Thursday, December 20, 2007

Have yourself a merry little Christmas

Once upon a time there was a mom who woke her kids up in the morning, fed them breakfast, did a little house work, fed the kids lunch, did some laundry, fed the kids dinner then put them to bed. The next morning she woke up and did it all over again. The End. This is the story of my life these days. It is pretty boring and it is also the reason I haven’t written in a while. I’m not complaining though, things are going well and we are all happy and healthy so I’ll take it.

We have a rule that the kids can not wake Chris or I up before 5am on Christmas morning. Kaylee is really good about following this rule, but you better believe as soon as she sees the clock hit five; every one in our home is awake. She has an alarm clock in her room and she hadn’t changed it since the time change, so it was an hour ahead. She asked Chris or I if we would change it to the right time for her and we told her we were sure she would remember to take an hour away from the time on her clock. In the middle of the night Chris went and changed her clock to right time, so when it was actually 5 am Kaylee thought it was 4 am and so we should have gotten an extra hour of sleep. Notice I said could have, Chris must have gotten to excited, because he woke everyone up at 5:30. This from the guy who was trying to pay the kids to sleep until nine.

We had a good Christmas, after present opening at our house, we went for round two at my mom’s house. I really enjoy that my whole family lives so close that we can all get together so often. My grandma was even able to come down for a visit so it was really nice. For dinner I didn’t really feel like cooking so we went to Sunset Station for the buffet with Chris’s sisters. That really wasn’t the best idea because we ended up having to wait for an hour and a half just to get in, and the prices were kind of high for our kids (Kaylee) who ate sunflower seeds and cornbread. It was fun anyway, and I know we would have spent the same amount of time and money if we had cooked for everyone at home. The only down side is that we didn’t have any left-overs.

I hope everyone enjoyed their Holliday season and we wish you all a Happy New Year.

Saturday, December 15, 2007

Go Elf Yourself

It's the new sensation that's sweeping the nation. I've had a couple of friends send me an "elf yourself" greeting, but it wasn't until Aiden saw one from his cousin's that he decided it would be okay for him to participate. If you haven't seen this yet it's a lot of fun. Follow this link to some hilarity, and if you like it enough, you can even make your own.

And there's even something for the scrooge in your family.

I hope you are all having a fun season.

Wednesday, December 5, 2007

December Already!

I know that Christmas is the same day every year, but it sneaks up on me every time. I looked at the calendar yesterday and I couldn’t believe that Christmas is only three weeks away! I have not done any shopping yet. I think my black Friday experience has soured me on shopping of any kind. I’m sure everything will get done, and I’m not even feeling stress, yet.

We put up our Christmas tree on Monday and when we plugged it in, it looked like a parfait of lights. Every other layer on our pre-lit tree is lit, and I think it will take to long to check all of the lights and figure out which ones need to be fixed, so we’ll probably just put some strands of lights on for now. It is about six years old and last year was the first year we had to replace any lights so it’s been really good for us, but branches are getting bent and now the lights so I think its days are numbered. I haven’t let the kids hang decorations yet because we would just have to take them down again to fix the lights, and it is testing Kaylee’s patience to the limit. She has been carrying her ornaments around in her stocking for two days. It’s kind of funny. I was worried that Dalin would knock the tree over, as he is notorious for getting into things, but I think he is actually afraid of it. Too many things poking out I guess. But like I said the ornaments aren’t on yet so I may be speaking to soon.

Speaking of Dalin he finally gets to go to nursery! It makes me a little sad because he is just so big now. It is really a happy day for Chris because he is the one who has been following Dalin around the halls ever since he learned how to walk and decided there were better things to do than sitting in Sunday school.

That's all I have for now. Have a good day!