Thursday, December 31, 2009
the door to the attic stairs, and the view from the landing
my grandmother's chair, rose petal cottage land and our new "coloring station"
Our guest bed, entertainment cabinet (ignore the fact that I can't find my lampshade and that I'm not done decorating, ack!!)
The best part was that we only needed to buy a gallon of paint for the walls, a rug, a couple of Ikea pillow covers and some curtain rods--everything else we already had in storage, in boxes or leftover from other projects/areas.
Wednesday, December 30, 2009
Today we celebrated Amelie's birthday at Chuck E Cheese with a Granny, an Aunt, Uncle and Cousin and our little friends (accompanied by whichever of their parents drew the short straw)=) HA! Amelie had a wonderful time and we're so glad that they could make it!
I'm so glad this day has finally come because poor Amelie has been dying for it to be her birthday! And, the fact that Christmas is this week has her on present overload!
There were a lot of birthday shenanigans and Amelie looked a bit demure and quiet for most of them. She tells us she had fun though!
When we got home it all proved to be too much and she had the meltdown of the century. Apparently it's very taxing to turn 5. She has since taken a nap and recovered, but it was a little dicey there for a while =)
Thank goodness for naptime! =)
Tuesday, December 29, 2009
Monday, December 28, 2009
Eating Snowman Ice Cream Cake, Blowing Out Candles, Opening The Much-Anticipated Pillow Pet; All While Wearing Her Beautiful Christmas Belle Dress.
Sunday, December 27, 2009
And this one? He was up by 6 cause,
*Santa Is His Homeboy*
Poor thing, Santa may be his homeboy but he didn't leave the infant anything under the tree. Mr. Wonderful and I decided that being born was his present this year!
(Especially since we'll be paying it off for the next 6 months!!)
And Maeve? She came down after we woke her at 7 and proclaimed:
We had a lovely Christmas morning at home with our traditional breakfast of cinnamon rolls and orange juice. Oh, and the rolls? Pioneer Woman's recipe is delish.
Ah. Love them! They make me wish it was Christmas everyday!!
After we opened presents and relaxed at home we headed to Grandparents of the Easts' home.
We opened lots o'lovely things (like my new canon *pink* point and shoot!! love it!) and had a delicious ham dinner that I didn't have to cook! Yay!
My parents arrived yesterday to attend the Christmas program at church and to celebrate Amelie's birthday with us.
We're so thankful for our family near and far and the chance to spend a lovely relaxing Christmas together!
Thursday, December 24, 2009
Tuesday, December 22, 2009
*Ezra is finally sleeping a bit better at night--waking up twice between 8pm - 5am. but he is AWAKE at 5. this too shall pass!
*speaking of Ezra--he's growing out of EVERYTHING! He's already into 3-6 month clothes and I NEED to get out to the store for some warm winter sleepers--I guess I didn't plan as well as I thought I did =) (Also didn't expect him to be so big so fast either!)
*so thankful the girls got full snow gear as an early Christmas present--they have really enjoyed the snow that I don't enjoy =)
*annoyed that the snow cancelled our church Christmas program and Amelie's pre-k all week. eh.
*not annoyed that my husband had a snow day on monday!
*can't believe Christmas is this week!
*can't wait to have my husband home on break! (many house projects are in the works!)
Monday, December 21, 2009
They took turns throwing snow in the air!
And by the end of the storm the snow was up to Amelie's waist!
She got a bit concerned and said,
"I hope it doesn't snow any more--I won't be able to walk!"
And then the snow gave us the best present of all
*SNOW DAY* for Mr. Wonderful! Woot!
Sunday, December 20, 2009
Saturday, December 19, 2009
Friday, December 18, 2009
Thursday, December 17, 2009
Wednesday, December 16, 2009
Our First Christmas With Amelie; Alternately Titled: Christmas When We Looked Young And I Could Afford Good Haircuts On A Regular Basis
Tuesday, December 15, 2009
Monday, December 14, 2009
* is making a list of all the home improvement projects I want to tackle over Christmas break--can't. wait. (A trip to Ikea is NEEDED!)
* is so excited that we have a whole room/floor of our house we never use. Can't wait to turn it into a fun space--our Craft room/toy room/Wii room/NAP room etc.
* desperately needs a haircut. beyond desperately--def. doing it over break! ack!
* called a few places about holding Amelie's birthday party and was rudely rebuffed by the sales associate who said, "we don't do parties for less than 10...well, we do... but we'll charge you the same." ick. annoying.
* still hasn't gotten Maeve's 2 yo pictures taken--so not like me. You'd think I moved and had a baby a few weeks ago or something.
* wants it to be summer tomorrow. or now.
* tired. long nights. etc. so on. so forth. I kind of forgot or blocked out what it's like to have a newborn--just barely getting regular chores done and letting the "real" cleaning/organizing/cooking slide. It hurts my type-A sensibilities.
there is more but all of the sudden I'm too tired to finish.
We have a smiley picture of them on Santa's lap but I'm too lazy to scan it at the moment =)