Friday, December 10, 2010

A Summary

-One Happy Baby-

I hate it when it's this cold without snow!! It makes winter so very boring. The kids are read
y to hit the slopes. We bought them all new (shaped) ski's this year so they are totally anxious to try them out. Lauren put hers on the other day and tried to ski on the inch of snow we got last week. It was pretty funny.

.......Is the extent of my decorating so far. We plan to make our traditional trip to Gooley's to find our perfect tree on the morrow, or as soon as the babes are well.
We had a whole cord of wood delivered today. Caleb and I stacked almost all of it by ourselves because we have four sick kids in our house. This latest bug makes for a very mellow bunch of kids and a very quiet house.
One night last week I was searching everywhere for the girls. I walked into my room and found them doing this:
They had decided to have their very own Spa Night. They don't learn it from me, but they love to do their hair and their nails.
Mike took the kids to the annual Chester Greenwood parade last Saturday. A few days beforehand Lundi had decided that she was going to do the polar dip with some of her friends. When she woke up to falling snow on Saturday morning, she realized just how cold that water was going to be and changed her mind. I was relieved.
On Sunday we went to the annual Creche Exhibit in Bangor. It was magnificent, as usual. It is a yearly tradition and we always look forward to it. This year Lundi, Harrison, Lauren and Liam were able to sing in the children's choir,
and Lundi and Harrison were able to be in the live nativity.
Lundi was a shepherd........
.......and Harrison was a sheep.

They also had a room equipped with dress up clothes so the kids could act out the nativity, even if they didn't want to be on stage. Audrey didn't need to do any acting. She just decided to be herself......

Lauren played the part of Mary:
But she could have just as easily been an angel.
On Monday night for family home evening we made gingerbread cookies and watched "A Christmas Carol." Liam was afraid of the ghosts and kept asking to turn the lights off, which didn't make any sense to us. Then he explained: "If we turn off the lights, the ghosts can't see us so they won't come get us." Perfectly logical.
He loved making the cookies, though and I loved watching everyone create their own masterpieces, which were quickly gobbled up the next morning for breakfast. They had it all planned it out and got up super early and were super quiet so that they could devour them before I got up and made them eat something more healthy. Ahhhh, childhood!!!
Oh....and the pirate was a Halloween costume from three years ago. Liam found it in the "too small pile" in the basement and has been donning this beloved outfit for a week now. Aaarrrggghhhh!

And she did this every time I tried to take her picture:

And we didn't make too big of a mess......
And me. I'm always looking for tricky ways to minimize the messes.
I leave you with this video. Click and watch.
You'll be so glad you did!!! It is totally cool, creative, romantic and unique. And if you love the song as much as we do, it's available on iTunes.