I definitely plan to pass on the thank-you-note writing tradition to Ashtyn and Lincoln. At the moment, Ashtyn's handwriting looks oddly similar to Arabic, so I'm thinking we'll start in a few years. But I think it's worth passing on. What about you? Do you think writing thank-you notes is something the next generation will leave behind? I know that I never give a gift with an expectation of a thank-you letter. But it is nice to receive one.
Speaking of Miss Ashtyn, so Jeff heated up a frozen mac-n-cheese meal for her at lunch today. He didn't realize until he opened it that there were tiny jalapeno pieces in it, but once he did, he tried to take out most of them for her before she sat down to eat. He overlooked a few though. When Ashtyn found one, she cried out, "Daddy, why did you leave plants in my food?!" :) Adorable. The kids are really at such a fun stage. I wish I could record them but it's hard to catch the hilarious moments because you never know when they're coming. I need to record Ashtyn's prayers, though, because they're so sweet. They're almost always exactly the same. This is what she says usually:
"Thank you for this love. Thank you for this food. Thank you for our friends. Thank you for God's birthday. Thank you for God protecting us. And AAAAAAMEN." Precious, I know. Lincoln is trying to talk a little more. Mostly he says "Ba-ba" when he wants something (usually the bottle). But he's started referring to his blanket as "B." He loves to just follow Ashtyn around. Tonight Ashtyn said loudly, "Linc, I know you want me, but I need to be alone!" So cute.
Well, after all the flu-ness we endured during Christmas, Jeff has now come down with a sinus infection and I think I have one too. Sinus pressure and congestion. It's been a winter filled with doctor bills over here, I'm telling you. Here's hoping we start to get back to normal next week!