The wonderful, yet often hairpulling life story of a stay-at-home mom of five cuties (Hailey, Shelby, Dylan, Ashley & Logan) and the journey through life raising our family with the best hubby around (love you, Kevin), and enjoying the blessings God provides to us daily while trying to keep it all in perspective when bumps in the road arise!
Tuesday, December 22, 2015
This mama is tired...very tired...but the Christmas "show" must go on...
I am worn...beyond what I normally am this time of year. Kev is the same, which makes us feel doubly worn. I woke up right before 10am again today. Good grief. What is wrong with me? It still felt like 6am. This is what I woke up to...Spidey Logan slinging a sticky hand on our fireplace. Nice.
Our dishes haven't been done since Friday...good grief. This is when we miss Nina a lot...she is the best dishwasher ever! :) The kids are still watching lots of Netflix. I am ok with that.
Lo and I had to drop off Hays at a friend-get-together...then we did a little shopping. We were going to Hobby Lobby and noticed that Santa was going to be at our local hardware store. So we went in. Lo was very shy with the Jolly guy...so we had to go spy on Santa from behind the trees. There he is! He seems less daunting from behind!
This sweet lady helped make Lo feel very comfortable...she game him some bubbles and some candy canes....
...and with mama by his side he went to talk to Santa and the Mrs. He still looks like he might take a run for it :)
They were the sweetest couple...they are from our local nursing home and were raising money for foster kids for Christmas.
He actually smiled at one point...as long as I was sitting with him!
A little blurry, but we'll take it! We still are going to see Santa tomorrow at our small mall with the sibs. I know they will be so excited to here that...haha :)
Chowing on a candy cane...
We also found this really cool pen fan...Lo loved it...and kept getting it stuck in my hair. Nice.
He tried to blow a little cool air Santa's way too....that was nice, since we know Santa likes to be cool being from the "Pole" and all!
Then we spied on Hayeeee and her buds at the ice rink....can you spot them in front of those group of little kids....
Such a fun group of long-time friends. Those are the best kind of friends! They had fun eating brunch at the Runcible Spoon (where we went for Hailey's spring performance last May)...and racing around the rink.
Lo found a frosty friend :)
Looking angelic at Kroger...but don't let the face fool you...he is not an angelic shopper. We are worn by shopping lately...very worn...and tomorrow is more of the same :(
Came back to the house and found the kiddos watching more Christmas movies....this one was cute...Snow Bud? About a dog and Santa?
Shelb cleaned her room, but didn't do much else...Hays was doing something knitting related. Lo was on the ipad again. Lazy days.
I attempted a nicer dinner. It failed. I also had too many dirty dishes to have any clean plates so we ate off of paper. Nice. I'll let Kev make the fajitas next time. He has much more care when making dinner than I do. I just don't care about food.
Hey, at least D ate it...then you know it's not that bad.
We left Hailey to deal with the sibs and dishes. I could hear her from upstairs laying down the law. We gotta utilize her leadership skills while we can!
Sweet Lo...he was such a good boy today. Daddy and I had to organize the Christmas gifts in private...so he just played with his trains upstairs by himself. He mad the track by himself and got it all working.
He even talked to his trains...this helps make them work better!
And another movie night...this time Home Alone 2, which was in NYC...very fitting! The kids even made their own popcorn and got their own brownies out. Nice. Kev and I worked on collecting our thoughts about Christmas...
I am tired of thinking about Christmas gifts, food menus, Christmas prep. I just want it all to be over with. We need rest. Sigh. Bah Humbug!