Sunday, December 20, 2009

Trying to Catch Up

I have been trying to catch up on my blog reading and posts ... so bear with me this is a little long

  • Kindergarten Holiday Party (& Pajama Day) Friday Afternoon - let me preface this by saying I think I win Volunteer of the Year for Chatty's Class and Most Interesting Holiday Party. Shortly after we started decorating the gingerbread houses (minutes after the following pictures were taken) Jordan (who sits at Chatty's table) proceeded to throw up not once but twice in the classroom. As if that wasn't enough, Brandon threw up because he saw Jordan throw up. Abbey's dad sprang into action and started getting paper towels so I began cleaning the lovely mess up! Not like I enjoy cleaning my own kids puke, much less someone elses kid, but if I didn't I was going to be the next one in the nurses office. Luckily a couple other moms helped clean up the other spots! Miss Johnson and the other parents moved the kids and the the gingerbread decorating outside. Good thing it was a lovely 70 degrees here in the desert!

Cous - I didn't chop my hair - just got a little cut off ...
  • As if that wasn't enough excitement for the day, we went to the train park with our neighbors on Friday night. We rode the train, carousel and even visited with Santa. It's a crazy year - we now have two pictures with Santa after going 5 years without! Bia wasn't a big fan (as you can see from the photo below, hence the reason Mr. ESPN is in the picture too). You'll also notice a picture below with Chatty covering her face. This was taken during 1 of the 2 timeouts she experienced while we waited for the train ride! Good times!

    Don't you just love Bia's look? Making sure the big guy doesn't try anything!

    • Saturday a few of my girlfriends came over to decorate cookies and drink wine. It was fun to catch up with them and just chill. I forgot to take any pictures of the girls or the cookies but let me assure you a good time was had by all and our cookies looked fabulous! Only problem is the red icing tastes like crap. Even Mr. ESPN wouldn't eat it today and he eats everything! Too bad I made a bunch of red stocking cookies, guess we will save them for Santa!
    • My goal of hitting the gym on Friday and Saturday was not achieved ... oh well ... even OCD people have to deviate from the plan occasionally ... tomorrow no excuses - I will be there! In fact as soon as I am done with this post I am looking up class times!
    • On a serious note, please say a prayer for a family in my church. They have two children my kids age (her daughter is in Chatty's Sunday school class - the one I teach). The mom just got diagnosed with Stage IV lymphoma ... such sad news. Also my old neighbor recently miscarried. Both of these women are strong Christian women and I know they would appreciate your prayers.
    • If Chatty behaves tomorrow we may venture into cookie baking/decorating tomorrow ... and Bia may join in too!
    • I am on vacation for two weeks - woo hoo!!


    KingstonsQueen said...

    Saturday was fun! Thanks again for inviting me :) Enjoy your vacation!

    starnes family said...

    Lots of prayers coming.

    Love the story of the kids throwing up. You'll never forget it.

    Great close up family pic.

    Enjoy your time off!

    Deelsu said...

    I wish I was off :( bummer.
    Love the Santa picture and the story of the throwing up.
    Prayers for your church family.
    Merry Christmas!

    AZCottrell said...

    Sorry to hear of your friend and neighbor. Too sad for words. I cannot believe you are off for TWO weeks! jealous! Shaun went to "Camp Neena Pat" today, and goes to "Camp Neena Joan" tomorrow. He's very excited and I have to admit would not be so excited were he at "Camp Mommy" most likely. Have fun!
    And thanks again for Saturday - Very enjoyable!

    FROGGITY! said...

    will say a prayer for your friends. i am sorry to hear that!

    eeeeek to the throw up!

    forget the gym, it's the holidays. time for it later...

    great family pics!!! :)

    Sassafrass Jane said...

    Hilarious post! Chatty's timeout pic is priceless.
    Throw up story is great--Casey is right, you'll remember it forever!
    Bia's look to Santa is spot on. "Don't you dare, big man..."
    Cute post!

    The Lenzers said...

    love the hair!!! I could never clean up anyone elses are class mom of the year!