Tuesday, December 2, 2008

Here's the Latest



The "Guitar Hero"

Jake got this idea in his Bear Scout book. With a little help from his social worker, he put it together and has been strumming it for days. Jake wants a pet or a Nintendo DS for Christmas. He knows he is not getting either.

Maybe Santa will bring more boxes so he can build a paper puppy and a cardboard game system.

The "Sports Enthusiast"

Brad and his all-girl soccer team finished the season with a bang. It was a successful fall. Coach B-Rad showed patience, diplomacy and tact when dealing with the players...and even more important, with their parents.

Brad survived the annual church Turkey Bowl without injury. Yay! Unfortunately, he dislocated his thumb the following Saturday in a friendly basketball game with his buddies. Bummer, dude.


The "Love Machine"

Sam loved Thanksgiving. Sam loves Christmas. Sam loves counting.

I went to Sam's first preschool teacher conference and was informed that Sam is a delightful child with a real passion for numbers. Interestingly, he still has not decided whether he is right or left handed...kinda like his dad.

(Note: Being ambidextrous is a good thing. Especially if you dislocate your thumb playing basketball!)


"The Crazy Lady"

Guess what I did last weekend? Same as all you other crazy ladies...cleaned, cooked and shopped for Thanksgiving. Then cleaned it all up and put out the Christmas decor.

The best thing I did last year was post these photos of my house at Christmas time. It made decking the halls so much jollier and hollier this year!


"The Slider"


Luke has entertained himself all week with a pair of slippery track pants and the main-level floors. It's cheap, fun and my hardwood is gleaming.


At Luke's PreK conference, his teacher called him independent, coordinated and cooperative. Luke wants GeoTrax and a drawing kit for Christmas. I'm pretty sure Santa will deliver.


"The Beauty"

Emmie finished up soccer just in time for basketball season. She was delighted to be featured as the class Star Student this week.

Em helped all the boys in the family email Santa their Christmas lists at emailsanta.com and is saving her money for the school holiday shoppe next week. She is a charming little elf these days.



"The Christmas Outfits"


More photos to come...


18 comments:

Cathy said...

Love the photos and comments! Looks like all is on schedule at your house!

Annemarie said...

I love this time of year & I love this post. It was fun to see the pics of your cute, decorated house!!

diane said...

I like the kids Christmas finery. Your home is beautiful. I love colonial houses. They don't have those where we live.

TravelinOma said...

Everybody's ready for the countdown. They are primed to be thrilled by anything, I can tell. I'm so glad they look so opposite of naughty in every picture. Nice children get nicer presents, and their parents get praise and honor at the Christmas programs. And then everyone feels kind and generous and the world is a better place. You've got the sleigh ready for the downhill slide!

Linsey said...

Now this is a good Christmas post. I feel very up to date on all your comings and goings and can't wait to see what Santa brings.

Bridget said...

Love the Christmas outfits. And the homemade guitar, that's my kind of guitar. Love it.

Christie said...

Come on, get Jakey a puppy for Christmas! He'd LOVE it! Plus, I'd love it when we visited. That alone is reason enough.

Rochelleht said...

Oh, I love the cardboard guitar. That's the closest my kids will ever get to video games, too.

I remember one Christmas when I was 5 and we got an Atari. We took the Atari box outside and went sledding. Didn't so much play with the Atari...

Lauren in GA said...

I loved the, "latest"...

Your kids outfits look great and I enjoyed hearing the updates on everyone. I laughed upon reading, "my hardwood is gleaming."

Kudos to your Sports Enthusiast for handling parents with tact and diplomacy. Unfortunately, handling the parents is the hardest part, it seems.

This post helped put me in the festive mood for Christmas, Thanks!

calibosmom said...

The kids look great and your glasses are fierce!

Emy5 said...

Love the one of a kind guitar. Less noisy!
My husband made it out of the Turkey Bowl unharmed too. Shame the same can not be said of his shirt.
The Christmas outfits are lovely.

Hazen5 said...

Smart kid making his own Guitar! I vote for the animal this Christmas!!

queenieweenie said...

LOVE the guitar.

The holidays would be too much work if they weren't so darned much fun!

andrea said...

"Maybe Santa will bring more boxes so he can build a paper puppy and a cardboard game system."

that was the best line of your whole post. this is why i love you.

Melissa-Mc said...

I love the Christmas outfits!

Robin said...

I loved the post about your Christmas (was that last year) with "family". I might have to copy that...okay?

Your home is beautiful and so is your family.

SSBenjamins said...

I just wanted to let you know that I love to read your blog! I hope you do not mind.. You are such a talented lady!

Ilene said...

Why is it that holiday meals take a full week to prepare and clean up?

Seriously, I don't know what else I did.

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