Wednesday, December 31, 2008
"Adios 2008, Hello 2009!"
I'm ready for a new year and a new beginning and I hope everyone has a blessed and prosperous 2009!
Tuesday, December 30, 2008
Saturday, December 27, 2008
Here's Grandma and Kenzie with her new Barbie. Its one of those Barbie heads where you can do her hair and stuff. She also sings and has a microphone that you can sing along with her. Kenzie loves it! I don't have a picture of Aydan but he got an army tank that makes sounds with little army guys. He also got a bunch of Hotwheel cars. He loves cars and anything that makes noise! :)
I give up on the whole 'pictures in the right order' thing!!!!
For us, Christmas started at around 7am, which I was very surprised about! Danny and I were wondering if we needed to go wake them up! Kenzie was up before Aydan so she went to see what all Santa had brought. She was just so excited and for Danny and I, that was the best part. Just seeing the look on both of their faces, knowing that they were so happy was priceless. Its funny how when you were a kid, Christmas was mostly about getting gifts than giving and now as an adult and parent, its definately all about the giving part!
Once Aydan was up Kenzie started passing out the gifts and opening them.
On the afternoon of Christmas Eve, Aydan woke up from his nap and he was beet red and on fire. We took his temp and it was 102.8 before he pulled it out. I gave him some Motrin so his fever would go down. He went over and layed on the couch and a few minutes later, he threw up. So we were off to a great start for Christmas Eve. Well, soon after that, I think the medicine started to kick in and he seemed like he felt a lot better. He was being more active and playing more, just being more like Aydan. We decided to go over to my Mom's as planned for our Christmas with them. We had a nice time. The kids played and we had good food. The kids were so excited about all of the gifts they received and couldn't wait to get them out of the packages to play with them. Would someone please tell the toy manufacturer people that it is NOT neccessary to bind the toys in their package so it is impossible for anyone to open them in a timely fashion. They even sewed Barbie's hair into the box! That is a little extreme!! Anywho, back to my story. By the end of the night, Aydan was acting like he didn't feel good again and ended up getting sick a little bit. We decided we'd better head home. We got home and got settled then we sent the kids to bed so Santa could come, not to mention, we were beat.
Aydan playing with his new 4 wheeler from Grandma and Grandpa. It came in a million pieces so Danny put it all together for him on Christmas Eve. He loves it.
The grandkids sitting by the tree at Grandma and Grandpa Miller's house. Do you know how hard it is to get 4 little kids to look at the camera and smile at the same time!
Tuesday, December 23, 2008
If anyone was in doubt about having a white Christmas, I don't think you can worry anymore. First there was ice and now there is snow, snow, snow. I would much rather have snow than the ice, but really I just don't like the cold weather! Its been like a high of about 2 degrees with a wind chill of -18 degrees lately!! Brrrr!!!
Poor Kenzie had the touch of something yesterday. She did not feel good at all, mostly she said her stomach hurt and she did get sick a couple of times. I felt so bad for her. She would be crying about her stomach hurting and there was nothing I could do to help her. She would try to lay down and take a nap during the day, but she wasn't able to sleep because she was so uncomfortable. Finally between 7:30-8:00 last night, she fell asleep watching a movie and I didn't hear anything from her until she got up this morning. She woke up bright-eyed and bushy tailed and feeling a lot better! I'm so glad she's feeling better, I didn't want her to be sick on Christmas! Hopefully everyone else stays healthy, at least until after the holidays:)
Hope everyone has a Merry Christmas!!!!
Thursday, December 18, 2008
Monday, December 15, 2008
Friday, December 5, 2008
Today after I picked up Kenzie, she tells me, "Mom, guess what (insert classmate's name here) said to me. She said that Santa Clause isn't real and that our parents are the ones who get our presents! Well she's just not right because thats not true, right Mom."
I didn't quite know what to tell her. I'm just not ready to break her heart and tell her that he isn't real, especially right before Christmas. I remember how disappointed I was when I found out the big news that the big jolly guy wasn't real. So, as of right now, she's still a believer. Maybe we'll tell her next year.
Just a side note: We do make sure she understands why we celebrate Christmas, and that it's Jesus's birthday. We try to let her know that Christmas isn't all about getting presents from Santa, but about being with family and celebrating the birth of Jesus Christ.
Monday, December 1, 2008
1.) How the Grinch Stole Christmas. I remember getting so excited when this came on TV when I was a kid. Its a classic. The movie is OK, but the cartoon is much better!
2.) Home Alone and Home Alone 2. Funny and Christmasy at the same time. And I'll admit, I used to have a crush on Maculley (spelling?) Culkin when these movies came out.
3.) Santa Clause. I'm talking about the older movie from the 80's. Its also a great classic.
4.) Santa Clause-the one with Tim Allen. I think there's 3 of these movies out and they are all pretty good.
5.) A Christmas Carol. Theres a ton of these movies made but I like the older ones.
6.) A Christmas Story. They play this all day long on TV on Christmas Eve, but its still a great movie. I think it taught every little kid NOT to put your tongue on an ice covered post! Ouch!
7.) National Lampoon's Christmas Vacation. I think its a movie that most families can definately relate to and its hilarious!!
8.) Frosty the Snowman/Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer/The Night Before Christmas/ These are all really old cartoons that are on every year that I love to watch.
9.) Merry Christmas Charlie Brown! Gotta love Charlie Brown.
10.) Miracle on 34th Street.
Sunday, November 30, 2008
Saturday, November 29, 2008
Wednesday, November 26, 2008
Tuesday, November 25, 2008
With the cold weather we are having, I am sooo thankful that no one in my family has gotten sick yet (KNOCK ON WOOD!!!) Well, the kids have had small colds, with coughs and running noses, but nothing more serious than that. Thank goodness! There's nothing worse that having a sick kid or sick kids that don't feel good and are fussy and impossible to keep content. I hope they stay healthy all winter, but I know thats a lot to ask, especially with all the different viruses and stuff that goes around the daycare and schools. We will just have to see how it goes:)
Stay healthy everyone!!
For those of you who know me pretty well, I'm sure you would agree that I'm usually a pretty private person, meaning I don't usually share that much about my personal life to just anyone. So, as I was watching TMZ (basically a tabloid/gossip show about celebrities) last night, I think to myself, "Man it must really stink sometimes to be famous!!" Everyone knows you, you can't go shopping or even go for a walk without being harrassed and followed by the media. Every little mistake or embarrassing moment is posted to YouTube and is on the evening news and the whole world seems to talk about it, for DAYS at a time. Everyone knows who your dating, where you were last night, how much weight you've gained, and what you had for breakfast this morning. Theres no way I could handle that type of lifestyle! I'm so thankful that I'm not Brittany!!
Sunday, November 23, 2008
Saturday, November 22, 2008
Anyway, today I am thankful for silence. Peace & Quiet. For those of you who have kids, I am sure you can relate. I love my kids to death, but sometimes I just want complete silence, even for like 10 seconds. Its usually pretty hectic around our house. When the kids are playing with each other, they're usually fighting and getting rowdy with each other. Kenzie's crying because Aydan is jumping on her. And if they aren't playing with each other, then Aydan is either in the litter box, in the cupboards, or running around without any clothes on. Kenzie's bored and wants me to play with her but I'm busy trying to make supper, do dishes, fold and put away laundry, all while chasing after Aydan. Its constant chaos until bedtime. Then, finally, after arguing about pj's and brushing teeth, its bedtime. The house is quiet....ahhh, its great! No one is yelling, no one is complaining, no one is crying....
Friday, November 21, 2008
Thats all for now, I'd better go start some of that laundry I'm so thankful for:) Everyone have a great weekend!
Thursday, November 20, 2008
Bring on the hot cocoa:)
Wednesday, November 19, 2008
Tuesday, November 18, 2008
Monday, November 17, 2008
Sunday, November 16, 2008
Saturday, November 15, 2008
Friday, November 14, 2008
My pick for today:
Gas Prices- Ok, a month ago, not so thankful, but today, as gas prices are $1.98/gal I am pretty darn happy about it! It's pratically cut in half from what it was just a few short months ago. Its insane really that it ever got as high as over $4 a gallon! At least SOMETHING has gone down in price-I'm hoping milk is the next thing to drop:)
Thursday, November 13, 2008
(hey I'll admit it, my tree and decor usually go up the day after Thanksgiving)
Wednesday, November 12, 2008
Tuesday, November 11, 2008
Tuesday, November 4, 2008
Sunday, November 2, 2008
She loves to lay on Kenzie's bed!