The Holidays

This year the holidays just seem like they're flying by. I can't believe next week is Christmas already! We had Thanksgiving at my mom's house. My mom made her famous duck with sticky rice inside and ordered more than enough food from Chinatown restaurant. We had leftovers for the rest of the week! Cady also got well adjusted to Nathaniel. When we got there, she kept going into his room. He would be sleeping and I would pull her out, then she would just walk right back in there. Then when she wasn't in his room, she would cry out "di di, di di!" It was pretty funny.

The day after Thanksgiving (Black Friday), we end up going to Carter's and buying Cadence an entire new winter wardrobe which she will only be able to wear this winter. That drives me crazy! I'm all about buying things that will last a long time and even though all the items were cheap, they really added up really fast. And of course both me and Julian are suckers for cute baby clothes. When we see it, we sometimes just have to buy it cos it's so cute. But times have changed. This year, we bought nothing for ourselves on Black Friday. Everything was for Cady. And I'm kind of glad. Both of us admitted that we just don't want to shop anymore and there's nothing that we really want for ourselves. God's probably preparing us in case I don't work when Baby #2 comes.

Work has been really stressful the past three weeks, but it's calmed down a lot. It'll probably get really busy again after the holidays, but I'm looking forward to the next 2 weeks off. I've spent the last 3 weeks in a lot of meetings where people complain about budgeting (which is what I do). I would spend my nights working and talking to co-workers at 10pm. Whenever I get home from work, I'm too exhausted to play with the Cady even though I would think about her all day missing her. In the mean time, the house is a mess and I have to maintain the house on top of all this which is pretty much just washing the dishes. So you could imagine the rest of the house not getting any of my attention. I've had no time to Christmas shop until now. I wanted to make cookies for people and invite people over for dinner, but I've had no time.

On the other hand, Cadence vocabulary is increasing slowly. She now knows how to shay "How are you?" I don't know where she got that from. Sometimes I think she's trying to say " I love you". She can say I love you in Chinese which is "Ai ni" for short. She learned that from Leslie who is taking Chinese now in college. One thing that Cady does do now is yell whenever she wants anything. I don't like it when she does that. She'll yell then say "please". I'm trying to get her to just say "please" and stop the yelling

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