Dec 30, 2007
My little shepard girl- she was a fabulous shepard if I do say so myself. She was really excited about her roll, and carried her "big stick" with her everywhere. Luckily, no one was hurt by all of her excitement, but there were a few close calls.
Jensen and Levi are three months apart. I think the most exciting part of Christmas was the anticipation of Levi openening his present from Jensen. He had that transformer close by him for days leading up to Christmas Eve. Jensen also gave him some superman bath toys. Jensen got a superman pillow, and superman game.
Jammies for all the grandkids! Every year grandma hand sews jammies for all. This really is remarkable because she has over 20 grandkids. The red and green are my personal favorite becuase they are monogrammed. Since they are usually a touch big, they last for a couple years and Jensen has Spiderman and Nemo that he can still squeeze into. The tractor Jammies had to go to storage(he was an infant and quite frankly it was cutting of his circulation. Love you. John
Dec 26, 2007
After popping the corn, making the sticky, it was time to form the balls. Ellie of course bursts into song singing "I can take an armful (BIG BITE) and make a treat, a popcorn ball that would smell so sweet, BIG BITE) it wasn't really so, but it seemed to me... (COUGH, CHOKE)...OK you know the rest. She consumed a lot of popcorn that night.
In the end, Jensen got the big one! Notice the gloves on his hands. He cracks me up because he is such a creature of doing things exactaly the way he sees it done. We made popcorn balls awhile back, and I decided to wear gloves. Now, it is mandatory to wear gloves! We took baskets of popcorn balls to some families in our ward. Jensen dropped the basket on the doorstep, rang the doorbell, and ran back to the truck really fast. I have to admit- he is a natural. It's never too early to train your kids how to door bell ditch!!
Dec 25, 2007
Here is my goofball.... being goofy! They really loved Zoo lights, I think we will try and make it a tradition. There were some fun and entertaining light displays, behind Jense you can see Narrows Bridge. I didn't even notice the breaklights and headlights until John pointed it out. We walked around the entire zoo, rode the carosel, and drank some hot cocoa. Ellie really had a fantastic time because she LOVES Christmas lights! She screams "pretty lights mom" at every house with Christmas lights. She will continue screaming until I give her some kind of response. It is always a real treat when we drive past a house with a santa or reindeer on the lawn. I guess it's time to start collection lawn decorations. It is so difficult to store stuff like that.... BAA Humbug!
Dec 17, 2007
Dec 13, 2007
Jensen comes into our room every morning for a good morning snuggle. I was returning back to bed for my snuggle when he said, "mom, you caught my eye." John and I looked at eachother and lauged, it was hilarious.
The other day Jensen locked his fingers together and said, "Hey dad... Look! I can make a tractor tire with my hands."
Ellie is always saying really cute things too. She ran into the room and showed me her belly and said, "mom, I have a baby in my tummy."
Jensen loved putting the star on the tree, he felt very important. I told him that putting the star on the Christmas tree was a very special job. He did a great job- Daddy of course fixed it when he wasn't looking.
The majority of the ornaments are at the bottom of the tree. Some branches have two or three each. We just sat back and let the kids go for it this year.
Ellie cuting down the tree.
Waiting for the train
Ellie came home excited about her candy cane that Santa gave her. Jensen was too cold, and didn't emerge from the blankets to recieve his candy cane.
Dec 7, 2007
The wonderful thing about going to see santa so early (before Thanksgiving) is the fact that no one else is around! The kids spent as much time as they wanted with Santa- and kept going back to visit with him.
We have been playing "Santa and the people" for weeks now. Santa pushes his sleigh (A Tonka dump truck) and Rudolph crawls in front of it with his shiny nose, and brings presents to the "people." I usually end up being the "people,"because I am willing to lay there pretending to be sleeping. They stuff stockings full of random toys from the toy box and then go wait by the door, and yell.. "it's time to wake up." The kids get really into it, and somehow it doesn't loose its magic after playing it non stop. I try to maintain my enthusiasm after receiving the same toys over and over. "Yea, another Bob the builder tractor... just what I wanted!!!"
Dec 6, 2007
Dec 1, 2007
I was not feeling great on John's b-day so I asked him to bring home a treat that we could sing to him with. When he got home and I was hunting through the groceries, I figured he forgot. It was mostly for the kids anyway, but I wanted him to have a little something on his actual b-day. When I asked him where it was, he proudly presented the smallest serving of ice cream I have ever seen. I gave him the, "clearly you misunderstood your task" look, while trying not to laugh. I could have whipped something up, but again- did feel so hot. Jensen and Ellie had been carrying the candles around all day waiting for daddy to get home, so we couldn't disappoint them.
Here is a pic of his fancy b-day dessert. The good news is, we each got exactly ONE bite.