Harper had a good December. She got to do lots of Christmas things and enjoy tons of holiday surprises. It is such a magical time for kids, but I was definitely ready for it to be over at the end. It's also kind of exhausting! She had a birthday party for her dance class friend, Evelyn and she had a blast. We love the girls we go to dance with, they are sweet and fun and I really enjoy spending time with their moms. We also picked and sold our last batch of pecans. Man, that was definitely a learning curve. We also lost all the pecans from our tree by the pond. Not sure if animals took off with them or people came and poached them, but they were there one day and gone the next. Sad, we missed out on about 50 more pounds. We will have to figure it out for next year.
Harper is such a big kid. She talks so well now and uses words that I know I didn't teach her. She has also used a few words I wish she wouldn't... We talk about how they aren't appropriate, but I'm more to blame for those than she is. She likes to know exactly what is going on. She dislikes it when Cody and I argue, she tells us we have to talk nice. She is a little more opinionated these days than is really appropriate but she is learning. The threes are definitely hard.
Before Christmas, Harper got to open a few small things from other friends. Kara came up a few weeks before and she got a mermaid for the bath which was awesome because she has been fighting the bath for awhile now. Ironically, she loves the bath, she just won't stop what she is doing to go get in it. So she fights it every night. But the mermaid is a good incentive. She also got mail, which she was so excited about. She got a christmas card with stickers in it from Aunt Stacy. She was super excited because stickers are big with her right now. Cody also had to take some pictures to send to the sisters to show him using his awesome new mug. It seriously is hilarious - just his face on a coffee mug.
After Christmas, Harper had a blast playing with all her new toys. For days, she just played in her playroom and needed nothing from us. She loved all the things she got. She walked around with her Doc mobile and Frozen microphone. We finally spent some time explaining all the extra things they did around day 4. And she loves to play Magna-Tiles with Cody. They build as big of a tower as they can and use every piece.
One day, we came home to find a possum stuck up the tree in our backyard. I'm not sure why it came to our backyard, but Dixie was not going to let it down. So we tried for a few days to get it down but it wouldn't budge. Cody even tried shooting it with a bebe gun to scare it off, but it was definitely more scared of Dixie. Finally, one night the dogs must have been sleeping in their house because it left in the middle of the night. That would have been the day that we killed it too, because after a few days of not eating or sleeping, I would have been extremely scared for that possum to come down nicely.