Tuesday, December 27, 2011

You better not pout....

Oh How Times Have Changed
Monday, December 12, 2011
Day 197

The note the kids pulled from the advent stocking tonight was that they could stay up 10 minutes extra to play Santa Coaster on their iPod. This shot of my boys just completely entranced in their games was just classic.


It's moments like this that I can't really tell if I'm a really good mom or a really bad mom......

Tuesday, December 13, 2011
Day 198

It has been raining cats and dogs for the past several days. The rain finally abated and we discovered why the big empty field behind us is called the flood control zone.

We typically see and hear cows behind the house. This morning we woke up to the sound of ducks. They apparently really like our new river.

Wednesday, December 14, 2011
Day 199

Dropped the Mazda off today to have some items installed that were pre-negotiated when we bought they car but that they didn't have in stock in their parts department.

This was the loaner car I drove off the lot with.

Bonus points for anybody who can tell me where I am parked in this picture.

I should be Cinderella....
Thursday, December 15, 2011
Day 200

Zoey was playing dress up today and was dressed up like Sleeping Beauty when I asked her to hang up some of her laundry. She sighed and said, "I should be wearing my Cinderella dress because you make me work ALL the time."

I should be Cinderella

She has such a tough life!

Run, run as fast as you can....
Friday, December 16, 2011
Day 201

Today was Zoey's holiday party at school. All the kindergarten classes have been reading different versions of the Gingerbread Man story this week and talking about character and setting and such. So they finished off the unit by making gingerbread houses.

there is a house under there somewhere under all that candy

I promise there is a gingerbread house somewhere beneath all that candy.

Arizona Snow
Saturday, December 17, 2011
Day 202

Tonight's activity from our Advent stockings was to make paper snowflakes, since they are likely the ONLY snowflakes they will see this year for Christmas.

After doing a few out of regular typing paper we discovered that tissue paper makes really nice BIG snowflakes and the thinner paper is WAY easier for little hands to cut.

Silly x3
Sunday, December 18, 2011
Day 203

Tonight on our count down to Christmas our activity was to take a picture in our Santa hats, which the kids interpreted as an invitation to be downright silly.


Liss said...

you are at ikea in your cute orange car!

smart mama on the tissue paper snowflakes!

Ryan said...

That would be Ikea. Obviously.

orangemily said...

Love the orange loaner! Looks like you're in front of Ikea.
Zoey's gingerbread house is classic!
Beautiful snowflakes!
Cute little elves!