Wednesday, December 24, 2008

The DREADED Question...

Here was the conversation last night.

Connor: "Mom, it is just so hard to believe"
Me: "Believe what?" Knowing full well what he was talking about!
Connor: "Santa"
Me: "Why?"
Connor: "Kyle said that Santa is just the parents getting the presents. Mom is it you that is doing it?"
Me: "You have to believe to get presents from Santa"
Connor: "Well, I want to believe"

I am just not good in these type of situations. It just makes me so sad that he is getting so old so quickly. I am hoping we can just get past this Christmas and then we may have to have the conversation with him about Santa and try to convince him to not tell his brothers!

We still made cookies for Santa and he wants to give the reindeer their food. It is so cute because he really does want to believe! Those darn kids at school, can't they just keep their thoughts about Santa to themselves!!!

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!

Thursday, December 11, 2008

Just a bad day....

Didn't get anything done at work that I had planned.

Ordered something on line and after I paid realized that it was on back order. You're kidding me right?! It better arrive before Christmas.

Tried to bake cookies and either got the batches too done or not done enough! They took a crap load of ingredients too!

Pulled clothes out of the dryer and found mysterious yellow spots on almost all of them! I have checked every pocket and found nothing!

Going to bed...hoping tomorrow is a better day because it will be my birthday!!!

Tuesday, December 9, 2008

Colts Game with Carson

For the past few years, we have been fortunate to be able to split Colts season tickets with another couple. I love to go to the games. Usually Jim and I go to most of the games and then at least one game we try to take the boys. The problem is that we only have 4 tickets. This was fine until Davis decided that he wanted to go watch Peyton Manning!

Now that Connor is playing basketball, his games are on Sunday. So Jim took Connor and Davis to Connor's basketball game and I got to take Carson to the football game...Darn! :) It is always so much fun to just have one on one time with the boys. It does not happen very often, but when it does I really try to take advantage of it! In a few weeks, Jim and I are taking the other two boys to a game. They really are lucky boys!!

Thank you Carson for a fun day at Lucas Oil Stadium!!!

Saturday, December 6, 2008

Fun Friday!

The last few years Jim and I have taken a day off together to go Christmas shopping. Yesterday was the day. It is so much fun to go together to pick things out for family, the boys and each other. A day of just the two of us. Lunch together, no whining that we are taking too long, catching up on our busy lives, searching for the perfect gifts to wow the boys on Christmas morning!

I love this time of if I could just snap my fingers and have everything wrapped!

Wednesday, December 3, 2008

Sleeper Pajamas

When I was young my Grandma would buy us a new pair of pajamas to wear on Christmas morning. When we were younger a lot of the pj's would be sleepers. I remember loving them. There was just one thing I remember I did not like about them, and that was how noisy they were when you walked. The reason I did not like this was because you see, I would always try to sneak into my sister's room in the middle of the night. In order to get to her room, I would have to go by my parent's room and if they heard me they would make me go back to my room. I literally remember crawling on my knees so they did not hear the noisy bottoms of my pajamas!

Then my brother was born, and I was forced to share a room with her. Sharing a room was not near as much fun as sneaking into her room in the middle of the night!

My two younger boys found sleepers in their drawer that they wanted to wear, and it had finally gotten cold enough for them to do that. Connor was so disappointed that he did not have any. So off to Target I go, and of course they did not fail me or Connor. Thank heavens for Target!

It is fun to see the boys enjoy their sleepers as much as I did!

Tuesday, December 2, 2008

Daddy's Diner

Since Connor has been playing sports, dealing with dinner has gotten a little harder! The other night when he had practice I called Jim and told him to just throw in some chicken nuggets and bagel bites for the boys! Boring I know, but needed something quick since they were STARVING! So when we got home this is what Jim had done.

My husband loves to use things up and clean things out, so he got in the freezer and not only got the chicken nuggets and bagel bites, but added hash browns that would have probably stayed up there for another 6 months! He got leftovers out of the refrigerator and warmed them up and let the boys pick what items they wanted. He made up a ticket for each boy and asked them what they wanted and marked it off on the ticket. They could even have pop that night!!

Leftovers are never fun, at least for me, but when you put a little twist on them it can be fun!
Good job Jim on making it fun!!

At the end of dinner, Jim jokingly gave them a bill for a ridiculous amount. The boys got a laugh out of it.