Monday, December 21, 2009

Merry Christmas!

I'm getting a little too busy to be posting now.

Wishing you a Merry Christmas!

Thursday, December 17, 2009

16th of December

Candy Making!

We made Christmas candy yesterday. Most was delicious but I didn't care for the homemade marshmallows - and those were the messiest to make! They were Guy's favorite though.

Wednesday, December 16, 2009

15th of December

Guy was a big help wrapping Christmas gifts. He taught me how to be more efficient but unrolling all the wrapping paper at once. After we wrapped the gifts I put them in big cardboard boxes and tapped them closed. That way I don't have to wrap them again. The joy of toddlers!

Tuesday, December 15, 2009

14th of December

We went food shopping yesterday to make a Christmas food box for a family at Church.

Guy decorated the box and Lucy packed it up.

Monday, December 14, 2009

11th, 12th, and 13th

11th
We finished our Christmas shopping on Friday! The snow was coming down and I had to walk through icy parking lots trying to hold a baby and keep a little boy balanced. It actually worked out. My favorite part of our trip was going to the Disney Store. Guy was wearing his Carhartt coat, Wrangler jeans, and hiking boats - he looked like such a little man. But he was so into dancing to the Jonas Brothers music video they were playing on the TV. I wish his dad could have seen him...

We didn't even get out of the mall parking lot before the kids fell asleep. Guy fell asleep holding his water bottle and when I had to slam on the brakes the water went flying all over the car. He didn't notice.

Lucy nearly fell asleep as I took her picture. She's still a little shopper in training.


12th
On Saturday I try to have the little ones make Christmas wrapping paper. I ended up throwing it out because Lucy was eating it and Guy was tearing it into tiny bits. They had fun.

"I didn't eat it! Where's your proof?"

13th
On Sunday we watched the new VeggieTales Christmas movie. It is my new favorite VeggieTales - Guy liked it a lot too. We recommend it.

Thursday, December 10, 2009

10th of December

Walking in a Winter Wonderland
Nothing quite like taking an hour to get ready for a 10 minute walk...Some of us didn't quite enjoy the snow...

Wednesday, December 9, 2009

9th of December

Just finished Christmas Cards! Guy and Lucy were fighting over who got to play with the stamps and the pen and I was lucky to have survived the ordeal.
I'm pretty excited about my cards. I paid $3.19 for 50 of them through a promotion at seehere.com. Next year I need to remember to have Christmas pictures ready in November if I want a good deal!

Tuesday, December 8, 2009

8th Day of December

A cute breakfast...

Monday, December 7, 2009

7th Day of December

SNOW DAY!

Guy & his dada had to go check on the hens. Even with a shoveled path I saw Guy fall down once!

I put all the decorations out in the one place that is out of Guy's reach - the garden window. I can start caring how things look later. Big kudos to moms who have a nice looking house.

5th and 6th Days of December

We got our Christmas tree on Saturday and put it up on Sunday.

What can I say? We have a little boy climbing in our tree all day.

Friday, December 4, 2009

3rd & 4th Days of December

Yesterday at Guy's developmental playgroup all the kids worked on a "hand wreath" as a thank you Christmas gift for our host site.


Today Guy and Lucy made their very own!Guy decorated. Lucy provided a "hand". Momma used scissors.

Thursday, December 3, 2009

Lucy's 1/2 Birthday!

I was hoping to do something Christmas-y every day of December but Lucy's half birthday was yesterday! Plus we had new windows installed yesterday so it was a busy day!

We went to Wendy's for an early lunch.
Lucy got a Frosty and as you can see she wields a spoon quite naturally.
Guy thinks "Lucy should have a half birthday everyday!"

Then we went to Pump It Up (inflatable play place) so Guy would be out of our hair for a bit. Lucy told me all about her dreams - to be allowed on the play equipment and to grow some bangs. She also wants to scuba dive. Lucy enjoyed watching the big kids and chatting with some babies who were there with their big siblings.

Then we came home and Guy let Lucy watch him play a game. So generous!

Dessert time!
"You're going to share that, right?"
And yes she did!
"I could have swore I had more... I have the sharing remorse."

Tuesday, December 1, 2009

1st Day of December!

It's December! To celebrate we went to get some Christmas ornaments today!

I got the 26th house is the series I collect. My mom started buying them for me when I was a baby.
I wanted to get my kids started on a series too but I just haven't liked any yet. So for Guy's 1st and 2nd Christmas I picked out ornaments for him (1st- Ford Fairlane since the man he was named after drove one and 2nd - a slot machine since that's what his daddy works with). This year I thought I'd let him pick out his ornament. Well, he picked out a little frame surrounded by basketballs, soccer balls, and footballs. Being the nice mom I am I told him "No way are you getting that! That's doesn't mean anything!" I'm pretty sure he's going to end up with this one once it's back in stock:
Guy loves his Hot Wheels. They are his #1 played with toys and he usually doesn't go anywhere without one. (EDIT: It never came back in stock. He picked out a Snoopy choo-choo train. It seems appropriate since he loves trains and has been watching the Charlie Brown Thanksiving cartoon well after Thanksgiving has been over.)

I got this one for Lucy today:
It's so cute and it is her first Christmas. Plus Guy likes to pull Lucy around in a wagon so Lucy and Winnie the Pooh have more in common than that they both love food. They do have a series starting this year that I love but I'm worried that if i get Lucy started on it she'll get mad that Guy gets to pick out his ornament and she is stuck with the series one. (EDIT: I went back to buy this one but it was out of stock for good. I guess I could try to find one on eBay or just forget about it.)
I might just get it and hope there is a series next year to start Guy on. It's so cute and Lucy is going to love baking some day or at least eating baked goods.

Thanksgiving Trip

Lake Tahoe! We took the kids to Lake Tahoe for the long Thanksgiving weekend.It was pretty cold so we spent our time on nice drives and cozied up on the couch. Very relaxing! The kids slept wonderfully, too! There was one point during the night both kids were in our bed but that didn't last long! As soon as Guy woke up he wandered back to his little Lightening McQueen tent and sleeping bag.