Tuesday, December 30, 2008


I really have been putting off this post because everything is so final. I'm so sad that the anticipation and excitement of Christmas is over and we have to wait another year to do it again.
The kids had a wonderful Christmas, they received WAY to many presents in fact as my mom said as we took her trash out "does this look like our economy is in trouble?, nope it looks like excess". She is so right I don't think Fisher Price or Mattel are in any risk of going out of business anytime soon. I think we now own every Diego and Barbie accessory available.

I was given the wonderful Christmas gift at work of being let off an hour early on Christmas morning so I actually made it before the kids woke up. I was so excited I cried all the way home and then again while I sat waiting for them to wake up, and wait and wait and wait. Did someone forget to tell these kids it was Christmas?

I was so tired from the 3.5 hours sleep I got the night before and didn't get any pictures of the kids in their Christmas outfits oops but I did get a few others.
Now the tree is down and the gingerbread houses are in the trash although I plan on telling the kids they are simply put away, do you think they will remember next year? The Christmas goodies are all gone and I have the coolest gift a Wii Fit to help me burn off some of the many calories I have consumed lately.

Hope you all had a Merry Christmas and feel at least half as blessed as I do.

Tuesday, December 23, 2008

Christmas Carols

I know I said no more posts until after Christmas but I couldn't help sharing our little pageant!

Monday, December 22, 2008

Christmas Traditions

The last couple of weeks have been busy with holiday tradition. Last week the kids spend the night with Grandma and decorated gingerbread houses and her tree. The adults built the house the night before, this is so much fun especially when most of the adults are drinking!

Today the kids and I baked and baked and then baked some more! We made Almond Tea cookies (I saw the recipe in a magazine and thought why not), Oatmeal Raisin cookies, Applesauce Raisin cookies (these are daddy's favorite), Chocolate Chip ( I LOVE the dough!), and we made reindeer cookies. Let me first day that making cookies with 3 three year olds is so much fun and sooooo exhausting! I hope they remember this forever like I do from baking with my mom, brother, and grandpa when I was growing up.

Helping mommy bake
Our Reindeer cookies aren't they cute!
James cookies
Abigail and her reindeer's

Katie's cookies and "big" smile

James and Aunt Linda

Abigail with Aunt Katie
Katie and James they just started and he is already eating candy!

I probably won't make it on again before Christmas or until a couple of days after since I have to work 4-8 AM Christmas Eve, Christmas, and the day after. OMG when am I going to sleep. Pray for my husband and mom that they can keep the kids out of the presents until I get to off Christmas, I'm not sure who has it worse me for having to work or them for the screaming they will have to listen to. My mom has this great plan that they can keep the kids up until midnight and maybe they will sleep late, hahahahahahahahahaa!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Merry Christmas to all and to all a goodnight!!!

Thursday, December 18, 2008

Well he isn't pregnant!

Took James to the Dr on Friday and was told he had a virus, no big deal nothing you can do. We had a great weekend but on Monday afternoon he started going downhill fast and by Tuesday he was miserable. Took him back to the Dr and after a nasty nasal swap the Dr came in and said "well there are 2 lines", so I said "so either he is pregnant or has RSV". The Dr said I stole his line!

When will the letters RSV put together stop scaring me? I know it isn't really dangerous for him anymore but I thought past 2 it was more of a common cold kind of thing not this God awful cough and pain that causes my baby boy to cry in agony and do nothing for more than 5 minutes other than lay on me.

When the triplets were born we were given the very serious warning that RSV could be life threatening and they got a shot every month for the first winter and we weren't allowed to leave the house. We made it through that year thank God but at 1 James caught it. It took a couple of months before he was really back to himself. So not only does it scare me for my baby to get RSV but it terrifies me that we may somehow expose someone elses baby or elderly grandparent.

I've met many moms that have never even heard of it and I say gee it must be nice to not have that knowledge or fear!

Monday, December 15, 2008

Excuse Me

I have succeeded in teaching my children good manners, unfortunately they won't stop using them.

Conversation in the car yesterday:
James- Doody Waddy
Abigail- laughing hysterically
James- Doody waddy
more cackling from Abigail
Katie- Excuse me James and Abigail mommy doesn't like potty talk and that's rude!

James- doody waddy doody waddy
Abigail- still laughing
Katie- Excuse me guys that's not nice

A little later daddy told the kids something ( I don't remember what)
Katie- Excuse me Daddy that's not right don't say that again.

Everything is Excuse me guys! I am so proud my daughter knows excuse me but I can't tell you how funny it is to hear from her little mouth over and over and over again!