Wednesday, December 30, 2009

Snow Much Fun!!

We got a couple more inches of snow yesturday and since it was relativly warm (right around 30 degrees) we went out to play! The kids had a blast! We made a pile of snowballs and had them ready for when Bryan got home from work and when he came into the backyard Abby and Dylan both hit them with one and ran back for more. They threw those and came back for more and Bryan was like "how many do you have made?!!" It was pretty funny! The har part was getting them all back inside-there were lots of tears and bribing going on so I cant really say who was the winner, the parents for stopping the crying and whining or the kids getting som candy!

Christmas Fun!

Well I have to start out by saying that I am super slacker mom and didn't get any pictures of Christmas this year. I know I am horrible!! The kids had blast of course! Santa brought books this year. To some of you that might sound boring or sad but my kids LOVE LOVE LOVE books. One of the things that was first on Abby's list was Fancy Nancy Christmas book and guess what Santa brought?!! Abby was hilarious!! I don't think that anyone has ever seen a kid so excited to get a book before!! she was screaming and shouting and dancing around! We read it everyday and she sleeps with it! She has also decided that she wants to be Fancy Nancy for Halloween. Dylan has 2 favs among his toys, a shark hot wheel track thing and a clear toolbox to hold all his cars. He carries both everywhere! It is pretty funny. Lacey of course got some Tinkerbell things-her current over-obsession. When she was unwrapping some of the little figures I was like "Wow Lace what did you get?!!" she replied "It's mine". She is totally a 2 year old! My mother-in-law got me Twilight Scene-it! When I saw what it was I was like "Bryan is going to be so mad at you!!!" Bryan was like "oh man!". He knows he is going to have to play it with me! Bryan's fun thing this year was a remote control helicopter which took a couple tries to get the hang of it. The kids like to watch him fly it but I am not sure how they feel about diving for cover when it hit something and spirals out of control! So Christmas was all around good at our house and we are looking forward to ringing in the New Year with so good friends!

Wednesday, December 16, 2009

Merry Christmas!!

I think this has become a yearly thing now! Then kids love it and want to watch it all the time but as for me it gets a little old after awhile I mean for real how many times can you really watch it?!!!
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Tuesday, December 15, 2009

Holiday Danc'n!

Here is Abby at her Holiday Recital. I felt kinda bad for her because she really wants long hair and for the recital all the girls had to have thier hair up in a ponytail with the red scrunchie and everyone has these long ponytail and poor Abby just had this poof of curls sitting on the top of her head! She did really well considering the last rehearsal was canceled because of all the snow we had. I only wish she would look straight ahead instead she keeps looking at the girl next to her, I mean she knows the dance!! I asked her about that and she said " well she knows it better than me so I was just making sure". We only stayed for her dance and not for the finale this year because my kids a Santa issues and he was making an appearance at the finale, plus after last year I wasn't taking any chances!! Also 2 posts down are some clips of Abby's Christmas concert at school. I started the post and then was having trouble with the videos loading so it took a while to finish it so anyway she had a great time at both and did a very good job and is super adorable if I do say so myself!!

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Friday, December 11, 2009

Bummer!

Look at this nastiness!!! We got way too much snow at one time, about 8 inches. It was all wet heavy stuff with a nice layer of slush under it so after you shoveled it iced over. Very nice huh?! Abby got 2 days off of school. I got 2 days of craziness. I have been couped up with 5 kids with all this snow and I am dying to get out of the house!! After I get Abby from school we are totally headed for the store! I need a break from my house! I feel that snow is only good for Christmas before that and after I really have no need for it. It looks pretty but I really dont like it. We couldnt even go play in the snow because it was way way too cold, like wind chill in the negatives cold. So not cool!!! All I can really say is that I was super glad that I didnt have to deliver papers in it!!

Sing Loud!!

Abby had a little Christmas Concert at school on last Monday. They had an in-school performance espsecially for grandparents so I went to that since none of her grandparents were able to make it and then the whole fam went to the evening show. She was so excited and I have to say that I was too because after listening to the songs for the last month I was glad to see how they all went together!! She even got to play the triangle in one of the songs-she didn't tell us that so it was a fun suprise!
She couldnt find us befor ethe concert started so she kept looking through out the whole thing so that is why sometimes she looks mad!
I tried to get a clip of each of her songs-the one I love isnt loading up of course so once I can get it to work I will post it! The videos are a little shaky well alot shaky actually but I was holding Lacey and she doesn't stay very still!! So sorry about that and Mom just close your eyes and listen and then you might not get sick!!! hahahaha!!! video
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Sunday, December 6, 2009

Happy December!

Well Happy December everyone!! I have been a little m.i.a. lately, I have bronchitis again and it has really been kicking my butt!! This round has lasted 3 weeks and counting. Totally not cool. But at least my energy is up so I can actually get some stuff done like get all the Christmas decor up. That has been nice! I know this pic is blurry but they are all smiling so nicely!! It is hard to get a pic of Dylan where he is smiling a good smile-here is the in-focus pic for comparrison! You choose! lol!!
I usually make the girl's Christmas dresses but being sick this year and with the horrible boys I babysit I just didnt have the time or the energy to do it so I found them some super cute ones at Target! If you know me then you know that everything has to match and coordinate well while I was out shopping I ran into a matching problem. Noone has girl dresses that cooridinate with the boy sunday stuff! They were completly different shades or just different colors altogether!! It drove me nuts!! So I just had to suck it up and deal with it this year-but I wasnt happy about it!
We celebrate St. Nicholaus Day at our house. It is a tradition my family picked up when I was little and living in Germany and something I have carried with in my own little family. The kids totally love it! They were way excited to put out thier shoes and to see what they got in the morning. I kept asking them if they were good enough for a toy or if they thought they were going to get sticks. Abby and Dylan both assured me that they were good enough for toys!!
I guess they were good enough for a littel something fun.....this time!!