Saturday, December 31, 2011
1:20AM-2:20AM-Sydney get sick again and we contemplate ER trip
2:45AM-Arrive at ER
4:30AM-Get ER bed at Huntington
7:15AM-Leave ER with Antibiotics
7:45AM-Go to Sleep
9:45AM-Brooke wakes up (thank you for sleeping in baby girl!!!)
10:15AM-Leave for Costco
10:30AM-11:15AM-Shop for New Years at Costco
11:45AM-Brooke and Mom get a Starbucks
12:30PM-Grandma Arrives to see Sydney
12:45PM-1:30PM-Chat with Mom over our Starbucks
1:30PM-4:30PM-Work around the house
4:30PM-Get ready for Dinner
5:30PM-Pick up dinner for mom and dad
6:00PM-Drop kids off at Moms
6:45PM-Dinner at Toro Tora
8:15PM-Pick up kids
10:00PM-Go to bed
Friday, December 30, 2011
In addition to the ridiculous amount of bubble wrap, Hallmark also uses plastic "fitted" inserts into their boxes or plain old tissue paper. What I want to know is what determines what type of wrap they use? I don't envision a great assembly line for packaging instead I envision 1000's of Hallmark elves in this huge disorganized warehouse and they just grab the thing closest to them for packaging.
Wednesday, December 28, 2011
Tuesday, December 27, 2011
Sunday, December 25, 2011
Saturday, December 24, 2011
I have one every year for my birthday but somehow this year we forgot it. On the 23rd Sydney Sydney said to me "Mom is today still your birthday" and when I said "No" she said "But Mom we didn't get you a cake" (She was really upset about it and I got to thinking where the heck is my ice cream cake?) I told her, "This year I am going to share my cake with Jesus for his birthday too". She seemed satisfied with that answer and today when the first candle wouldn't light we stated that "Jesus was blowing his out", then we let Sydney share (after all, sharing is a good thing) and she blew out one candle and then I blew out the last one. Everyone was amused, Sydney was satisfied and I got my mint chip cake.
On The Guest List: Grandma, Grandpa, Andrew, Grace and James
On The Agenda: Dinner, Desert, Andrew reads the kids Christmas story, Family Picture, Gift for mom, Girls get first present (From DP!), Cookies, Water and Carrots for Santa and Reindeer (Sydney decided Santa wanted water)
The wind storm blew off the top of the Christmas Tree at the Americana and I snapped a picture of the tree on the next day while the girls and I were visiting. A week or so later I returned and discovered that they had affixed a Christmas Tree to the top of the original Christmas tree.
Most folks wouldn't notice but given my frequent trips and that I had caught it before it was "fixed" it was pretty easy to spot what they did. Wished I had seen that repair in progress.
Friday, December 23, 2011
Thursday, December 22, 2011
Starbucks with mom, long overdue pedicure, a new bluetooth headsets, birkenstocks (coming), a beautiful "mom" necklace, new pj's, cookie jar, and ipad keyboard/case, a trip to the Americana which included dinner with Becca, Jason, Mom, James, David and the kids. Finished it all off with the Peppermint Milkshake. (since Cheesecake is blech)
Wednesday, December 21, 2011
We can't properly hold our children for photos, this is why we do the famous Thomas sqaut.
Monday, December 19, 2011
Sunday, December 18, 2011
Sydney had a good time though, lots of popcorn, lots of peanuts and special time with mom and dad.
Thanks to everyone who helped make this game possible.
P.S. That Sydney is so cute. When I explained that she needed to root for the purple and white team she said "No Mom, I like the blue"
This year it was at Uncle Dave's and Aunt Tammy's. The company was great, the food was great and a special visit from Santa was fantastic for everyone. Thanks Aunt Tammy and Uncle Dave-we had a great time!