Monday, December 29, 2008
Another tooth lost. Finally....that silly tooth has been hanging around for a while now. She has a couple of others loose also but there's nothing like having your two front teeth out at the same time!!!! She was wanting to wait to have Mrs. Plyler take it out. What a stab that is to me!!!!...being that I'm in the dental field and all...She says Mrs. Plyler is a professional tooth taker outer. What am I? Chopped liver? Oh well. Hope the Tooth Fairy is good to her!!!!;)
Wednesday, December 24, 2008
Wednesday, December 10, 2008
Saturday, December 6, 2008
The beginning of the dinner party.
We have a White Elephant gift exchange. Everyone usually keeps what gift they choose. But this year Donna opened a very soft blanket that everyone oohed and ahhed over and pictured themselves wrapped snuggly in it.
Take anyother look, 'cause Christina stole the blanket from Donna. Prior to the theft, Donna was giving her sad story about how much she needed a blanket because she was having heater problems at home. But that didn't seem to stop Christina! She had to have that blanket!:)
This isn't just some lame Christmas party... We make sure we make the most of it!
This is where the "Boss Man" comes into play. He always thinks of clever ideas to make the party interesting. This is a money jar to guess how much money is in it. All $1.00 bills. Any guesses? Oh, and by the way, I won!!!! I guessed $35.00. The exact amount was $43.00.
And what is this you ask? Dr. Wells gave us 3 tries to roll the dice to see whose added to the highest. And who rolled this you ask? Why, I do believe it was me!!!
Rock, Paper, Scissors
You see, all these games (money guess, dice rolling, Rock, Paper, Scissors, and trivia questions) are played and everytime you win or get a correct answer you get to put your initials on the board. Then Dr. Wells draws cards from a deck and if he lands on your square, you win. Christy and Donna were the big winners of that. (Lucky them- I'll keep that amount to myself.)
The last fun thing of the night was covering Charlie Brown up with a bag. (Only a prank...I love Charlie Brown!) Dr. Wells and I have an ongoing argument about what color Charlie Brown's shirt is. I say yellow and black...he says orange and black. Little does he realize that in this scene he is wearing an orange winter coat--over top his yellow shirt. Of course he's going to buy this yard decoration because he has on orange but the majority of the time he is wearing yellow. Who is with me on this?
The final thing we do at the party is another type of gift exchange. Over the course of the year we get free things when we order supplies. We save them all year long and then have a drawing at the Christmas party to see who gets them. This is what Paul and I won. A black luggage bag, grill set with steak knives, steaks, $25.00 Macy's card, MP3 player, $25.00 Home Depot card, wet/dry vac, full service car wash. The slippers, cocoa, bracelet, reed diffusers, steaks, and wine are from the exchange. Needless to say, we made out pretty well. We had a great time and LOTS of laughs.
Thursday, November 27, 2008
Monday, November 24, 2008
Tuesday, November 18, 2008
Friday, November 7, 2008
So I may be silly but I like tradition. This shirt is a family shirt. It started as my nephew, Jonathan's shirt. He is now 12. Then it was my niece, Alexa's shirt. And, of course, Kylie and now Spencer's shirt. My dad has always been into cars and he couldn't resist this shirt for his grandbabies. Of course, at the time it was bought, only Jonny was in the picture. This shirt has been through many jars of baby food, drooling mouths, and of course lots of spitting up (especially from the master of spitting up--Spencer). We also have a Harley Davidson jacket that Spencer will be modeling very soon. I can't help my illness of tradition. I don't know why but it is just my thing. I also have a must when it comes to Thanksgiving and Christmas. Right after halloween I decorate for Thanksgiving. I don't have much but I do put a couple things out. Then the day of Thanksgiving is when we decorate for Christmas. Although I would love to do it before Thanksgiving I feel we shouldn't take away from Thanksgiving. So after dinner we run to the attic and pull everything down and start decorating. From then until January 2 we stay decorated. Here are some other tradtions:
- Watch every Christmas show possible as many times as we can.
- Drive around on Christmas Eve to look at Christmas lights.
- Make cookies for Santa on Christmas Eve day
- Write a note to Santa on Christmas Eve
- Read T'was the Night Before Christmas on Christmas Eve
- Get up around 5:00am on Christmas morning
- Pray for snow everyday (people growl at me for that)
- Play Christmas music at night while we sleep(mainly Bing Crosy, Frank Sinatra)
Most of these things have been a tradition since I was a little girl. The thing I like the most was having my dad read T'was the Night Before Christmas to me and my sister. I very much like to see Paul reading it to Kylie (and soon to Spencer) on Christmas Eve. It means alot to me to keep traditions going.Now after all this talk about Christmas I am getting way too excited. My picture of poor Spencer really has no significance now. Oh well, he's still a cute little thing.
Wednesday, November 5, 2008
Take me home, country roads!!!
So....Haven't had time for anything. But I do have a collection of what has been going on lately...everything from going back home and seeing the pretty leaves changing (which we probably missed by about a week for seeing the most beautiful leaves), to halloween, to Kylie helping out with washing the car. Take a gander.
Spencer the Spider
Kylie as Scooby Doo
Kylie washing the car
Spending time with Jonny and Alexa
Spencer sitting on his own
Tuesday, October 21, 2008
It seems everyone is busy lately. Sometimes I feel like screaming just like the lady in this picture. Where do the evenings go? It is so frustrating to me how fast the evenings go by. I am grateful, however that Kylie is so good about coming home and immediately starting her homework. She usually has spelling words to write out and has to read for 20 minutes. She also has about four baggie books that she reads. If she wants to read them all, of course I will not stop her. I say if she is into it why not let her read? After that I am usually washing baby bottles and before I get that finished Spencer is wanting to be fed. His evening meal usually consists of a bottle, a veggie such as squash, carrots or sweet potatoes, and baby cereal. Paul is usually cooking at this time. Then we eat and clean up. Then we are always changing loads of laundry. Next it is time to make up baby bottles to take to school. Next is bath time, brushing teeth, picking out clothes for the next day, which always takes longer than you anticipate. Before we know it the time has come to go to bed. Kylie DOES NOT like to go to sleep. She would stay up all night if I would let her. Usually Kylie wants to read some more books and Spencer is ready for his last bottle. I feel horrible because Kylie doesn't get much play time in for herself or with her baby brother. Why do the evenings have to be so short???? It's even worse if you need to run the the store because we all know that definitely takes longer than you'd think. Maybe Walmart should look into an online shopping deal like the grocery stores have!!!!! It would be nice sometimes to have an extra day in the week to stop and smell the flowers. I even missed my baby boy rolling over all by himself for the very first time ever because I was too involved in getting the kitchen straighten up. At least Kylie got to witness it. She was so excited to see it. And I wouldn't want it to be anyone else if I had to chose. I really am not asking for any sympathy because I know we all go through it. It just doesn't seem fair sometimes that we miss out on precious things. Ok, well I am finished griping now.
Thursday, October 16, 2008
Tuesday, October 14, 2008
cutest thing you ever did see? I had a 24 hour flu bug of some sort so I didn't even get to cut them yet. Anyway, he is 4 months old and is such a ham!!!!
Thursday, October 9, 2008
Friday, October 3, 2008
OK...this is Paul's favorite t-shirt. Why Paul, why? He WILL NOT part with this thing. Why even bother putting it on? How does he know which hole to put his head or arms through? AND this isn't the only shirt like this. He has about 3 of them that he wears. At least his underwear aren't quite this bad. I'm afraid one of these days he'll get strangled in a string!
Wednesday, October 1, 2008
Saturday, September 27, 2008
HOORAY!!!IT'S MY BIRTHDAY!!!!! Spencer had his 4 month check on Friday. He now weighs 16lbs 31/4 oz. He is 25 inches long. The doctor said he looks great but may have allergies. Nothing we can do until he is at least 6 months old. He will just rattle until then! We have tried rice cereal and prunes so far. His lips have been smacking at both. Kylie had the honors of feeding him. She did great. She's a natural. Kylie had clean desk award at school. Her teacher said she is a great student.