Wednesday, January 19, 2011
My niece Amanda spent all day making not one, but two, buche de Noel cakes complete with little woodland mushroom meringues in honor of Matt's and my nephew's birthdays, both on Christmas Eve:
Early Christmas morning before the mayhem:
Cute little Lydia taking a milk break:
Isn't that the sweetest flower headband? Matt says it looks like a satellite dish on her head. He's kind of right, but it just adds to her cuteness.
Seth was happily satisfied with a remote control dump truck from Santa, as evidenced by his unnaturally cheesey poser smile:
All this Christmas stuff is hard work:
My nephew Brigham is the jungle gym cousin:
The kids L-O-V-E ganging up on him and piling on!
The day we left the snow came down big time:
That stuff was awesome! So different than the snow we had here at home a month earlier. Ever try to make a snowman out of powdered sugar? That's what it was like, so we were excited to make a decent snowman and get in some good runs down the hill. Happy White Christmas (4 days late)!
They all sang so enthusiastically, and their performance was rewarded with cookies and punch afterward.
So, the dramatic conclusion to our Santa Story 2010:
Lydia: That was great, but somehow this cookie looks and tastes like a bribe.
Seth: I'll be signing autographs outside.
Lydia: OK, the cookie was a bribe. Seriously? Mom, were you there at the last visit with Santa?
Seth: I'm getting a pep talk from my teacher, Mrs. Richards.
Lydia: Sure you're a nice lady, but not even you can get me to do it.
Seth: Deep breath, deep breath. I'm next.
Lydia: OK not so bad now. I'm back with Mom, and they gave me a candy cane. I'm over it.
Seth: I'm not sitting on his lap, but Mrs. Richards talked me into telling Santa I want a remote control rocketship for Christmas (Good luck with that one, Santa.). He's not so bad.
Lydia and Seth: Yay we did it! Well, sort of. Merry Christmas!
Wednesday, January 12, 2011
2 - Seth and Lydia "helping" me make French toast. They're best buds.
3 - Got in my 30-Day Shred workout today.
4 - I FINALLY organized my craft closet. I know, you're thinking "Really? That's organized?" Believe me, this was Craft Central, Santa's Workshop and Gift-Wrapping Headquarters all stuffed into 6 chaotic feet of shelves. Good thing there are doors to hide it all. Now it's pretty, and everything is in its place!
5 - Shenanigans at lunch time.
6 - This is my 2nd of 3 of these bad boys filled with water...I drink them every day.
7 - Had a little down time during naps to start in on a new book.
8 - We love going to the library!
9 - Bath time hair scuplting with Lydia.
10 - Seth gave Matt "permission" to clean up all the toys while he was in the bathtub.
11 - Story time with our new library books before bed. Ack! I thought I looked youthful and natural without makeup. Looks like those days may very well be in the past.
12 - Writing my weekly Wednesday post over at Praiseworthy.