Wednesday, December 15, 2010

Merry Christmas Season!

Life is so crazy busy for us right now, with four kids and all that is required to get this clinic up and running, but I'm determined to enjoy the Christmas season with the kiddos!

Brandon and Camryn enjoyed "Polar Express" day at Mother's Day Out, cozy in their pajamas with lots of yummy snacks to munch on.
We debated even putting up a tree this year, out of fear that Dex would have it on top of him. I decided we'd risk it since he has such a hard head and we have three other kids who were very disappointed at the idea of not having a tree. So far, he's hardly even noticed the tree. So, I'm very glad we put it up this year. A few pictures in front of the tree ...One of our favorite traditions is going to ride the train at Creekmore Park. With the wintry air, all the Christmas lights, and music playing, it's such a fun time! This year, it was even warm enough that the kids could play on the playground equipment without freezing. Cam thought it was really cool that she got to play in the dark?!The girls on the train.The boys on the train.They were handing out candy canes while you waited to ride. Dexter devoured his and then begged his brother and sisters to share theirs with him!Every year, the regular gals from the gym get together and have dinner together for Christmas. We had a great time this year at Olive Garden. Look at those hot Mommas!We took the kids to visit Santa when he was here in town ... much better than the mall Santa experience because there are no lines and you can take photos. Brandon was bold and stepped right up to be the first to sit in Santa's lap. Dex did better than we expected, but he was definitely not a fan of Santa.

Tuesday, December 7, 2010

Breakfast Drama!

High drama in our house starts early, especially with Camryn. I asked her what she wanted for breakfast this morning and she replied, "Cereal. With milk." Easy enough. No.
I put the cereal in the bowl and started to pour the milk over it, and the shrieking began!
It took awhile for the Drama Princess to calm down enough for me to understand that she was saying, "Put the milk on bottom! I want the milk on bottom of my cereal!"

So, we scooped the cereal to the side of the bowl, poured the milk in, and let the cereal go back on top of the milk! Lesson learned: Camryn is not content with letting gravity do its job with her milk! Milk must go in before cereal!

Wednesday, December 1, 2010

Brandon is going to Kindergarten

. . . just a few months later than he thought.

We were in Wal-Mart Monday, picking out some supplies for Brandon's birthday in January. He was beyond excited and kept telling me, "Mommy, I'm going to be 5 in five weeks!" Then, he got very serious and said, "I need to start making your presents." I asked him why he would be making me presents for his birthday, and he said, "You know, presents for when I go on the bus. 'Cuz I go to kindergarten when I'm five, and you'll miss me during the day when I'm at school!"

"Heartbroken" doesn't even begin to describe that little man when I explained that he wouldn't be going to school until after the summer.