Look at my fantastic new kitchen! What cooking I've done in it so far, has been great!
Adree's artistic ability shines with her nifty new easel!
The kids ended up with several new games for their various game systems...this is Drake and Adree enjoying Boom Blox for the Wii
Seth playing with his Nintendo DS lite he received for his birthday on the 27th
I can't believe my baby is now 7! Where did the time go?
Seth and my nephew Gavin tearing up the track on Mario Kart for the Wii =0)
Aww, yes that is Sterling under all the hair! I love it! =0)
Grandma Jan and Grandpa Lloyd with all 6 of their grand kids...
Well, if that isn't a bunch of trouble makers...ha!
Puppy's idea of a good Christmas...
Drake working on his new Lego set...
Seth working on making a huge mess after opening presents! =0)
Adree creating a masterpiece with her easel...
Lee teasing Puppy by not getting right up to get him his morning treat...
and so the chaos began....
For those of you that have been brave enough to sift through all the pictures to get down to the text part of the blog, my congratulations are with you! We have been one very busy bunch of hooligans! =0) We somehow packed Christmas, a family get together, and Seth's birthday all into the span of just three days...whew!=0) Yes, and this was all accomplished with me working two of the three of them.=0)
I loaded the pictures in order of most recent back to Christmas, so I guess I'll start with Sethee's birthday...poor thing has a birthday just two day's after Christmas and no, Mom is never prepared until the day before. Christmas is just nice enough to hog up so many resources!=0) Crazy to think that my baby is now 7! Of course he'll still be my baby when he's 70...but that's neither here nor there.=0) He wanted a Nintendo DS for his birthday (Adree got one for her birthday, so of course...) he got one in red his favorite color.=0) Along with a game from Mom and another game from Grandma and Grandpa and enough birthday money from Lee and Auntie Cara to buy another, I think he's set for a while! =0) I try to make sure to make it fun and not wrap any of his presents in Christmas paper, but it always seems to take several days for all the things that go along with birthdays to be accomplished. ( There's that silly Christmas hogging all the resources again!) He wants to go to Jumping Jax (a place full of bounce houses and slides) and we won't even have time for that until tomorrow! We had chocolate cake with vanilla rainbow chip frosting and turkey burgers for lunch before I had to go to work. I'm glad he's so easy going and easy to please!=0) Happy Birthday to my little man! =0)
On Saturday after Christmas we had a bit of a family get together at our new house, yay! Mom and Dad and Cara and Nathan and their three and Sterling all came. This doesn't happen very often (where we all get together) it was short but sweet, and fun to all be together!=0) We all had sandwiches for lunch and opened presents from the gift exchange and the kids opened all their presents from Grandma and Grandpa and Aunties and Uncles. Cara put together a DVD of pictures of Mom and Dad when they were young, as well as, all of us kids growing up. We had a great time laughing and remembering all the silly things in the pictures, the bad clothes, hair, etc.=0) My niece Ainsley spent the night with us on Adree's bottom bunk and although it was short, I thought it was fun!=0) We didn't get to have a family talent show like we wanted, but I guess we'll have to do it next year.=0)
Christmas was spent opening presents, cleaning up the house for the next day and me working for part of the evening. I got a new dresser, Lee got an ottoman and clothes and a new trimmer, the kids got a trampoline from Santa, Drake and Seth got a Wii game and Lego's and clothes/shoes books... (lots of things of course!) Adree got an easel which she has put to good use already, a vintage Rainbow Bright doll, clothes/Heely's...etc.=0) Quiet together as a family, just the way it should be!=0)
And before all the chaos of the holiday, I got my kitchen completely put together and clean! It is truly a dream to work in, I keep telling Lee if I didn't have to work, I would cook for him all the time and I truly wouldn't mind...it's great! I don't even mind cooking after being at work all day and that's saying something! Ha! =0)
Like I said, it was a whirlwind of a holiday, but it was fun and I'm sooo glad it's over! I mean Wow! What a busy holiday!=0)
Ainsley the Driving Girl
3 weeks ago