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Showing posts from December, 2009

Rip-Roarin New Years Eve

This was last New Year's Eve-

Yeah, not the best New Year's Eve ever. Brendan broke his leg in two places on the 30th. The 31st was spent in misery (pretty much both of us) and on painkillers (only him). He went to bed early and I stayed up and watched TV. Woo Hoo.

Compared to that- absolutely anything is an improvement. This year Brendan is off twisting balloons along with his brother and some friends of ours. Woo Hoo- big money. Of course, that means I am at home without him. And did I mention taking care of our kids and two extra?

So far, its been pretty good. They played with toys for a while. We all had spaghetti for dinner. There was a spaghetti throwing incident but that's mostly my fault. What was I thinking leaving four kids with plates full of spaghetti alone for even a minute?

Yeah, only a small bit of it is visible in the picture.

Everyone needed some cleaning up afterward. I'm glad I thought to take off everyone's shirts first.

Yeah- there's no sauce on …

I'm Still Here

No, I haven't fallen off the face of the earth. However, I only have time today for a few pictures to tide you over. I promise many more pictures and crafts and fun holiday stories soon.

My kids seriously crack me up.

Gift Ideas for the Girlies

All right Brendan's dad- this post is for you.

Brendan and I are easy- we just want money towards a new computer.

The girls are harder. Clothes are always good- they just keep growing! 5T for Anna and 18 months for Ellery. Warm jammies are always appreciated- no footie jammies, though. Ellery loves any and all toys. Really, she's not hard to please at all. She has some Little People toys and would probably love something along those lines. Anna has a love for Playmobile toys since her birthday. She has a catalog and shows me a picture of the Playmobile dollhouses daily. But those are pretty expensive- especially since you have to buy all the furniture seperately. Pixar movies are a current favorite- the only one she already owns is Monsters Inc. She also loves to play games- we have Candyland, Disney Princess Chutes and Ladders and Hi Ho Cherry-O- any other preschool game would be much loved. She loves any sort of Arts and Crafts sort of supply or activity as well.

That's …

Thanksgiving Weekend Report

It was a good Thanksgiving. Small, but good. Just our little family and Brendan's brother Mike. Who had just had his wisdom teeth out. Yea, it was pretty much Sunday dinner with a turkey and pumpkin pie.

Ellery started her Thanksgiving off a day early by breaking into the pumpkin pie. Brendan moved it off the kitchen counter and onto the kitchen table long enough to wipe down the kitchen counter. He turned around for a second, turns back around and there's Ellery, sitting on the kitchen table with a mouth and two hands full of pie. I wish he had taken a picture. It's her new favorite thing. She ate absolutely everything- turkey, stuffing, mashed potatoes, corn, even more pumpkin pie. She even ate the leftover deviled eggs filling spread on bread.

It was probably her best day ever.

Anna, on the other hand, ate bread with butter.

That was pretty much it all day.

I spent most of the long weekend getting crafty. Instead of working on Christmas presents like I should have, I got…