Wednesday, December 30, 2009
Friday, December 25, 2009
Once the boys were able to complete our advent calendar ... there was PURE excitement in our house. This advent calendar was the one that me and my siblings used growing up. It's such a treasure to me.
On Christmas Eve, we had our own family Christmas time. We read the story of Christ's birth from Luke, sang some Christmas songs, and then exchanged family gifts. N is VERY excited about his temples calendar.
T, wearing his new pj's, helps us put out the Christmas stockings. He was SO excited about Santa coming. He and J left notes, cookies, hot chocolate and carrots & celery (for the reindeers). T finally fell asleep, but woke up about 20 minutes later in a complete daze ... wondering if it was Christmas yet. No ... he wasn't excited AT ALL!?!
THIS lego mail airplane was on the TOP of his list and Santa brought it for him. Mom put it together for him. He didn't want to stop playing with it even for a second ... even to take this picture!
B got a HUGE box of random legos -- top of his wish list. Now he just has to hide it from T!
Saturday, December 19, 2009
It's been a fun-packed week for the boys at the elementary school. T had his kindergarten performance on Tuesday night. His class each were dressed like Rudolph, and looked adorable.
They sang so good and we parents loved it (of course!)
T with his buddies after the performance
On Friday, the 18th, I came in to help with J's Winter party. They made gingerbread houses along with their Kindergarten buddies. It was CROWDED, and ... loud ... and smelled intensely of sugar! But, they had fun!
Here's J's finished house. I'm glad I could spend that time with him. Also, I was able to bring his house safely home. He rode his bike to school ... and that would have been a disaster!
As for N&B, not much of this stuff at the Middle School. They are just happy to have 2 weeks off of school. I can't believe that Christmas is fast approaching!!!
Posted by Stephanie at 9:33 AM
Wednesday, December 16, 2009
This post is a bit late -- just trying to catch up a bit. One of the things our family likes to do to celebrate birthdays is to go to Leatherby's. We celebrated G's 39th birthday a day early having ice cream for dinner. It was probably THE coldest day of the year on that day, too! The ice cream is always SO yummy.
B is happy with his cookies 'n cream ice cream ... plain
Sunday, December 13, 2009
Last Sunday night, early Monday morning, it snowed here in northern California. I know this is hardly anything to you who actually live areas where it REALLY snows, but this is an abnormal occurrence here ... very abnormal! We are not used to this cold weather. Yes, we are spoiled ...
Tuesday, December 8, 2009
Thursday, December 3, 2009
After almost 5 years of being in my Bunko group, I FINALLY won the Morty basket. This is the grand prize of the night. Each person brings a small prize to put into the basket. During the game, if someone rolls all 2's, then they take possession of Morty, the little stuffed monkey. During the game, Morty is tossed all over, switching "owner's". The last person in possession of Morty after the final bell wins the Morty basket ... which was me! The funny thing is, I actually forgot that I had possession of Morty during the last round. Weird. So, I was able to keep all of the wonderful loot pictured above, and I'm very thankful. I love it all! This time, there was no theme for the basket. It was "anything goes".
I just LOVE my bunko group. We have so much fun visiting the whole night. We laugh so much! My side started to hurt from the laughter. We have built great friendships over the years, and I am so grateful. Now, I just need to get a current picture of our group! We don't think about it because we are having so much fun talking and laughing.