Friday, December 28, 2007

Here are our matching PJ's for Christmas. After my sewing machine cord got lost in the move, Mom saved the day by making all the girls PJ's and Peter's bottoms. This year even Kirsti's Dora doll (thanks again, mom) and Ethan's gorilla, Fluffy got jammies to match! We are ready for Christmas day!
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Wednesday, December 19, 2007

Is soda good for your hair?

The funniest thing happend last week- We went to the Olive Garden for dinner. That is not the funny part. The waiter was refilling my soda and when he lifted up the glass, only the top came. The bottom of the glass stayed on the tray, and the ice cold soda landed square on Elise's head. The only thing funnier than the look on her face was the look on the waiter's! They were really nice, the manager dried off her coat and offered to run over to target to replace the pants that got wet (of course, we declined, but it was nice of them to offer). We did let them them comp her dinner, though. As the waiter said to her, "Dinner is on US, but the drinks are on YOU!" What an experience to remember!

Tuesday, December 11, 2007

Getting Ready for Christmas

Its beginning to look a lot like Christmas here. We have had a lot of firsts this year. Saturday, we put bought our first REAL Christmas tree. I keep forgetting to water it (having never done it before), so hopefully it last at least till Christmas. Also, due to all our decorations being in NC, we are handmaking everything. So far we have decorated our tree with bead and pipe cleaner candy canes & balls made out of Christmas paper cut in 8 circles and folded and glued a certian way. Today we made gingerbread cookies (another first) to decorate tomorrow and hang on the tree. We still have snowman ornaments to make out of craft foam and cutouts of trees, gingerbread men, santa hats, and whatever else we can think of to make with construction paper, markers, glitter, and glue. Lots of fun! (And Uncle Ken my kids have been playing with the extra pipe cleaners nonstop- you should see what they have made!) Hope everyone is enjoying the season as much as we are!
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Monday, December 3, 2007

Camara Lost!

I know I promised some pictures, but my camara is either really lost, or was stolen from my car (I suspect it was the latter). So sorry, no pictures for a while. Well, we have more stitches to report. All the kids were jumping onto a pile of pillows yesterday and Joseph jumped a little to hard and hit his head on a marble topped coffee table. Lets just say you could see some skull. Peter put in four stitches. Lots of fun!

Also, we made our first Christmas decorations (since all our stuff is in NC we are making everything this year). We bought $1 stockings and added chipboard letters and glitter glue. They turned out great. I would post a picture, but that is hard to do without a camara (in fact looking for it to take a picture of the stockings was how I found out it was missing). Counting my blessings, I had just uploaded all my photos so the only thing I lost was a picture of the kids starting at their new school (hence why the camara was in the car).

At first I was a little upset about not having any decorations, but blessed again, I think the kids may remember this year as one of the best because they are providing all the decorations themselves. We are getting the stuff to make gingerbread cookies for tree ornaments today.

Well, got to go- I smell a present Matthew just left for me. I'll try to get a diposable camara and scan some pictures in (unless one of the kids claims the huge ($3!) reward for finding the camara) Bye!