This year we went to see Santa at the Jubilee of trees. The kids were really excited to see him. (I know you cant tell by the blank look on their faces) But they really did have fun.
This year I put my tree up early. I always wait until the day after Thanksgiving because that is the rule but I went out and bought new ornaments and was too excited to put it up. So here it is... not as cute as it was in my head (which was really cute) but it is up and I do like it. Next year I will have to do more but it is a good start. It looks really cute in the dark with the lights on. Dont all trees?
This last weekend decorated Gingerbread Cookies. We like to do something each year. We have done the train and the house but thought it would be fun for them to get to decorate their own cookies this year. I think we ate more candy then made it on the cookies and the icing was delicious (I ate most of it). Ryan got pretty fancy with his gingerbread
Aidan thinking about licking the knife or putting on his cookie
Preston did a really good job he took forever to decorate this cookie
Ryan decided to start decorating the kids after his cookie was done
About a month ago we got to go down to vegas to the air show. The kids had tons of fun seeing the airplanes even though they were very loud and scared me to death every time they flew over our heads. Avree and Aidan got their faces painted and Preston got to get in the boxing ring with his cousin Jordan, I dont think they ever hit each other because they were laughing so hard. We rode the train around and got to see all the booths. It was really fun and the kids cant wait until next year.
Ok, here is how I spent my birthday so we woke up and hit the stores by 4:30am, we took our posts Angie and I were in toys, Jamie was in electronics, Natalie was in charge of sheets and I have no idea where Robin and Carri were but I am sure they were at their assigned spot then we waited for 5am to come. People were making plans for what they were grabbing and making deals with people on the other side. A couple of times people tried to start a little early but the workers stopped it. Finally it was time my heart was pumping and I was ready it got really quiet and then boom everyone started grabbing. IT WAS GREAT!! I loved it, the pushing the shoving the crashing into carts. TOTALLY WORTH IT! Then we went to Target, there the lines were wrapped around the entire store we grabbed our stuff and made our way to the line, some people waiting over an hour that is just crazy, will we wait in that line? Well I wont mention any names but someone I was with decided to just move in line (most of you probably know who that is). No one even saw her, I was sure a brawl was going to start so I pretended to check out movies and not to know her until I was sure she was safe and no one was going to take her out then I pulled the old "Oh there you are" and moved in line. So pretty much we waited about 5 minutes in line. Sorry to everyone else who had to wait. Then off to the mall and then out to breakfast, krumpets, old navy and then hit the craft show. It was a great birthday it was fun to spend the entire day with my family and friends. Angie and Natalie.... thanks for splitting the cost of the .88 peppermint sticks for my birthday you guys went way out.. (Natalie says you still haven't paid your .44) But thanks to everyone who got up early with me. I love you all..
Preston had his 7th Birthday Party at LaserMania. He had so much fun. 9 boys and 1 girl it was a bit crazy. They let me go in the room to take pictures but it was so dark I just pointed my camera and clicked. Most of them had a goofy face probably because of the intense job of olding the guns and shooting each other! The vests and guns were bigger then they were.