Christmas, New Years and Chineese Chopsticks

I’m going to miss the Holiday season and all the excitement that comes along with it. Looking for Reindeer in the garden is much more fun at Christmas time while being dressed in Santa suits.

And I’m going to miss watching the kids act out scenes from The Grinch. But really, if I have to play Max one more time I just may burst. Why can’t I ever be the Grinch?!
The tree after Santa came.
Santa couldn’t find his tractor that digs on two sides, but instead brought a chainsaw and weed whacker. We wondered what would happen Christmas morning but were not expecting what we got when we walked downstairs. Immediately he screamed “Oh, just what I always wanted a weed whacker and chainsaw! Santa couldn’t find my tractor so he brought these instead!” Yes, that was the best way to have Santa introduced in this house. Santa brought the girls a doll highchair that was purchased this summer for a mere $3. All it needed was a little love and lots of spray paint. Their best finds in their stockings were definitely the electric toothbrushes and the Bug Juice. We learned fast that it doesn’t take much to make these kids happy. Hope that never changes.
The girls got their first doll house from Grammy, while our little guy got his first set of Lego’s.
We even added a few new “ornaments” to the tree. This one reminds us of some relatives that were visiting this summer and all the fun we had together. Mary, I thought you would get a chuckle out of that one. But really, these two dog toys have been a hit!
Plus they even match my tree decor. Yes, I’m that crazy.
I’m sad to see it go, but the tree must come down this weekend.
It is shedding everywhere.

We rang in the New Year with Chinese food and some chopsticks. Ok, maybe it was more like daytime then night, but who is counting when you have 3 little ones.
It was fun trying to use the chopsticks. Our little guy came up with a great technique for using the chopsticks and ended up using them the whole meal.
Whereas this little one decided to use what God gave her instead.
I have to admit it is much faster that way.
It was fun to try and they do make great drumming sticks once your done.
So… farewell 2011 and hello 2012!

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  1. christinaD says:

    Happy New year!!your kids are lovely!!good work Santa!!!!i love the doll house!!!

  2. Love all the little Santas running about, sans shirt of course, lol. But, wait, you actually got a shirt on the littlest and it stayed on for photos! 😉 Such happiness.

  3. I absolutely love your photos and stories – your posts really have the most relaxing, calming effect on me. I think because you and your family are so REAL! (Hope that makes sense!) Happy New YEar!

  4. luvinthemommyhood says:

    So cute and your house is looking ahmazing!

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