Tuesday, December 23, 2008

Tinker Bells........

Tinker Bells.....Tinker Bells.........jingle all the way....

That's what we heard from the back seat tonight while we went through the light display at herr's. That would be Rileigh's version of jingle bells.

Just too darn funny!

Good old friends

We went to a GREAT holiday party on Saturday evening!! Just wanted to share the picture!

Just how many Santa's are there?

Well after the third Santa we finally got a picture that's a keeper!! We were at a loss this year because our friend Santa is just way too far away for us to go see. They saw Santa at their school, and then another at the VFW and then finally we broke down and took them to the mall yesturday to see yet another, but that's when I finally got the best picture. Boy did we have awesome timing!! We went in and were 4th in line and breezed right through and Santa took his time with them and I snapped off 5 or 6 pictures, they didn't even bug us to take a picture for us to buy, then we went down to Hollister for gift cards, came back through and the line was wrapped around the whole Santa display! Shew!!!!

Monday, December 15, 2008

Toilet Paper.....

Well over the summer I was AMAZED/SHOCKED at the amount of toilet paper that I went through....and as most of you know I am a Chatty Kathy and while talking about that little piece of trivia in my life someone suggested to put the paper the other way on the holder. So I did and OMG it really and truely has worked. I like the paper over the top, but switching it to I guess that you would call it under?...has really and truely cut down on the times I need to change the roll. I only did this experiment on the powder room, but at this point, I'm going full force and changing all of the rolls!!! I'll keep you updated :)

Sunday, December 14, 2008

Party Weekend..........

Shew!!! It's Sunday evening and with it being dark early, I can trick Jacob and Rileigh into bed early :) We started the weekend with breakfast with Santa at the pre-school and they ate 2 donuts and shopped for their grand parents with help from an elf and had their picture taken with Santa and made a Christmas card all in less then 25 minutes. Then we were off to the VFW where we had a hot dog and chips for lunch and saw the magician "nothing up my sleeve" Rileigh was FRONT row..........Jacob was out of there!!! He went to the bar with Pop Pop to get as far away as he possibly could. He didn't even know what to expect, but he didn't care, he was gone!! So, I coned him back in at the end of the show and he finally went up to get his balloon. Rileigh was even turned into a bunny rabbit during the show. Then came Santa. Santa brought a remote control dump truck for Jacob and a really cute dress up outfit for Rileigh.....well she wanted to know where her baby was that she told the other Santa at pre-school. Jacob's truck was SCREWED to the box!!! I just can't wait to see all tools we'll need on Christmas day just to get the toys out of the stupid boxes!!!

Then Sunday was a holiday party at our house. 8 kids 4 adults........HOLY MOLY they out numbered us!! It went pretty well, I was/am just tired. They made reindeer food for Ruldolph and the gang to put out on Christmas eve, then they painted a holiday picture. The girls had princesses and the boys Mickey Mouse. Then pizza, cupcakes and free play. They went up to their rooms with their friends for the first time and they did pretty well. The girls love the doll house and 1 boy layed in the middle of all of the trucks and never seemed to move and the other 2 boys were every kind of rescue/super hero they could think of.

Of course I cleaned the bathroom off the kitchen and every time I looked someone was in the one I didn't clean. It had the "lived in" look. It just wasn't party clean. So, now that everyone is gone, I finally had some time and cleaned the bathroom, started the laundry, put the stupid deer in the front yard back together for the 20th time, hooked up a new tv, and last but not least, put the bows on the garland on the front porch.............all of which I would have loved to of had done before the party, but what the heck, I'll enjoy all of the work myself :) I was too busy partying Saturday, trying to buy slip covers for the living room to cover the hole in the love seat, trying to hook up the pool cover pump that broke in the middle of all of that rain.......so that's a whole story in itself!!! You'll love that one!! So, I go out to put the pump on the pool cover. Can't find the stupid hose..........find another, full of cob webs and spiders, hook it to the pump, pull out the extension cord........DAMN the gate to the pool is locked!! Get the key unlock the gate....oh the other gate is NOT locked, oh well, put the pump on the pool cover and the hose looses tension..........YUP you guessed it. It broke in 2. Go in try to super glue it, go back out into the rain and try to hook it up.....no luck. So in the FREEZING water, I tried to hold the hose to the pump to at least get it started, because it would have at least got the hose started and would have slowly syphoned the water off. Nope that didn't work either, just gave me a sneak peak at what frost bite might feel like. By now the cover has about 8 inches of water on top and I'm getting desperate, so I try to syphon the water off. NOW REALLY STOP LAUGHING!!! AND NO IT DIDN'T WORK. And yes all of that was done in the monsoon of rain we had.

And in the mist of all of this, we're potty training Rileigh. During the party, I saw her at the top of the steps naked with a turd hanging out!!!! And another mom running as fast as she could to get away!! So, when you think you life has gone to the birds, just remember that sight!! She is actually doing pretty well, we going full force only pull ups during nap and at night, it's big girl panties all the rest of the time.

Well I don't really care what time it is.....I'm off to bed :)

Monday, December 8, 2008

"Pass it on"

The Rocky Mountain Elf...I mean Elk Foundation constructed a shipping crate/parade float for the North East Christmas Parade. We had a blast building the float and walking in the parade. Our Chapter head honcho was bugeling down main street. I think that the kids would have like to watch better, but they made the most of it. Jacob had jingle bells and jingled all the way and THANK GOD for lolli-pops!! It was a bit close to nap time for Rileigh, so lolli-pops saved the day.

LOOK at Rileigh........dressed in camo!!! And of course a little pink to complete the look!

Monday, December 1, 2008

1st Fa La La............

Okay, so I received our disney picture cd in the mail........(they give you a "photopass" and when there is one of their photographers there, they scan your photopass and then you can buy the pictures that they have taken). So, I create a Christmas card on wal mart's photo site, really cute and boy I'm way ahead of the game.......pack up Jacob and Rileigh in the rain to go and get them, open them up and look at them.........they are just as I pictured..........OH NO WAIT.....I CAN'T BELIEVE IT!!!!! I SPELLED MICHAEL WRONG!!!!!!!!!!!! So, back home I go to reorder them........They didn't make me pay for them which makes me love wal mart better then target more and more every time I get above and beyond customer service like that....did I mention that they printed 40 cards!