We have a guinea pig! Kessiah has been waiting patiently to get what she wanted...which we still don't have quite what we wanted so I guess she is still being patient. We had intended to buy 2 guinea pigs at the same time, but we haven't been able to get 2 of the same gender with the colors that she wanted. So, we went ahead and got one male and hope to get another one soon. He has been named Milky Way and doesn't suffer from a lack of attention! I am almost looking forward to getting the second one because I think there will be less fighting! I have to set the timer when we have him out because Jenessa wants to hold him as much as Kessiah does. The first day we had him, it was pretty hard to keep the girls focused on school but it has gotten better. For anyone who might think "Ew! Gross...a guinea pig!?!"...he reminds me of a small rabbit without the ears...so he's not too bad!
Friday night was our annual light parade and Civic Center lighting. It wasn't too cold (especially compared to some other years) but of course the girls were still cold and glad to get inside after the parade. We got to see Santa and tried to take a picture, but Kessiah and Jenessa were the only ones who thought Santa was nice enough to have a conversation with!
We bought our Christmas tree yesterday and decorated it today. Ryan really likes to have real trees...so that's what we do. All three girls had a great time pulling out all the Christmas tree decorations and putting them on the tree after Ryan and I put the lights on. It was fun to hear Kessiah and Jenessa commenting on the decorations as they pulled them out of the box..."I forgot about this one," or "I made this one last year."
Ryan put child safety locks on all the kitchen cupboards yesterday. Yeah! Logan has been quite the menace lately getting into the cupboards and creating quite the messes with the treasures that he finds! So, we have put a stop to that! He has been pretty funny lately when I talk to him, he answers my questions with "ya" quite frequently. I ask him if he is tired... "ya", if he is hungry... "ya." It's cute and makes him sound so grown up because he answers appropriately. He has also started bring me his milk cup when he wants more milk. It's nice to know that he is learning to communicate his needs!