Ok, so we didn't really spend Christmas with the Eskimos. We actually have been privileged to spend Christmas in Alaska with Josh's whole family! I was able to meet Rachel's husband Todd, and Megaera and Timmy. We were able to re-introduce Ruth to Aunt Rachel, Uncle Aaron and her cousin Sam. Sam tried to teach Shalom how to walk, and believes he taught Ruth to walk backwards!
Ruth and Shalom are doing well up here in the Great White North. Ruth was able to play out in the snow yesterday with her Grandpa (his first day off since Sunday) and her Papa. It took her a bit to like the cold, though. Shalom decided to try out a growth spurt while in Alaska, and due to her tremendous chomping abilities, has everyone convinced that she has teeth coming in! Ruth is also picking up new phrases like "Thank You."
My sweet little baby girl, Shalom, has taken up a new exercise. It seems while we were all asleep, Shalom crept out into the living room, and was practing her new "Marine Crawl." Yes, you heard me, Shalom is scooting across the floor on her belly, elbows and knees. Not only that, Josh is actually ENCOURAGING her to crawl by putting things in front of her to scoot towards!!! With a husband like that who needs enemies!?!?!? (NOTE: For all you worried Mom's out there, Shalom did not actually get out of our room - I was adding that for effect!)
That's about it from The Larson's. Hope your Christmas was a fun one filled with memories of joy with family!
Josh, Rebekah, Ruth and Shalom