Thursday, December 25, 2008

Here's some Christmas pictures

This is at Danny's dad's house last night....
the kids last saturday before the piano recital
Christmas morning!  Addie and Eva woke up at about 7:00 and we cracked into the presents
Eva's second Christmas and she totally got the idea.....she even wrestled Addie for her presents
Eva's  favorite present.  We asked her what it's name was and she said..."deedee"
I (ahem santa) bought these water guns on amazon and didn't get a realistic look of how large these things were.  Addie can barely lift it but she still said it was her favorite present.  note the name "extreme h20 water blaster cannon"  I guess it should've clued me in.
whoops I added that picture twice!   Danny's brother Jamie is coming over and we are going to just hang out at home maybe try to see some lights somewhere or a movie later and eat more and more and more treats.  Have a merry christmas everyone. 

Friday, December 19, 2008

what I'm doing what I need to be doing and what I might never do

I'm doing:  reading blogs/I'm supposed to be looking for a recipe for buckeyes
cleaning up my house because of reasons I can't reveal because I'm not sure who reads this (i need to make this private or whatever so I can really talk about my annoyances!)

helping addie make intricate crafts for her friends ...I really don't have time for this but she is the big boss and I let her tell me what to do WAAAY to much and it should be the other way around.  I should be putting that girl to work.

doing loads of laundry and unexpected laundry from potty training mishaps

What I need to be doing:
calling the trash people for not picking up our trash when they picked up all our neighbors trash.  OH YEAH THATS WHY IM ONLINE!!! I totally forgot.  I was looking for the phone number for our trash people.
 make my children lunch
make a list to buy the stuff for the christmas piano recital tomorrow
figure out where the heck the stuff I ordered online is...I still haven't gotten it.  I'm getting worried because it has two christmas gifts and all our christmas cards.  

What I might never do:
make buckeyes
make lovely little presents for the kids I teach in primary
send out christmas cards :(

Thursday, December 18, 2008

guess what

my kids are eating for breakfast?

chocolate chips.

guess why?

because they couldn't extract the m & m's out of the cookies we made yesterday to eat just m &m's  sans cookie for breakfast

guess what else

chilly dog kept me up like half the night because she kept running up and down the hallway with her sharp claws on wood floors. and I don't know why...waaaaaaaaaah.

Wednesday, December 10, 2008

santa sightings

Yesterday we went, to Addie's joy and excitement, to the dentist!!!
I'm not kidding she loves the dentist. Our dentist is in Childrens medical center so theres alot to look at on the way in and out plus 2 elevator rides. They have a huge tropical fish tank, a gift shop filled with every kind of toy, and little cars they can ride in up to their dentist office. So it's like entering playland. Addie also has a huge love of her dentist. She was like...I can't wait for him to see my earrings!

So while we were sitting waiting for them to call her back we saw a herd of candy striper people singing christmas carols and marching down the hall with loads of toys. I think they were taking toys to the kids in the hospital. Addie and Eva were staring in shock at the amount of toys they pulled in wagons. And bringing up the back was Santa. He stopped and handed Addie and Eva both a little toy. Addie was yelling "SANTA SANTA!! HI SANTA!" Both of their eyes looked like they were going to pop out. Addie couldn't stop talking about it.

Afterwards I promised them we could go to the mall. Right when we walked in we saw Santa again and he looked different then the one we just saw. Addie was like..."Well this one has the right glasses so he must be the REAL santa." She promptly ran up to him and started telling him what she wanted for christmas which she refused to tell me because she said she was ONLY going to tell Santa. So after I forced Eva on his lap for the requisite picture, I whispered to him...."What did she say?" He said...."A WATER GUN and PENCILS and Construction PAPER!"

okay Addie wants a water gun which she told me afterwards she wants so she can squirt the missionaries. I'm not sure how she got that idea.

And construction paper and pencils.

I think Santa can handle that!

Saturday, December 6, 2008

christmas shopping

Last night Danny and I went out and looked for christmas presents for Addie and Eva. It was really nice to get to go out ALONE and take a breather from the young'ns.
We were expecting an insane mosh pit at Target and it wasn't toooooo bad. Although they didn't have the toy I was looking for that they had in their ads. I asked an employee and I guess they only had that toy online. But we did raid the dollar section for stocking stuff. So then we went to Tuesday Morning and I got almost everything for the kids there. Danny kept finding things for himself too. Like an old fashioned build it yourself radio. When I say everything I mean like 3 things because we are really trying to not go crazy at Christmas. I want Addie and Eva to have a simple, as Addie would say "Mary and Laura" christmas. I had big plans to knit them dolls that look like them but I don't think that will happen because I've got way too much going on. But I did make them their names out of pottery and I'm going to hang each letter with red ribbon and wrap it up.

We had to run into walmart and then we went and got icecream.

Addie and Eva loved spending time with Grandma and Grandpa. My dad groomed them, and trimmed and painted their nails silver. When we got there Addie was laying down while my dad massaged her back with a massage thingy. It was really cute. They both read stories and fed them candy and yummy food and the kids slept all the way home and all the way into bed. It was a perfect Christmas shopping night.