Sunday, December 27, 2009


I will admit that I had a really hard time getting in the Christmas spirit this year. I had a big case of "Scrooge-itis". After all is said and done though, it was a wonderful holiday! On Sunday we had a fun party at my parents house with my family. We had a good dinner complete with a birthday cake for Jesus! It was my mom's idea and the kids had so much fun lighting the candles and blowing them out. After dinner we opened our presents and Santa stopped by for a visit. He tested our knowledge to see if we remembered all the words to "Oh Christmas Tree" that he taught us last year...we did! It was good to visit with the family and see the kids play.

Christmas day was particularly odd this year! The kids didn't wake up until 7:30, and that was only because I couldn't stand it any longer and started to be really loud! I think them sleeping in may have had something to do with them getting up at 2 and peeking! Grandma Charlene and Grandpa Brent came to see them open their presents.

This is what Bugga was doing after the others had woken up. She isn't a morning person, but one would thinks she could make an exception for Christmas!

Hannah got a snowboard and bindings from Santa and snow clothes from David and I. She was pretty excited!

Seth got this awesome soldier guy in his stocking...he also got an Eye Clops mini projector, snowboard bindings, and a video game.

Bug got a DSi and a cake maker. She made a pretty tasty cake for us to eat!

Pyper got a trunk of REAL princess clothes, made by the Queen of England's seamstress! Now she can be a true princess!

I just have to brag a bit here...I have the awesomest husband and most generous sis and brother in law that a girl could ask for! Thanks to Laura and Dustin, David gave me a laptop and wireless router. I have had so much fun relaxing on the couch and Facebooking, and right this minute I am tucked under the covers in my bed all nice and cozy while blogging...ahhh, this is the life! :o)

We actually ventured out on Christmas this year. We usually just stay home and play. We went to Grandma and Grandpa Sue's house for dinner. It was a good time visiting and playing with cousins that we haven't seen for a while.

On Saturday we went up to Grandma and Grandpa Schvaneveldt's house. again, we had yummy dinner, and presents. The kids broke a pinata and then the grownups played a fun game. David and I rock at opening small presents with gloves on and won a cute lamp! It was a nice day to visit and have some good laughs!

Friday, December 11, 2009

My Lyra....

Little did I know on this day eight years ago that my "bouncing baby girl" would be quite literally...true! Lyra is a delightful, lively, bubbly, impish free spirit! She never ceases to amaze me! If someone thinks she isn't able to do something, she sets her mind to it and does! She is one persistent gal!

She is just as tenderhearted as she is crazy. She loves to help and surprise us by making our beds or cleaning the bathroom sink. She likes to cook, and I very much enjoy the time we spend together in the kitchen.

She gets more and more striking every day. It has been so fun to watch her grow and change into an effervescent young girl! Lyra, I love you more than you will ever know. I am so very grateful that I was chosen to be your mom. I love the fun and "kicks and giggles" that come along with you. Happy Birthday Lyra! I love you!

Thursday, December 10, 2009

Time sure flies...

It seems like just last month that I would go to get Seth up from a nap, and he had swapped binkies. The orange ones always seemed to taste better than any other color! And then just last week, I'm pretty sure he was driving around Tonka trucks and watching Bob the Builder. Now he is a skateboarding, snowboarding, video game playing, rock and roll listening 10 year old! Where does all the time go?
Seth is such an amazing kid! He keeps us all entertained with his silly renditions of songs and stories of "What would happen if..." He isn't afraid to be who he is. I love the random hugs and kisses from him, he seems to know when I really need them. Life would definitely be not as much fun if he wasn't around, and we sure do love him!
Happy Birthday Dude! I love you!

Wednesday, December 2, 2009

My new "boyfriend"

This morning as I was dropping Pyper off at school, my sis in law Laura called. She asked if I had any plans for the morning. I had just taken Pyper to school, and David is in Arizona for the weekend, so I am a free woman! She had a Dr. appointment for her babies and was wondering if I would be willing to be an extra pair of hands. (Two babies requires a TON of crap!) She came and picked me up and off we went. At the Dr's, I got Jonathan. He is quite a somber little fellow, his parents call him "Mr. Serious." But today, he was nothing but smiles....for me.....not his mom....He just smiled and grinned at me! It was so cute! He loves me!

*I caught half a smile on my cellphone at the store after the Dr.*