Sunday, December 27, 2009

Christmas eve and Christmas Day and everything else

December 23rd was a horrible day. At least it was for me. I started throwing up at 6:00 am and kept it up for almost24 hours. However, Grandma Carla took Addie that day to the mall to see Santa. She also came over that night because Landan was driving the big rig and didn't get home until 10 p.m. She fed my kids dinner tucked them in bed and cleaned my house. Grandma (mom) definitely saved the day for me.
Christmas Eve the kids got their new jammies. We went to 2 great parties. First the DeGraffenried party where we had great food, a talent show,pinata and gifts. My kids were spoiled. We got a freezer Hooray!! we needed an extra one.
Then off to Grandma Patty's for more fun! Santa made a surprise visit. The kids were very thrilled. My kids were spoiled again and Trey was so excited to get a stop sign pillow.

Christmas morning was way exciting. Addie received a lot of new clothes and a hannah montana digital camera, beanbag chair etc....

Trey loved his stop sign piggy bank. When he saw it Christmas morning he said " stop sign, you are beautiful" He also was very excited to get an alphabet mat and red big rig like daddy's.

All of the kids love Addie's new hair salon. Trey and PJ did a great job on Addie's hair

Peyton loved his Green big rig the most.

Grandma Carla gave Addie this doll. Addie named it Mackley DeGraffenried Louise after her favorite cousin.
We had a great Christmas! But glad it is over and the decorations are down.
The day after Christmas was another bad day at our house. Landan was sick and threw up on our stairs!! I was so grossed out! Instead of being sympathetic I yelled at him and told him only two year olds can't make it to the bathroom. Poor Landan, he is just so inexperienced with the stomach flu.
we are hoping that we are done with the sick thing and can enjoy the rest of the holiday break.

Sunday, December 13, 2009

The Nutcracker

Addie participated in the Nutcracker this year. She was a mouse. She did a great job and the production was fantastic! my little mouse
and friends.

the snowflakes were beautiful

Clara was fantastic

I had to get a pic of a man in tights

these girls were great too. The whole show was very well done.

Tuesday, December 8, 2009

not a fan of the snow

I really don't like the snow! What is to like? It is cold. Makes a mess. No fun to drive in. I would be okay with one snow storm a year. My kids could play in it for a little while. We could build a snowman and then it could go away.
First visit with Santa this year was a huge success! None of my kids cried. I almost cried I was so happy.

Trey wouldn't look at him.

PJ really liked him until he sat on his lap and then he got a little uncomfortable.
BTW, Santa was at the Heelis Christmas party. We all had a smashing time!!

Friday, December 4, 2009

Another week

This week has been another busy, fun week.
Addie asked me last night if Elves like candy bars. I said that I was pretty sure they did. This morning I found a candy bar with a letter on our front porch she had written to the head Elf at the north pole. So I ate the candy bar and wrote her a note from Marty, the head Elf, thanking her for the nice letter. I wish Christmas would always stay this magical for kids. But darn it! They seem to grow up too fast. We went to the Light Parade on Saturday my kids had a lot of fun

cousins freezing in the cold.

Landan had Lasik eye surgery. He can see really well now. He asked me why I never told him how hairy his legs were.

We made a gingerbread house with Carlene's kids. The poor house collapsed before it was completely decorated. Oh well! It was still fun