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Holiday Time and a bit of randomness

I love the holidays - especially being able to experience them through Callie's eyes. I have learned more about the area we live in these past few months than I ever have. We have been trying to take advantage of as much as we can and this weekend we stayed very busy.
We started out at the reindeer festival at a local zoo - which was SO much fun. I think Preston and I enjoyed it as much as Callie did. Since it is a local zoo, it is very small and never crowded. We were able to get up close to the animals and let the reindeer sniff our fingers. What a great experience!
We were a bit tentative at first when she realized that they were able to work their antlers through the gate but very soon she didn't mind at all (I think that one was Rudolph)
Letting them sniff her hand
We then took a tour of the rest of the zoo to see what other animals we could find. We were able to see the tigers pretty close up, which she loved! The cougars also came over to us to say hello (I think it was…

Complete and Total Exhaustion

So, Callie has come down with a case of croup (good ol'daycare) and we had a VERY rough night on Sunday. She was up every 20 mins - hour coughing. Luckily Preston was home and we took turns with her - eventually I ended up sleeping with her in the chair (although she still woke up coughing every hour) because I didn't have to work on Monday. Needless to say, we were not a very exciting family Monday night. We were all in bed by 8 and Callie continued to get up a bit but not nearly as much as the night before. The last time I went in to see her was about 11 - the next thing I knew it was time for me to get up for work. When Preston got up, I made the comment "she slept better than on Sunday" and he just looked at me and laughed. Apparently, she got up a bunch in the middle in the night and I was just too exhausted to realize it. He said I was so out of it that one time I told him it was the rain, not Callie crying.....I'm going to choose my version of the story an…