Wednesday, December 30, 2009

Christmas Eve






We had to get everything prepared for the big guy's visit. That included cookies, milk, carrots and reindeer food! Normally we visit with my side of the family on Christmas Eve, but the snow kept us in for the night. Miss E and Baby J enjoyed opening their Christmas Eve gifts from Momma and Daddy!

Monday, December 28, 2009

How was your Christmas?

Ours was wonderful!!! We had a white Christmas! First time in 80 years that we've had a widespread amount of snow!!!

Miss E had a blast playing in the snow. Baby J didn't get to - he would have tried to eat it! We're going to get hit again tomorrow and then once again on Thursday. I'm not sure what I'm going to do with two kids stuck in the house for three straight days besides go crazy, but we'll figure it out.

Miss E has started to play upstairs on her own and she thinks she's such a big girl. The baby just likes to sit on the floor and play with his toys and try to crawl. He's *this* close to crawling but just can't get it done. I have a feeling that my life is going to get doubly difficult with a mobile baby!!! Sometimes we get what we wish for! YAY!

Wednesday, December 23, 2009

And more...






While I was away...


I am going to post some of my favorite pictures I took while I was on my hiatus. I have quite a few, so it may take a couple of posts.

Enjoy!

Tuesday, December 22, 2009

Can Santa just drop the gifts off with no wrapping paper?

I overbought. There, I admit it. My hubby doesn't often read this, so he doesn't know - yet! Here's the problem with overbuying gifts. You have to wrap them. I hate wrapping presents. I've been trying to wrap one or two every day, but those are for family. I haven't even touched the kids gifts. I still have to buy Santa wrapping paper that Miss E hasn't seen.

Santa is exhausting. There I said it. In the future I'm only buying from places where the gifts come pre-wrapped!

Anyone want to bet whether Santa actually wraps his gifts this year?

Saturday, December 19, 2009

Santa Baby!


This was taken a few weeks ago - but Santa this year was better. No more tears, but no smiles either. Neither was sure what to think, but Miss E knew that this scary guy brings toys, so he couldn't be all bad!

Thursday, December 17, 2009

Christmas Parties, Gingerbread Houses - oh my!




Yesterday I was "forced" to attend Miss E's class Christmas Party at her school. We had an encore performance from her school party, which was Monday. It was adorable as you can see by the pictures. Just be happy I'm only subjecting you to a few - I have a hundred!

The party also involved a craft. A craft which became the bane of my existence. I have a third degree burn on my finger and I think the thing cost me $50 bucks - but the kids
had fun!!! Seriously though, I helped hot glue graham crackers to milk cartons and we made gingerbread houses. The kids had a deliciously fun time seeing as half the decorations ended up in their mouths rather than on the houses! Miss E was hoarding m&ms the whole time...she's so much like her momma she squeaks!
You have to love anything that involves tons of icing and candy - right?

Baby J enjoyed the morning too. He got to spend time with Nai Nai and Poppaw. He spent Monday trying to convince Nai Nai she never wanted to watch him again - all he did was scream. So much she had to call me to come settle him down, but yesterday was a much better day. Teething BITES!

I'm going to be playing around with the blog a little today - trying to make it look a little more fun. I may have to contact my friend Diana for a little help!!! :o)