Saturday, December 31, 2011

Our Christmas in Pictures

The first few are Lady of the Snow, which is a wonderful place to go during Christmas, it has camel and donkey rides, petting zoo, crafts, puppet show, legos and little people to play with, Christmas tree exhibit, and of course, the lights.

The next few after will be Christmas at the nursing home with Sam's family, then Christmas eve at my mom's, and finally Christmas morning at our house. Enjoy!

Sunday, December 25, 2011

Merry Christmas!

Merry Christmas! It has been a good day for us. Blog post with pictures to follow later.

Sunday, December 18, 2011

Christmas Parade

Earlier this month was out towns annual Christmas parade. Since the parade started at 7 and Sam doesn't get of until 7:30 I ventured out with all 3, which wasn't very far, maybe 60 feet up the road. We enjoyed the parade and the jolly fat man in the horse and carriage at the end. Afterwards we waited for Sam while we played eye spy with the Christmas village. Then we walked home the long way as a family. It was nice and something I love doing every year with the kids.

Friday, December 16, 2011

If you have boys....

...then you know its pointless to clean the toilet. That is all.

Today is just an average day for us.  I am washing diapers, cleaning house, and spending time with the two little piggies. Here is my cleaning list for the day.

Kitchen: counters, table, floor
Alta's room: put laundry away, vacuum, dust
Boys' room: pick up toys with their help, dust, put laundry away, vacuum
Living room: sweep floor, dust, put things away
Bathroom: pick up, wipe things down, clean the nasty toilet

Big list. Plus I need to go to mom's to change her dressing, clean out the van, and do laundry.

Oh yeah, and if by some miracle Parker takes a nap, wrap the stocking presents. Whew. I hope I can get it all done before Sam comes home at 7:30.

Saturday, December 10, 2011


Earlier today Parker and I had a conversation, it went like this:

"Mommy, you play batman with me!"

"Ok, who do you want me to be?"

"Bat Gorilla!"

Gee, thanks kid. Couldn't even be cat woman.

Later on today he was messing with the pillow in the living room.

"What ya doing, P?"

"Pickin feddas." (Feathers)

I love this kid.

Wednesday, December 7, 2011

Sickness has struck!

Oh how I miss the healthy summer days. Our family has been passing colds back and forth for a month now. Even better, today all three kids have had fevers, which we didn't find out Landon had one until he was home from school. I hope he didn't pass around the illness to his classmates. They are all coughing and lethargic. It should be a great night, and a great day tomorrow. Wish me luck!

Friday, December 2, 2011

The Chain

When something big, like a birthday or major holiday, comes along,.we like to make a countdown chain. This time our chain is counting down to Christmas. Landon, Parker and I worked ever so hard to make our chain. We made it 35 days until Christmas. Every morning one of the boys gets to break a link on the end. When we get to the last one, it's Christmas. How exciting! We try to make a big deal by announcing, "30 more days till Christmas!!" And then we cheer. It helps the boys see how close Christmas is, and each day it gets that much closer. 

So, here is a picture of our chain, its hanging in the doorway of the boys' room.

*note our ugliest decoration on their door as well. I am not even sure where we procured this awful thing, but anyway, there it is for your enjoyment as well.