A little video to commemorate the day!
This is my first time ever doing something like this. It took me forever. I fear that I am getting old. Stuff that was once so easy for me to grasp, is much harder now.
Brianna needed to work on spelling words. Katie decided to work on letters, which that in itself is a miracle! Alex decided to join in on the fun by trying to consume the head of a giraffe. Thankfully the giraffe didn’t mind!
*suck, suck, suck*
Practice makes perfect.
The letter b has a stick with a bubble on it!
We spent New Year’s with the Jacob’s. The kids played the night away. The adults ate lots of great food, played pictionary man and mad gab. It was a great night. Alex even stayed up until about 11:30 then nursed to sleep, but woke up to the noise of kids screaming happy new year and horns blowing loudly! The funniest part of the night was when we pulled into our driveway. All the kiddos were asleep. We looked back and Katie had fallen asleep with a piece of celery in her mouth. It was hilarious! Pictures of course.
Brian went to the Flyers/Bluejackets game on Sat. night with my Dad. We had to have a mini photo shoot with Alex in his Flyers gear! Sadly the Flyers tanked, losing 0-3. At least the Eagles won on Sun.
We spent time with Paula and Michael on Tuesday. We had to spend the night at my parents due to ice that night. My Dad fell outside trying to show me just how slick it was. Alex was awake from 1-3am, fussy because of his cold. We hung out in Dwight’s room, he was playing Warcraft and watching Heroes. Brian left to get to the house and then to work. Paula and Michael left around 8am and it took them 1hr to get 3 miles because of the road conditions and accidents. Brian got off work early and picked us up. We went home, got ourselves together and then went to LCC for the Christmas Eve Service. We got there late because traffic outside Walmart was unbelievable, they had shut down the road, because Walmart was trying to close and people kept trying to get inside. The band did Christmas songs. Then Hilary and Jeff Sloat read a story to the kids. After that Tom did a mini sermon which included picking Alex up and using him as a visual of baby Jesus and why he was sent to us. It was really powerful.
Brianna tried to get up around 1am, I wasn’t surprised! Brian let her know not to wake us up again until after 6. She and Katie came in at exactly 6:05. The girls were in awe of all the presents. Brian read us “The Newborn King”. Alex’s only interest in the story was trying to eat the book. Then we opened stockings and Santa presents. The last presents to be opened were the treasured American Girl dolls. Brianna was looking worried up until that point, she was sure she wasn’t getting one after Santa fell through. The look on her face is priceless! We took mostly video of them opening up those gifts. We hung out, cleaned up, ate breakfast and then made our way to my parents house. We opened up gifts there, hung out, had lots of food. That is about it. It was a pretty low key Christmas.
I still can’t believe it’s all over. All the planning, shopping, wrapping and it’s over.
I’m slightly depressed actually.
At least that is what I thought I was doing. Brian said I had bobbing head syndrome, and it looked like I was a puppet being manipulated by Kelly Peters, who happened to be sitting right behind me.
Rick Tawney is going to be the part time cell group pastor and he was the speaker today. The problem wasn’t the message or the way it was delivered. The problem was that Alex woke up at 3am and was hitting me in the face with his little fist and whipping me with his spit cloth! He wasn’t interested in nursing. He was just interested in talking and being wide awake! I finally got up with him around 6:30am. Church had just the right environment for my brain to shut down and try to nod off into dream land. I was absolutely exhausted.
I was wondering why Brian kept nudging me, I thought he was being sweet and rubbing my leg because he loves me, he was just embarrassed by my lack of consciousness!
Alex had his first trip to the ped. for an illness. I took him in on Wed. and he was dx’d with a double ear infection. Poor boy. He absolutely hates amoxicillin. He spit up his entire first dosage. He is starting to feel better now though.
And pictures, because I promised. Took these today..
I’ve been in a major LJ slump. I just don’t even know what to write. I suppose I should just write whatever is on my mind, but I have been reluctant to do so for some reason. I know I usually go through my phases with LJ, but I wish I could just snap out of it.
We have been pretty busy around here, and like usual I have been running around like crazy. I have managed to get Christmas done for the kids and Brian. I’m pretty excited for Christmas this year. I’m still crocheting a bunch of stuff, but it’s a quick scarf pattern so I’m pretty sure I’ll get that stuff done.
Tonight is Brianna’s Christmas program at school. It’s called “A Star is Born”. She is thrilled. They are doing it in Chapel this morning for the whole school and then the family performance is tonight. Katie’s Christmas program is tomorrow at 1. I’m going to pull Brianna from class so she can see it. I’m praying that Brian will be able to make it, someone is out from work this week and there is an auction due tomorrow at some time that he has to do. My Mom and Dwight are definitely going to be there though.
I got a pink and gray dyson from Target on black friday. I’m in love with this machine! And I was completely sickened by what my old vacuum left behind. Who knew that vacuuming could be so much fun LOL.
Last night was the second to last unit in the Bible Study my friends and I are doing. I think I’m going to take a break from leading after this one and just do a study with Brian. I think it will bring us closer to the Lord individually, as well as together as a couple. Not sure what we are going to do though, anyone have any suggestions????
I need to go food shopping today at Aldi, and I’m so glad that it is more on the warm side. I was thinking of seeing if my Mom could watch the kids so I could go alone and then leave Katie there and just take Alex home. More stuff is arriving via Amazon today and I want to open it up and wrap stuff.
Oh and Alex has his first illness. He had a fever on Sunday, and it’s possibly back today. I was actually thinking of taking him in, but he is his happy self. He was miserable on Sat. night though. Poor baby boy. Though I think being 6 months old and the first time getting sick is pretty awesome!!!
I got a diaper sprayer and tried to install it with my mind not all there. I don’t have a flexible supply line, which was my first mistake, the second was turning the water on full blast instead of off. I had a flooded bathroom and I was soaked. Thankfully I found it more comical than aggravating. I need to go to Home Depot and get the right line and then reinstall. At least this time I will get it right!
Alex has been having oatmeal and started doing the first foods. Just apples, bananas and sweet potatos. He loves it, but now his poop is just plain nasty. I need this diaper sprayer!!!!!!
Alright, Katie is clammering for my attention. I need to go. I’ll try to get some pictures up soon!
I love these kids! I also love no school! We all slept until 8!!!