Friday, December 26, 2008

Christmas Morning

Santa came and brought a few things. Sydney came and woke me up about 6:15, not too bad. (While Jake was inspecting) Jake and Sydney could hardly wait to open gifts until Regan woke up...about 8, I went to wake her up.

Christmas Eve

We hosted my sisters and their husbands and kids on Christmas Eve. The kids had a great time playing together as usual. They had an even better time opening gifts. My Dad flew in from Florida. I heard him talk about how cold it is in MN a few times :) And burrrr it is cold here this winter. We've had more snow this December and super cold days than I remember having in a long time. The kids all made a haul! They'll keep busy for days....

Monday, December 22, 2008

WhirlWind 24

The last 24 hours have been crazy...
  • Worked out at the gym; Core Conditioning.
  • Jake gets his eye poked, off to urgent care he goes. He came home looking like a pirate and miserable.
  • Couples Group Christmas get together w/ all the kids...Fun!
  • Drop Jake at school, and explain to his teacher what happened, and that he didn't want to miss the classroom Christmas party, but that he was pretty miserable.
  • Dropped Sydney at School
  • Dave Dr. Appt
  • Return at Kohls
  • Dropped Dave at the gym so he can get a quick workout in before he is down for the count for a few days.
  • Embarassing attempt to purchase my MIL a Christmas gift, and realized I'd been driving around all day with no wallet in my purse...ggrrrr. (After my purchase was boxed, bagged and ready to go)
  • Picked up Sydney from School.
  • Picked Dave back up and dropped him at the hospital for his repeat surgery...this time it should work, right!
  • Came home, and got the girls down for their nap. I cleaned.
  • Picked up Jake early from school to take him to the Dr. to have his eye looked by his primary Dr. (Sydney & Regan are along of course)
  • Jake's right eye now has TWO visible scratches (after dye and black-light) During this process Sydney has to go potty, really really bad. Dr. waits w/ Jake and Regan while I bring her...
  • Jake'e eye should be all better w/in 72 hours!!!! Seriously. But atleast it is not infected, and will heal.
  • Visit Dave (all went well), the discharge nurse explains the important details to me while I try to keep all the kids rained in, and from peeking into other peoples rooms. (I should have taken Jan up on her offer).
  • Get the hungry kids to the car and pick up Dave at the front door.
  • Pick-up dinner. Dave's Dad meets us in Woodbury and brings Dave home so he can have some peace and quiet. The kids were a little bit on the roudy side. Dave needs quiet so he can rest.
  • Go to LTF to get my hair done, and let the kids play for awhile.
  • Came home, and got all the munchkins to bed and helped my poor Davey!!

I am beat. Going to bed!

Friday, December 19, 2008

Christmas Service

Jake had his first Christmas program at school on Wednesday night. He was so excited!
He did fairly well, except for two things. First...He was pulling at his sweater vest, pulling it up, down and twisting it around. Nice...and he told me he really didn't want to wear it. Maybe I should have listened. Second, during the last song he placed both hands covering his ears, with his elbows straight out. And then the kid standing behind him started pulling on Jacob's arms, to get them down. Imagine a little tug a war with Jake's arms, luckily it was only for the last song :)
The program was so cute! I couldn't believe all the songs all the kindergarteners knew :)

Sunday, December 7, 2008

We really tried to get a Good One!

Trying to get a decent Christmas picture this weekend proved to be fairly difficult....3 silly kids to sit still at the same time.......nearly impossible. Here are a few of the attempts! Regan proved to be the silliest of the bunch.

It did get a little ridiculous....oh well!