Sunday, February 24, 2008

Winter Vacation

As most of you know, my kids had all last week off at school. I thought I was going to go crazy, but it turned out to be not too bad. I thought I would give a quick synopsis of what we did. 1stly, can I say I kept thinking every day was Saturday and I could use my cell phone to call everyone.

Monday- we went grocery shopping (always fun with all the kids) and saw Spiderwick Chronicles at the movie theater. It was the first time Matthew sat through the whole movie without being taken out.

Tuesday- we had some friends come over. They have six kids the same sex and almost exactly the same age as mine. It was a loud and crazy house that day!

Wednesday- we dropped off the oldest 2 kids bikes off at the bike store to get tuned up for spring, went to the library (I know I swore I wouldn't go back till Matthew was 6 months older after he found the last pile of library books and consequently cost me $30 to replace the ones he ruined, but my Amazon tab was getting too high), and then went to get the boys boots for the Klondike camp out they were going to on Friday. They had such a deal going (60% off plus another 30%) that we got everyone snow boots.

Thursday- playground by our house and walking the beach (we finally had to leave because Matthew kept trying to walk into the ocean)

Friday- Lucky we bought snow boots because it snowed. A lot. Kids spent a lot of the day playing in the snow and the rest trying to warm up and drink hot chocolate. Peter and the boys skipped the Klondike camp out because it was starting to ice rain by the nighttime and that would have been miserable.

Saturday- Found a good hill at a park near by and sledded. Joseph was a sledding maniac! He took off on this plastic sled and never even hesitated. It was kind of steep, too! I have pictures and I will try to post them later in the week!

Anyway, overall it was a pretty good week. We had a lot of fun and I think I still have a little sanity left. Although I think I will be doing a little dance tomorrow after I drop the kids off at school!

Wednesday, February 20, 2008

Valentines Day 2008

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New Hair Cuts

Kirsti and Elise both cut their hair to donate to locks of love. They each cut off about 11 inches. It was quite the difference. Here are some pictures of their new 'dos. I will try to get some of them holding their cut hair before we send it off!

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Tuesday, February 12, 2008

Eating Hotwings

Peter always orders hotwings when we go out to eat. Last week Matthew wanted a taste. Here are the results:
1. Tasting the hotwing (glad he got his way)

2. Tasting the hotwing (realizing it isn't what he expected)

3. Crying (Peter ordered the hottest wings they sold)

4. Getting relief (and then he wanted another hotwing)
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Monday, February 11, 2008

A quick note

Sorry I haven't posted in a while. I guess I am just a little busy! We had a couple of sick kids, a birthday, and an emergency dental visit. Not to mention how cold it is here! It hurts to leave your ears uncovered outside today. I have crocheted one scarf and have a couple more to go. I will try to get some pictures posted (I have a few of Matthew trying hotwings at Ruby Tuesday's).