Monday, December 22, 2008

This and That...

Wow, it has been a long time since my last post. Just the crazy time of year! I did have my birthday and it was pretty good. Just not as quite as fun as they used to be. Connor played a basketball game that night so afterwards we went to Logan's to eat. The boys enjoyed throwing the peanuts on the floor. They filled their pockets with the peanuts for the way home thinking they would eat them in to van...wrong answer!!! The van is messy enough as it is.

Last week the boys had a two hour delay so where do you go if you have a two hour delay? To Cracker Barrel, of course! Just because the roads are too bad for the buses doesn't mean they are too bad for the Odyssey!
Aunt Jami got the boys a Lego advent calendar. They are having a ball opening it each morning. They have accumulated quite a collection of little Lego people and accessories. Hard to believe that they only have a few days left to go. Thank you Aunt Jami! We are planning to do it again next year.
I have this week off which is so nice. It is making me look forward to retiring in a few months. It has been so bitter cold that we have not even left the house the past couple of days. Today the boys did a gingerbread house. We have not done one of these before and they had a fun time decorating it! I was proud of the finished product.

I have been reading the book "The Tale of Despereaux" to the boys this past week. Hopefully we can finish it up tonight or tomorrow and go watch the movie. At least get us out of the house! The boys have enjoyed the book. It has short chapters so we are taking time out here and there to read a chapter or two. I have even been reading while they eat breakfast and lunch. I want to continue even more than them sometimes!!

I hope everyone is having a happy holiday season! Whew! I will try to be better at keeping up the next few weeks!


Busy Bee Suz said...

I love the pictures and cracker barrel and advent calendars are always so wonderful for kids.
Let us know how the movie is!!! It looks really cute to me.
Take care,

Jami said...

It sounds like you have been very busy. I am glad the boys like the Advent Calendar. I can't believe Christmas is almost here. I am so excited! See you in a couple of days...Merry Christmas.

RosyRose said...

mmm..yum..LOVE, LOVE Cracker Barrel! We have been snow and ice bound too...kind of fun huh? Your boys are super cute. I bet they are loads of fun!
Hope you have the merriest of Christmas'

Sherri said...

I want to do one of those little countdown calenders next year. I can't believe that we never have!!
I love your gingerbread house. We did ours this past weekend. I've started buying the ones that are already put together...we just get to decorate them. They are so much funner and turn out so much nicer. Was yours already put together?

Tara said...

It was put together! It was a Wilton and only $6 at WalMart! It definitely was easier that it was already put together for them!

Nicole said...

Thank you so much for your comment! I had to laugh at the lego advent calendar because that would be a huge hit in our house as well! Merry Christmas to you to!!

karengberger said...

Merry Christmas to you and your boys (including your hubby)! These photos are so sweet. God bless all of you.