Don't worry that children never listen to you; worry that they are always watcing you. --Robert Fulghum
A person's a person, no matter how small. --Dr. Seuss

Saturday, December 27, 2008

En Guard

Gma and Gdad came for a Christmas celebration. We all had fun but we were all impressed with Gma's tips on how to use the Plasma Car they bought the kids. See for yourself.

We were also proud to present Jack with his first Light Sabre (proudly introduced to us from Major & Dash, our neighbors). The boys had a one track mind the entire time we spent together. Sword fighting up and down the stairs, outside, in the playroom. If one of them dropped it, the other would pick it up and give it back so they could continue.

Check out Jack's Form. Nicely done...

En Guard!

Don't even talk to me about environment. This is God's work.

Friday, December 26, 2008

Christmas Action

Merry Christmas!

We had a fun one this year. Even though poor Anderson has been throwing up and not feeling well. :( He seemed to ralley on Christmas morning. Our day was full of activity as you will see.

This was the only quiet moment, right before they ran downstairs....

Here is one happy girl who reeeally wanted Julie's Bed.
Santa is amazing. She was so so happy.
Between that and her new DS, she was occupied allll day long.

Let me introduce to you, by far, the busiest person in the house!
He cleaned and then cleaned and then he cooked and then he cleaned some more.
Fixed some plumbing, put all the batteries in, ran all the errands... Fun, fun...

Here is the wild man - DUCK (seriously)!
He got himself a real "dub dope" (telescope) finally. He loves it! Way better than all the paper ones he makes constantly....
He may be the first in the family to ride a bike, too! Cutie patooty.

Here is our sweetie pie, loving on "the doll she has always wanted."

Daddy helped Ainsley learn her new PetShop DS game and now she is hooked.
Now we're to the most entertaining moment of all!! Mom and Kenneth bought us Wii Dance Dance Revolution! Wooo, hoo!
Play Boogie Nights in your head.....

Here are the hard workers, taking a temporary break. Okay, now get up! Today Ken and Stan are going to install a toilet and under cabinet lighting. Mom, myself and the girls are going to watch the Texas Ballet perform Nutcracker. I think everyone is okay with that arrangement.

Sunday, December 21, 2008

Big Day

Today the girls had two recitals - violin and piano. They both did fantastic, of COURSE. ;) I am always moved when I watch them do their pieces. I am personally impressed with how well they are doing considering how young they are. It may be lucky for them that I have low standards, they could do almost anything and I get giddy with excitement watching them. But, I have watched them both progress over the last years. We are really proud of them. We are so blessed to have the opportunity to expose them to music. Cute stuff. Anderson was such a GOOD BOY, too. I'm so unworthy of these cute children, I can't stand it.

I hope everyone has a Merry Christmas!

Sunday, December 14, 2008

Santa Trip

I kept the kids home from school and we had a relaxed Christmastime Day, with no lines, etc. This is the first year no one cried on Santa's Lap! Seriously, 7 years later... It was a fun time.

Incidentally, none of them told Santa what they want. This year Ainsley wants everything to be a surprise. Lexi made a list of about 10 things, some pretty expensive. Fortunately, Santa doesn't worry about money as much as Mom and Dad does [grimace]. She decided NOT to give Santa the list, though and she drew him a picture instead.

So, who knows what Santa will bring....?? I've got $10 that says Lincoln gets a lump of coal..... Anyway, here are my cuties.

Friday, December 12, 2008

Chinese Pilgrims

Our lovely friend Nadine sent the girls and boy adorable Chinese dresses and a boy Chinese outfit from Hong Kong. The girls swooned when we opened the box from her. They did NOT want to wear them until we had something fancy to do. So, they deemed Thanksgiving fancy and they waited for the big day. They also wore my Thanksgiving tokens I bought them for fun. Here is a picture my next door neighbor took! :)

Friday, December 5, 2008

He's Famous!

So, our super fantabulous Dog Trainer came over for an intervention. She helped us find him, get ready for him and was waiting for the right time to kick off the training. I put out an S.O.S. to her and she was there straight away. It was pretty amazing to see what ONE session did for little Lincoln. She has a blog about the dogs she trains and Lincoln made the headlines! :)