Monday, December 21, 2009

A Very Busy Week.

It's been a countdown to Christmas this week at our place.

With so much to do at such a fast pace.

Aquinna has swimming which she thinks is great.

When it's time for her to go she really can't wait.

Garrett and Sam had a 'holiday' concert at school.

The crowd was a pain but their songs were so cool.

We decorated houses with graham crackers and sweets.

And on a firetruck Santa came down our street.

Garrett advanced on the wolf trail.

Such a proud moment for his Mom as well.
Sammy's dance stuff kept us on the go,

With pictures and practices and the big show.

Finally now we get to rest.

A few days 'til Christmas and we're all acting our best.

Just chillin' out in our holiday socks.

Merry Christmas to all..we hope your holiday rocks!!

Monday, December 14, 2009

December is Here

So of course, I waited 'til as long as possible to start my Christmas decorating. Sadly it started on the 5th of the month. (I know, such a long wait.) Riggles was ready to put the tree up...yet I was the one doing the work while he and Benny tried to figure out the instructions. Which is a picture of the tree with color names next to each layer of branches. This was after I all ready had half the tree up in the correct color order. Kinda easy if you put the biggest on first and work your way up with the smallest on top. And yet the boys gave up. In the end I was rewarded with a Merry kiss.

Mistletoe? We don't need no stinkin' mistletoe!

The decorating of the tree took a little over a week. I knew with a couple of crawling babies in the house it is gonna be quite a chore for everyone to keep them away from the ornaments. But for the kids' sake I pulled out the ornaments just as the got home from school to make some wonderful, lasting memories of tree decorating.

And I finally finished my nativity. I would've loved to do it a lot sooner because I enjoy painting, but it's the mess that keeps me from it. If I didn't have to clean up I would have a lot more projects going on.
Stay with JoAnna, I am starting Gingerbread house building on the 15Th of Dec. I am sure to have plenty of pictures. And we received some Christmas socks to wear for our Christmas family picture....Hopefully that post with the next one too.