Hope 2009 is great for you too, blog- and otherwise!


Eternal Sunshine said...

Congrats on finishing the 365. That's an amazing feat, and one I will NOT be attempting ever! LOL!

Happy New Year to you and yours...

Burgh Baby said...

Happy New Year and congrats on making it through Blog365!

Anglophile Football Fanatic said...

Congrats on finishing! I'm so very impressed with all of you guys who pulled thru.

Trannyhead said...

I'm not looking forward to having a kid nap all day with the multiple kids ... BUT ... I do like that it gives you the opportunity to spend one-on-one time with each kid. At least while you have two ... when you get more than that and are outnumbered, I guess you're just screwed all around.