Wowzers, that was a couple of crazy two weeks or so... good for you blog ladies who are all up to date, already sharing your photos and stories and talking about resolutions. I applaud you. I don't know what the heck is wrong with me, I am way behind and just trying to take it one moment at a time.
I told myself I would not be stressed and to take it easy, take great pictures, eat and not worry about it, not scream about toys being left ev-er-y-where, not feel guilty about all the food we wasted or trash we accumulated, but none of that happened. I only lost it a couple times and in my defense it was really bad and losing it was really appropriate!
Here are a few Christmas highlights... (I tell myself every year I am going to get some great pictures of the kids but in all the craziness, it never happens!)
Christmas Eve jammies
Cookies for Santa, don't you like Zoe's flags!? The one that says "do not touch unless you are Santa" cracks me up!
Tanner, first thing after seeing all the Santa gifts. His version of "what the he** is all this stuff doing in my house?"
Zoe and her Zhu Zhu pets
Parker and the ginormous Nerf gun, doesn't he look so tough? Cracking me up.
Tanner liked everything but he likes Parker's drums best of all
Big tall hubby likes his new watch
Max always gets so excited on Christmas morning. He climbs over all the presents like a billy goat until he finds his and then he unwraps it and takes it to the corner and is happy for the rest of the day! It amazes me that he remembers what to do year after year. Animals are so much smarter than we give them credit for!
I got a new camera to keep in my purse. I am excited to have that and hopefully will get lots of good shots in places besides my house!
We also went to the Krohn Conservatory in Cincinnati to check out the holiday displays. If you are ever in the 'Nati, stop by here, it is free and so beautiful. We had a teeny bopper boy take our picture, don't you love how he got our legs and cut off my big tall hubby's head? So funny!
We did not take any photos on New Year's. I know, you are so bummed. But really, we all watched "E.T." in our jammies and then the ball falling, so it wasn't really picture worthy.
I am glad that everyone is going to be on a normal schedule but it was so hard to get out of bed today! Holy cow, I couldn't believe I had to get up and get everyone ready for school again.
My menus for this week:
I really have no clue, because we have been eating so much high calorie, rich food, I am thinking I may have to fast this week (not really) but salads have never sounded better!
My things to do this week:
- get out "regular" decorations (things we put away in December)
- clean out my fridge (throw out the sweets!!!)
- make treats for Zoe to take to school for her birthday (Friday)
- write thank you notes
- store/sort/purge wrapping paper and supplies
Have a great week everyone and Happy New Year!!!