Thursday, December 28, 2006

Catching Up

Well, Christmas came and went. It was a great time and we received LOTS of wonderful gifts. Christmas Eve we had dinner at Pam and Dan's. The girls, especially Becca enjoyed the evening. Becca was so happy because she didn't have to share the toys with her cousin Kynzie. (That's the Christmas spirit, right?) Scott, Tonya, Delainey, Kynzie, and Max do other family things on Christmas Eve, so they were not there. We ate dinner earlier than in the past, which gave us more time the remainder of the evening. After watching a bit of A Christmas Story we headed out to look at some lights. The girls started getting sleepy, so we were home and had them in bed by 8:30.

Christmas morning.....Would you believe it--the girls didn't wake up until 7:30. Amazing! Every other day they have me up before 6:30. So we had to rush around and that really sucked. We saw what Santa left and opened a present, but we had to be back to Pam and Dan's by 8:30. We got there a few minutes late, but no big deal. The presents were all still there waiting for us. There was soooooooo much over there. It is like this every year, but it never ceases to amaze me. After we hung out there for a while, we made a drop at our house and headed to my mom's house. It is a little more toned down over there. We ate a bit there after gift opening, then headed back home for naps. But naps didn't happen. We spend the next four hours opening toy boxes.

Why or why do toys have to be packaged like they are? It is just horrible! All the tape and wires and the Barbie hair is sewed down. It just sucks.

Then it was time for left over dinner back over at Pam and Dan's.

We were tired when we got home, but it was fun.

I am not very good at the photo taking during these type of days. I'm too busy trying to help the girls and not really able to be taking their photos. And Bridget is just plain tired of me snapping the camera at her. She just runs off. So, I have a few and even fewer of Bridget.

(I typed this up some time ago. I still cannot get my photos to load. So you know the story, maybe someday soon I'll get some pics to go with)

Thursday, December 07, 2006

My recent project

I saw this project in a magazine and I had all the things needed to make it, so I made it. It is a cute advent calender. It is just thick enough to hold those chocolate coin candies. Each of the little circles lifts up for the treat.

Sunday, December 03, 2006

Playing in the Snow

It amazes me that the girls want to go out and roll around and eat the snow. It is so cold. They must be numb. As I stood and shivered, they laughed and played. Becca was much more into eating the snow than Bridget was. Bridget wanted to make snow angels and throw it all around.