Monday, December 31, 2007
Thursday, December 27, 2007
Wednesday, December 26, 2007
We all survived Christmas! The kids all had a great time - as you can see by the videos! It was a lot of fun - and everyone seemed to enjoy it! AJ has decided that for his birthday, he wants wants what Dallas got for Christmas - a Rip Stick. They have been playing with it all day today, as well, so - that is probably what he will be getting, and maybe just a bit early, so he can use it now!
Alli got a very large stuffed Pikachu - and it was a hit!
Sunday, December 23, 2007
Ralph and I went out to dinner Friday night for our 20 (!!!) anniversary. AJ and his friend baby sat for us - they are getting pretty good at it! They also watched Alli while we went to a funeral service yesterday, and it lasted a lot longer than I thought it would! I checked in with AJ right after the service, (before we talked to everyone there) and he said Alli was being a pain the whole time we were gone. She wouldn't each the lunch he fixed, she wouldn't each the snack he fixed, she didn't want to watch the videos he picked, nothing! Just being a pain! She was much better for me when we got home (AJ and Dallas ran away a soon as they could to Dallas's house.)
Friday, December 21, 2007
Wednesday, December 19, 2007
AJ is on "finals schedule" this week, which means he gets out of school at noon today and 10:00 tomorrow. He was supposed to get out of school yesterday at 2:30, but called at 1:15 - he was done with his last final - could I come and get him. Sure, why not! I had nothing else planned! Monday, I picked him up after school, and he and the dogs and I went for a run on the river trail. I planned on taking a walk on the trail, but that didn't happen! Unfortunately for me, I was not wearing running shoes - I was wearing rain boots. I am paying for that run with sore ankles! It was fun on the trail though!
Monday, December 17, 2007
Thursday, December 13, 2007
Wednesday, December 12, 2007
Sunday, December 09, 2007
Saturday, December 08, 2007
Today was our Christmas cookie decoration party for the kids. This year it was a smaller group - just Carolyn, Rosemary and Emma, along with Dallas, who spent the night last night. My ornaments this year were clear glass balls, and the kids decorated them with paint (and what ever else they could find)
Here is the table of sugar cookies - after decorating, and the plates of cookies going home with each family, as well as the craft table.
Here are a few of the ornaments that got decorated.
Here is a video of Alli and me decorating a Christmas ornament today. It actually went better than I thought is would - you can actually tell what it was supposed to be! AJ took the video for me - and did a great job!
Here is the ornament: