Thursday, December 24, 2009

A Semi-Long Post With Photographic Details of How We Spent the Day

Note: I'm kinda phoning this post in. Feel free to skip it if you're not my mom. It's like Christmas is making me soft or something.

Well, first, I took a nap at like, ten o'clock.

Then we went sledding. This next picture shows literally ALL of the sledding that we did.

We seem to have miscalculated the snow depth/child weight sledding differential.

But the slide still worked.

But then there was a lot of foot dragging and yelling and complaining about walking in the snow. Not by me this time. (It was Quinn.) For the record, we are a five-minute walk from the park. So it's not like we were walking the Iditarod or anything.

Then we made oatmeal chocolate chip cookies for Santa. And for us.

Jack licked the bowl I used to melt the butter in. That kid loves him some butter.

Then I took another nap.

And then a lot of time passed and we did some stuff and we ate dinner. Then Jack jumped up and moved the screen in front of the fireplace so Santa would be able to get through. And then Alex and I both died of cuteness right there.

I bribed the children into sitting in front of the tree to get a cute photo.

This isn't the worst one or the best one, but it was the funniest one.

So I took this glamour shot of my dog in front of the tree.

Take THAT, human children!

Of course, you can't forget the reindeer dust. (Oatmeal to feed the reindeer and sprinkles so the reindeer will see the sparkles from the air and know where to land.)

I think that makes us all ready. Sam moved the Lego table with all the advent calendar stuff into the living room so Santa could see it. We made chocolate milk. We laid out cookies.

We Alex read "'Twas the Night Before Christmas" to the munchkins.

Then we sat up for the next sixteen hours waiting for our kids to fall asleep.

You know why I have all this time to blog? It's because they refuse to sleep. In fact, Sam is in the TV room right now complaining about how it's hard to fall asleep.

Alex: "Pretend you're in a field with a big fence. And on one side of the fence are a thousand dogs. Picture them jumping them over the fence."

Sam: "I only see one dog."

Alex: "Then picture him jumping over the fence a thousand times."

Well. You can imagine where this went from there.

Wish me luck. I may be up late.

Also, Happy Holidays/Merry Christmas/Enjoy Your Friday!


  1. Beautiful post. Merry Christmas. YM

  2. Merry Christmas!

    A) Where did you get the aprons?

    B) Maybe you should use the picture of Cassie (am I remembering her name right) for next year's picture? It's beautiful.

    C) Crap, I forgot to take a picture of the kids in front of the tree - maybe later when the in-laws bing a ton of gifts over

    D) we loved your Christmas card

    E) Trust, me, I know what it's like to take pictures of three kids, ours come out the same!

    F) I thought my kids were the only one's who like to eat butter? It's probably because we don't use it often, so when we do, they like butter with a side of butter...

    G) I never got to make the LEGO table, I brought the wrong size green plates. I need to actually measure and figure out what I need. Maybe it will just show up in her room!

  3. Christmas Eve still contains a lot of magic when the kids are young. Wonderful!!

  4. love it! hope you all enjoyed the day--

    now I'm ready to sleep. For several weeks.

    Holidays wipe. me. out.


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