Thursday, December 30, 2010

Christmas Morning

Opening Stockings on Christmas Morning...

The only person in our family who thought the dog needed a present was Avery. She is such an animal lover!!

After opening all presents downstairs, we had one surprise present upstairs from Mimi and Papa... A WII! They were so excited. This is the kids opening some of the games.

Tuesday, December 28, 2010

Christmas Musical at Church

Avery and Sydney both had solos in the Christmas Musical at church. They were so cute and did great.

Tuesday, December 21, 2010

Twas the Week before Christmas...

And all through house, everyone was puking, just missed my blouse.
The stockings were hung on the wall with care,
Better be sure it's all even and fair.
The children took turns sleeping on mom and dad's floor,
In hopes that there would be puking no more.
And ma' in her sweats and dad on the pot,
Complaining his stomach sure hurt a lot.
When in the oldest's room there arose such a clatter,
I ran down the stairs to see what was the matter.
Away to the bathroom, I flew like a flash
When I opened the door, I heard a big splash.
When what to my wondering eyes should appear,
The toilet being missed and the splash far and near.
With a hunched over child calling, "Come quick",
I knew in a moment.. another one is sick.
The next morning, in my room they all came,
And I whispered and uttered each child by name;
Now Morgan! Now Avery! Now Sydney! Now Jordan!
We have to kick this sickness before Christmas mornin'
To the vitamin C, to the hydrating water!
Go my young son and my 3 daughters!
And, then in a twinkling, I heard down the stairs,
The screaming and fighting of which one is theirs'.
As I drew in my head and was turning around,
Down the stairs I came running with a bound.
They were not dressed or ready at all,
They still were in PJs from the big to the small.
I said not a word, just gave them a look,
When they got bored, I said "read a book".
And putting their finger inside of their nose,
they heard the exclaiming of "No!" and my woes.
We spent the day making and wrapping our presents,
We ended the evening by being quite pleasant.
Although it's not perfect and not everything is right,
Merry Christmas to all and to all a Good Night!!

Wednesday, December 8, 2010

Our Troop walking in the Parade

This year, our troop decided to walk in the Winter Garden parade. I was so impressed that at the end none of the girls complained about being tired, asked to go potty or for a drink. They had a great time and we sang the the girl scout cheer the whole way.

Monday, December 6, 2010

Thanksgiving in Georgia

This year we headed to Georgia for Thanksgiving. As per our tradition for Turkey Day up North, we (daddy and Papa) raked all the leaves in the yard into one big pile and the kids all jumped in and started a leaf fight. :)

A stray cat wondered into the backyard and became the kids' favorite thing to play with all week. Even though Avery is allergic, she couldn't keep her hands off of Nibbles (yes, they named it).

Aunt Jaime planned 3 different crafts for the kids to do while we were there. This is the fruit kabob Turkey.