1. Wrapping paper or gift bags? both
2. Real tree or Artificial? artificial -I'm deathly allergic to the real thing
3. When do you put up the tree? Usually the weekend after thanksgiving, but the last two years we've done it the weekend before thanksgiving
4. Do you like eggnog? Blah, no. Of course I haven't tried in in a looooong time
5. Favorite gift received as a child? barbies, dolls, and anything that went with them
6. Hardest person to buy for? my brother's in law
7. Easiest person to buy for? My boys!
8. Do you have a nativity scene? yes
39. Mail or email Christmas cards? Mail
10. Worst Christmas gift you ever received? I don't believe I've ever received a bad gift.
11. Favorite Christmas Movie? Christmas Vacation
12. When do you start shopping? October
13. Have you ever recycled a Christmas present? don't think so
14. Favorite thing to eat at Christmas? all the sweets, 'cause calories don't count on Christmas!
15. Lights on the tree? white
16. Favorite Christmas song? baby it's cold outside
17. Travel at Christmas or stay home? we stay home Christmas morning, then we go to my parent's for the evening
18. Can you name all of Santa's reindeer's? nope, I can't even keep my 3 kids' names straight!
19. Angel on the tree top or a star? upstairs tree is a star, downstairs is a bow
20. Open the presents Christmas Eve or morning? we have Chris' family Christmas on Christmas eve, so they get to open a bunch then, and this year I bought them pj's that they will open on Christmas eve
21. Most annoying thing about this time of the year? My husband... seriously, he really doesn't like Christmas
22. Favorite ornament theme or color? Never really had a theme or color. our upstairs tree is full of the family ornaments, one's we've gotten over the years, and that the boys have made. Downstairs is just starting out, and it only has big round white lights and silver strings.
23. Favorite for Christmas dinner? The dessert!
I tag Wendy, Tressie, and Mindy!
Thursday, December 11, 2008
1. Wrapping paper or gift bags? both
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Monday, December 8, 2008
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Tuesday, November 18, 2008
Sunday, November 2, 2008
Gavin was a Dinosaur:
Dylan was a Dragon:
And Chase was a Monkey
(which got mistaken for a mouse several times... even by his own father!)
Our first stop was Anita and Brian's house.
Where we met the Fairies.
We hung around there for a bit and tried to get some good family picture... what were we thinking!
Anita and Brian's turned out pretty good I think.
This one wasn't so bad. Gavin blinked, but it's still pretty decent.
Gavin was making sure he didn't blink again!
Then it was off to hit the houses. We got a ton of candy again this year! So this will be a no diet zone for quite some time... if you come over you must eat some candy-it's required!
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Friday, October 31, 2008
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Monday, October 27, 2008
And now for the creepy part...
last Friday I get an email from the children's ministry director letting us know that a child in the preschool SS class (a class I have been helping out with this month, and the boys go to) had head lice!
My immediate reaction was....
lice?! I don't want to deal with that...
I don't think we have it, my head doesn't itch...
well, there's and itch... have I been itchy?
maybe I have...
"BOYS!!! Come here and let me check your heads!"
Okay, I don't think I saw anything there.
Wait a minute... what do they even look like.
Guess I'll look it up....
(searching on the Internet) EWWWW!!!
Now I'm really itchy...
maybe I have it, or maybe it's just from reading about it.
I guess I'd better call mom and see if she'll come over and check me out.
And I did just that. I called my mommy, and she came over that evening to check my head for these wonderful creatures. Thank goodness she didn't find anything. And I really wasn't that itchy. A friend I babysit for, who is a nurse also reassured me that I would know by now if I had it. It would feel like my scalp was crawling (another shiver up my spine, ewww!). So I figured we had escaped it, and went to bed, got up the next morning and traveled to the KU game with the family. Everything was going great (except that KU got smashed!) and my head really was fine, not to many itchy-scratchies unless I was thinking too much about it. But when we got home that evening, for some reason just couldn't get the thought of these darn little bugs crawling around on all our stuff out of my head! So I went to Walgreens spent 14.00 to get a lice kit that had shampoo, de-nitter (the eggs) and the stuff to spray on mattresses and things you can't wash.
I went kinda nuts... washed my hair, the boys' hair and even made Chris use it on his head! Then I stripped all the beds, took all the stuffed animals that had been played with and taken into the boys' beds within the last few days, towels, pillows, and clothes and started washing them in the hottest water possible! I even disinfected and boiled my hair combs, brushes and ties! I just couldn't stand the thought of the possibility... so I took care of it. You should have seen the pile in the laundry room! It was HUGE! I should have taken a picture, but I was in de-bugging mode.
And all of this just because of the possibility! You can never be to careful, and I would not have been able to sleep if I hadn't done all that.
So now I think we're officially a BUG FREE zone... well for lice that is... spiders and other creepy crawlies are a whole other story...
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Tuesday, September 30, 2008
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Sunday, September 28, 2008
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Tuesday, September 2, 2008
It was so quiet just having Chase at home today, but I really enjoyed being able to spend time with just him and not have someone jumping on my back when I sat on the floor to play with him!
This is one of his teachers Mrs. Dalke. She is very sweet, and very soft spoken. I kind of wonder how things go in her class with all these 3 year olds running a muck!
This is Gavin's teacher Mrs. Daigle. She might look familiar. If so you're not crazy, well, you might be, but that's beside the point. It could also be because this is the same teacher he had last year!
I was planning on sending Gavin 3 days a week this year, and when she found that out, she asked me if I would re-think it and send him on Tuesday/Thursdays. She said she would really like to have him in her class again.
And it did end up working out better, so then I only have to run kids up to the school on those two days instead of 5 days a week!
Here are a few of the boys together before going to school.
No, I wasn't frisking them! I asked if they would turn around and show me their back packs and this is what I got!
I still can not believe that they are both in school! I'm probably going to be a mess when Chase goes into preschool...
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Wednesday, August 27, 2008
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Tuesday, August 26, 2008
Thursday, August 7, 2008
Everything turned out okay with his teeth. We're going to have to start watching what he's eating and get rid of the sugary stuff! But the dentist wasn't too concerned, just wants us to keep an eye on it.
Chris is doing good, he's working hard, and long right now since the weather was so awful last week. But thankfully it's been a bit cooler these last two days. I don't know how he does it, working outside in 100*+ weather. But he does, and for that I am thankful :)
Anywhoo, that's what's been shakin' around these here parts.
Until next time...
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Thursday, July 17, 2008
After the zoo we went to eat at the Rain Forest Cafe. It's definitely a place you go to enjoy the atmosphere and not the food (or the prices!). At first the boys were a bit leary of the animals, but then once they realized they weren't real they relaxed a bit.
Tuesday we went to Mc Donalds for breakfast and saw that Ronald was coming to do a little magic show. So we ate our breakfast, went back to the hotel swam for a bit and then went back to Mc Donalds to see Ronald. The boys got an autograph picture, a coloring page, and some tatoos that they proudly wore the next day.
That evening we went to a Royals game and the boys got a certificate for it being their first time at a game. Although the older two had been once before we still got them one, because no one told us about them the last time. They did excellent durring the game, I was surprised how well they did, especially because the game ended up going for 13 innings, and lasted 4 and a half hours! It was also sprinkling almost the entire game, but no one complained.
Gavin had taken his glove hoping to catch a ball, and a few got really close, but we didn't end up getting one this time. Hopefully next time we can get one.
Wednesday we took the boys to see the movie Wall-E, and went shopping.
And then we slept in and headed home on Thursday!
I wish I had taken more pictures, but I kept forgeting about my camera! Oh well, here are the few that I did get.
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Monday, June 23, 2008
That discussion woke Dylan up who then wanted to sleep in our bed, and I told him he needed to sleep in his bed and to lay down and go to sleep. His response to that was jumping out of bed deliberately disobeying and glaring at me while he did it. I told him that just because it was early in the morning didn't mean he wasn't going to be disciplined.
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Friday, June 20, 2008
For just learning a few days ago he's moving pretty fast! It amazes me how fast they pick things up.
(it's shakey, because Dylan was crawling on me, sorry!)
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Monday, June 16, 2008
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Tuesday, June 10, 2008
Happy Birthday to my Mom and Granny too!
Dylan was lucky enough to be born on their birthdays :)
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Sunday, June 8, 2008
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Tuesday, May 27, 2008
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Tuesday, May 13, 2008
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Monday, April 28, 2008
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