Friday, March 21, 2014

2013/12/22 Sunday: Oven Nachos

Amy changed our world when she taught us to make nachos in the oven.  So much better than microwave nachos.

2013/12/21 Saturday: Santa Patrol

We were laying in bed on a lazy Saturday morning, when we heard fire engines approaching.  I instantly realized I'd forgotten the Santa patrol was coming.  We hopped up, put our shoes on, grabbed the kids and ran across the street to the corner to meet Santa.  Gigi would not go very near Santa, even to get her treat bag.

2013/12/20 Friday: Late Night Henry

2013/12/19 Thursday: Henry's Preschool Program

Henry's preschool program was tonight.  They sang songs, had hand actions.  It was adorable.  Santa called up each kid by name, one at a time, to give them a gift bag.  Henry waited, and waited, and was the very last one called up.  I think the wait nearly killed him.  We thought we had engineered Nick's schedule so he could be there, but in sort of typical doctor fashion, something happened and he got there just as we were leaving for home.

2013/12/18 Wednesday: My Clever Good Deed

Amy felt terrible when V's favorite toy got lost.  It looks like this toy, but the clip is oval instead of round.  I had the idea to post this picture on the on a Facebook group that's a sort of mini-Craigslist.  It's a local group of about 800 members, and people buy/sell everything related to running a household with a family.  I posted this picture, and an explanation that we needed the toy to have the oval clip.  A couple hours later, someone posted they had one that they'd sell for $2.  V has his toy back!

2013/12/17 Tuesday: Butterfly

Gigi made me paint her face, and then criticized my artwork.  We also had a great time at library playtime today.

Thursday, March 20, 2014

2013/12/16 Monday: Sweet Toy Time

The kids continue to enjoy the most frustrating toy in the world.  Henry attempted but didn't break boards in little ninja class.  Amy put new liner on my kitchen shelves, because she is awesome.

2013/12/15 Sunday: Gingerbread House Tradition

We decorate with a gingerbread house kit each year.  The kids want to eat as much of the candy as they put on the house.

Monday, March 17, 2014

2013/12/14 Saturday: Ice Cream Birthday Bash

Miss C had a birthday party at the local ice cream parlor.  A good time was had by all.  This misspelled her name on her waffle cake, but I don't think she noticed.

Friday, March 14, 2014

2013/12/13 Friday: Playgroup Christmas Party

Gigi ended up with the same white elephant gift we had taken to the party, a toy clock, and loves it.  It's her new old treasure.  She also loved these roller skates so much she now wants some for Christmas.  Amy and V came with us too.

2013/12/12 Thursday: Somebody's Been Sleeping In My Bed

Wednesday, March 12, 2014

2013/12/11 Wednesday: Lego Heaven

Since it's been too cold to play outside, we needed an escape from the house.  I thought Legoland would be full of people who had the same idea, but it was almost a ghost town.  We had such a great time!  We had a private Lego Academy lesson, an employee named Ralph rode a ride with Henry that I couldn't take Gigi on, and the last hour they were open their pizza was $1/slice, so guess what we had for dinner.