Monday, November 30, 2009
Sunday, November 29, 2009
Saturday, November 28, 2009
Friday, November 27, 2009
Thursday, November 26, 2009
to us now and meant to us growing up. To me it meant food and people
and fun and laughter...and football! So even though the Big Man
worked early this morning, I was able to cajole him into a quick
football game with the kids when he got home. I can't speak for them,
but I had a blast!
Wednesday, November 25, 2009
Tuesday, November 24, 2009
Monday, November 23, 2009
in the spring. Erik, Maddie, and I are going, so we are in the
process of getting our passports. We had pictures taken today and had
an appointment to complete our applications scheduled for this
afternoon. However, the agent was sick today, so we had to reschedule
Since we had some time, we drove to Destin and tried a restaurant that
we hadn't tried before. It was good, not outstanding, but we
certainly didn't leave hungry.
Now we are settled on the sofa to watch "Rudolph." The kids made
Rudolph and Clarice at Build-a-Bear a while back, so they have them
out, and we're ready to watch. I'm going to try to put the
electronics away and just watch.
Sunday, November 22, 2009
Saturday, November 21, 2009
the kids and I had fun.
We rented movies and had a lot of fun together. We snuggled and
giggled...doesn't get better than that.
We watched "Monsters vs. Aliens." Maddie discovered this animal and
decided she wants one. I'm not sure they sell it locally, so I hope a
stuffed animal will do. Plus, in the movie it's depicted as the size
of a tall building. I seriously don't think I want to clean up after
Friday, November 20, 2009
The kids and I went to Fort Walton to do a little pre-season shopping. We found a few things, and then we realized that Santa was coming. Sure it's not even Thanksgiving yet, but last year Ty had no interest in Santa. Maddie and I decided to strike while the iron was hot. This year, he acted like they were old friends. They had tables set up with crayons and coloring books and hats with antlers for the kids. There was free face painting. Then we waited in line for a little while; T. made a friend while we waited, and it was our turn.
He walked right up to Santa and asked for a hula hoop and an art table. Hope Santa comes through for him.
It was just an overall good night, so here are some pictures of it.
And now school is out until November 30. I am so happy. It's been a particularly stressful week at the school. We are eager to take a break and get a lot of sleep!!!! And now I think I'll make sure that at least Ty gets some of that sleep soon!!!
Thursday, November 19, 2009
The Kindergarten at Ty's school has a yearly Christmas play. Today Maddie and I went to the costume meeting. We were really holding out for the part of "reindeer," but, according to Ty, he's going to be an elf. Wish me luck. We'll find out officially from his teacher tomorrow. We stopped at his school on the way home from our school and sat in the parking lot feeling a little like stalkers. We were able to watch Ty getting on the bus, and Erik was able to take a picture of him getting off the bus today.
Then Erik snapped a picture of Ty reading his Thanksgiving book wearing the headdress that he made at school.
And tomorrow is our last day of school for a week! I cannot express how excited I am to wake up without an alarm for days and days. We don't really have any Thanksgiving plans. Erik works Thursday, so we'll stay local. I hope you have a great night!
Wednesday, November 18, 2009
We ate dinner at Buffalo Wild Wings. It was our first time there, and we had a great time. We played games and had a great meal. Ty protested going, but he ended up having a really good time. I hope your day went well too!
Tuesday, November 17, 2009
And..welcome. You are here because you've been invited. The blog is no longer open to the public. Now I don't have to correct when I use Ty and Maddie's real names!
Two funny things today: Ty was trying to talk today while Maddie and I were talking to each other. Every time he'd try to talk, one of us would say something. He was frustrated and said, "You're stepping on my words!"
Then, I bought Maddie's favorite ice cream today. They usually sell it at this time of year. It's "Peppermint Stick" and has bits of candy cane in it. We had some after dinner. Ty asked what it was, and I told him it was Christmas ice cream. After he tried it, he said, "You're right. It tastes like a holiday."
No new picture today. So here is an old one from last year around this time. It's the day that I took the kids to Turkey Creek for a walk.
Monday, November 16, 2009
Sunday, November 15, 2009
hasn't been feeling too well this weekend, but he seems a little
better today. The Big Man is working, so the 3 of us will miss church
so that T. can rest.
Here is a picture of T. Willy and MK before the dance last night. It's
pretty evident that he isn't feeling well, but you can see that MK was
Saturday, November 14, 2009
After the dance, a group of them walked to Sonic right next door to the school. I drove there, and it was a fun time for them to recap. I took a few girls home, and now we're home and too wired to sleep.