Monday, December 29, 2008

The Wave

M received a Wave Board from Santa. Something he's been asking for since last Christmas.
In case you're not familiar with one of these it's a two wheel accident waiting to happen.
J grumbled at me for two days, "why did you (aka Santa) get him that d@#$ thing", "he's going to hurt himself", blah, blah, blah...
We took M to the park yesterday to try it out, and he did pretty well!
Guess who wanted to try it out and loved it the most?!?!



Friday, December 26, 2008

The Scream!


My youngest child E has a scream that can burst a persons eardrums. I believe the blood curdling screams I had while giving birth to him must have been ingrained in him while still in the birth canal
(but that's another story).


The center photo show E in the middle of a screaming fit while driving to our friends' house for Christmas dinner. It was a 50 minute drive, the first 20 minute of which we has to listen E scream.

To be in an enclosed car with him like this on a cold and rainy day can make your skin crawl, your teeth to clench and make you just about loose your mind.

See the picture of O and M in the bottom right corner? The poor kids were so patient, they just sat there in silence and endured it.


It was an exhausting drive!

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Happy Screaming New Year!


Merry Christmas!


Christmas has come and gone, the kids were happy and appreciated all of their gifts.

Can you believe one of the favorite gifts this year was a dictionary received by M.

For the last year we have struggled with reading. To see him embrace a dictionary and dance for joy over it is
Amazing!

It's one of the best gifts we've ever received.

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Sunday, December 14, 2008

LED LIGHTS!!!!????

I DECIDED TO USE LED LIGHTS THIS YEAR.
I LIKE THEM FOR THEIR GREEN FACTOR.

2007

2008

I HATE THEIR LACK OF SPARKLE!
(I'm so disappointed)




Oh Christmas Tree!


We went and chopped down our tree this weekend and were joined by family and friends.

We found out what happens when you let a bunch of urban/suburban kids loose on a Christmas Tree Farm?



They run wild of course!

They chased each other through the rows of trees non-stop for about an hour.

We found an chopped our tree within the first 10 minutes and spent the next 50 yelling:
"Where's E, O, M, P and A (the kids)? Oh, there they are! Then they'd disappear again.

I should have used the sports setting on my camera, because
I had to erase many a photo as they were just blurs of blues and reds whizzing past.

I am usually pretty paranoid when it comes to my kids, but this was a lesson in letting go and letting them just have fun.






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Monday, December 1, 2008