It's 2230 and Natalee & I are currently partying it up at the house watching Oprah. Nice! I just got back from playing some card game called "Screw Your Neighbor". Since I learned that I figured I would learn some blogging skills. LOL
Well, Happy New Year everyone!
Wednesday, December 31, 2008
Tuesday, December 30, 2008
Friday, December 26, 2008
Well the forecast called for warm weather in two days so we decided to take advantage of what snow was left....granted it had rained on and off for 2 days so the snow was more like ice...but whose to say when we would get the chance again. So we bundled everyone up....lots of layers, found some sleds to include box tops and garbage bags and went off in search of the perfect hill.
Madison didn't want to go down the hill on her first attempt but she was hooked by the time we got to the bottom even though we fell off....it was a good thing I had a strong hold on her. Zach and Mike tried out Z new sled and hit a ice bump, POP went the sled but it held out.
Kids didn't want to leave at the end of the day; we are hoping to get more snow!
Thursday, December 25, 2008
Merry Christmas to all. The kids and I left for Toledo on Tuesday and Mike came up on Christmas Eve with the dogs. We started the day off with decorating the cake for baby Jesus, then off to mass for families. Lots of kids so our kids' noises blended in well. We spent Christmas Eve with Nat's extended family; we are up to 48 Great Great Grandchildren. A bit overwhelming for 1st timers but they handled it all well. Grandma looked well and Santa even came for a visit...
The grandparents did a great job decorating and Santa even found his way with everyone's gifts. Z is all into Bakugan games, M loved her Barney doll and A got a Wii...finally, we are with the times!
Enjoy your gifts .....we are sending out the gift of health and happiness to everyone!
Wednesday, December 3, 2008
I can't believe it is December already. Tonight we finally brought all the boxes up and spread the Christmas cheer. The kids really got a kick out of "their" ornaments this year. I have bought each child a different ornament every year that has some meaning for an event in the past year, so that was fun. Ash and Zach put up the two manger scenes....Zachary kept asking when he could open up the gifts that are already under the tree...
Mike and I are now debating if we will put up lights outside....the weather is just a tad bit colder than Guam.....we miss our neighbors across the street who light up the street.....not sure if I have that in me or not.....
Greetings to all!
Monday, December 1, 2008
Madison started preschool today.....what a big day she had....she was so excited to carry her Dora lunchbox to the car. We first took brother to his preschool...then drove across town to her school...she walked right in....found a wagon and was the first to arrive to her classroom. She made herself right at home. There are 5 other children in the class. The sing, play games, have snack and run around in the gym. We are so glad that they opened up space for her....