Tuesday, December 27, 2011

Christmas comes this time each year

Now THAT was smart!
Monday, December 19, 2011
Day 204

Today at running club I was running across the blacktop to record the kids' totals for the day. Somebody's water bottle had been knocked over and I stepped right on it and rolled forward and fell down on the blacktop. I tried to just jump up and shake it off but my ankle hurt so bad I couldn't walk on it. So I crawled back over to where the kids were starting to gather.

I sat there thinking I was going to have to call Mike to come pick me up because I wasn't sure I'd be able to even walk home. Luckily after sitting for a few minutes I could get up on it again-but I had to sort of limp home.

I iced it and stayed off it the rest of the night hoping it wasn't anything serious. I had TOO much to do and no time for a sprained ankle!

(Since I am writing this weeks later I can tell you that I hobble around for about 2 more days but I did manage to get around. Not really sure what I did to it since even today if I turn it too far one way or if I try to sit cross legged on it it still hurts, but not so much that I can't walk on it. So I'm still mostly just choosing to ignore it and hope it will just heal completely on it's own.)

Winter Fun Run
Tuesday, December 20, 2011
Day 205

Today was the Family Winter Fun Run at school. Since I was still hobbling around from my mishap yesterday I chose to be a spectator only.

Here is Adam nearing the finish line. He's the one with the blue shirt on and the yellow sweater tied around his waist.

And here's Zoey rounding the bend-blue shirt, black pants, and daddy carrying her pink sweater for her. What a good daddy.

All I want for Christmas is....
Wednesday, December 21, 2011
Day 206

Zoey lost her second tooth day! Tooth fairy is going broke and hope she doesn't loose any more for a while now!

The two front teeth on the bottom are the two she lost this month, but as you can see the permanent ones are already mostly grown in. So no gap-toothed smiles here.

Too Grown Up!
Thursday, December 22, 2011
Day 207

I helped Harrison wrap gifts for his siblings and dad today and he filled out the gift tags all by himself.

When did he get so big?????

Reserved Seating
Friday, December 23, 2011
Day 208

Our Christmas guests arrived today and I still didn't have enough seating for everybody. I've been eyeing some of these saddle stools for awhile now but didn't buy any because, we were moving and it was just more stuff to move.

But now that we are settled in (mostly) and have guests coming to actually use them I talked Mike into some.

What do you do on Christmas Eve?
Saturday, December 24, 2011
Day 209

We went swimming.

Since the community is still fairly small we had the pool to ourselves. They have a nice sound system at the pool so we cranked the Christmas tunes and enjoyed the sun.

Merry Christmas!
Sunday, December 25, 2011
Day 210

Santa found us! The kids were worried he may not know where we moved, but looks like he has good change of address elves working for him.


Silly Santa didn't put names on any of our gifts. Instead he taped puzzle pieces to each gift. Each kid had the picture of what his or her puzzle looked like when put together and had to figure out which pieces went to their puzzle in order to figure out which gifts were theirs.

And, it wouldn't be Christmas without our traditional dinner of Costco Lasagna and Pesto.

I decided years ago I didn't like spending all day in the kitchen so this meal is a festive red and green and is SUPER easy!!!!! And delicious. What more could you ask for?


Liss said...

what a chivalrous daddy to carry zoe's jacket :)
i LOVE the puzzle idea for the presents.
and harrison writing gift tags? that's like when sophie surprised me a month ago by writing jonah's name without even asking how to spell it or looking at anything with jonah's name on it. they don't ask our permission to grow up!

orangemily said...

Loads of fun!!