We arrived back in California on the evening of New Year's Day. Lauren and Joe, and their daughter, Sidonie (3), arrived shortly after we did. They're in process of moving from London to Prescott, AZ and decided to grace us with their presence while living in limbo.
Things 1-3 are so excited to have a cousin in the house. Thing 4 is teething/fighting a cold and probably couldn't care less . . . poor kid. But as long as he gets his bananas, blankie, and a boob he should be just fine.
We've spent the last week un-Christmas-ing the house (I've got at least another week of work to go) and getting back into a more typical routine. School, piano lessons, kid chores, activity days, homework, grocery-ing, PTA, laundry, vacuuming, church . . . how did I ever think life would be less busy once the holidays were over?