Tuesday, December 27, 2011

Ho Ho Ho, isn't Christmas Jolly?

Maiden Voyage
Monday, December 5, 2011
Day 190

Since our old car was dying a slow death and we knew that buying a new car was inevitable we debated for a long time about what to get. We liked a lot of things about the Mazda5 but were worried that it didn't have enough cargo space for a Costco trip.

So today I ventured to Costco for the first time in the new car. And I'm happy to say everything fit!

maiden voyage

Of course 2 of the kids were at school and so I was able to leave their car seats home and fold down the seats, which is the ONLY way it all fit. But it DID fit!

Santa Baby
Tuesday, December 6, 2011
Day 191

We ventured to Bass Pro Shop tonight to pay a little visit to Santa. We have actually never done the whole sit on Santa's lap thing but it was one of the activities I put inside our advent stockings so we gave it a try. This year. 

dear Santa

Although nobody actually sat on Santa's lap. Guess they are already too big for that.  

Baby, it's cold outside
Wednesday, December 7, 2011
Day 192

The weather has been getting progressively colder these past weeks and since it has actually been below freezing the last few mornings I finally went to the garage and dug out the box that had coats in it. But hey we made it clear into December before needing coats!

baby it's cold outside

Happy Birthday!!!!!!
Thursday, December 8, 2011
Day 193

Today was Mike's birthday, and I'm embarrassed to say that I didn't plan anything special for him at all. Things have just been so chaotic that it snuck up on me. He kept telling me it was no big deal and he was happy to just have a low key day hanging with his family. But I felt guilty all day and kept trying to come up with something fun for us to all do.

In the end he won and we really did just have a quiet, low key day as a family. We did at least go out for dinner.

I couldn't find any of my birthday candles, though. Nor did we even have a cake to put candles in.

So I got 3 of my little tea light candles and we lit them for him to blow out.

happy birthday!

Make a wish!

Santa and the tooth fairy in the same month!
Friday, December 9, 2011
Day 194

Zoey lost her first tooth today, and it was about time. It's been wiggly forever. In fact the permanent tooth had already grown in behind the baby tooth long before it fell out.

first tooth

The tooth fairy didn't have any small bills in her wallet. Only $20's. So the tooth fairy raided Zoey's piggy bank after she was asleep and pulled out a couple of $1's, leaving behind some loose change.

Somebody PLEASE assure me that this isn't the first time the tooth fairy has had to resort to such measures.  

Saturday, December 10, 2011
Day 195

Rain is in the forecast for the next several days so we decided to spend today trying to clear out the garage so we could actually park the new car in it. I'd say we were successful!


Just don't ask me to show you pictures of what the other garage now looks like.....

Oh, Holy Night
Sunday, December 11, 2011
Day 196

We ventured out to the Mesa Temple tonight for their annual Christmas Light Display.

oh holy night

The best part was that it was 68 degrees and the kids wore only sweaters. When we used to visit the lights at Temple Square we really had to bundle up.

Yes, I think I am going to like winter Christmas in the desert.


Liss said...

what a pristine garage!
and our tooth fairy only leaves a quarter....chintzy little lady!

Karen said...

This post made miss you all so much, I'm weeping. Christmas in the desert with you guys will go down in history as one of my all time favorites!

orangemily said...

Love the Temple lights!

HeidiPie said...

Ikea, and you wear sweaters when it's 68? I'd wear a t-shirt=)