Tuesday, December 27, 2011

Christmas 2011

We are blessed to celebrate Christmas 3 times this month!  The first was in Ord. We had two family dinners and a day at the farm sledding and 4-wheeling.  Unfortunately, Ben fractured his thumb and will wear a splint for the next 2 weeks.  He is not in pain, but has what he calls "the mother of all bruises" on his left hand.  At least we were able to dodge another cast.
Ben received multiple lego sets and some $.
Sadie received clothing, $, and some great developmental toys.
Greg and I were gifted with money to buy Sadie some new equipment!

Our second Christmas was on the actual day and we had a quiet day with just us four.  We stayed in our jammies all day (I was the only one who took a shower and put on fresh jammies).

The kids (including Greg) loved of all of their gifts.

Ben: rollerblades/pads, ESpark motorized scooter, Diary of a Wimpy Kid Book, Pictionary, crayon maker, new markers, Pirates of the Carribean lego set, Wii game, and a new sporty watch.
Sadie: toddler slide, hand puppets, texture ball, playdough, and books
Greg: Ipad 2 and a 55" screen TV
Me: white gold and diamond cross necklace - I really hope Miss Sadie does not rip this one off my neck!

We had a wonderful Christmas lunch of stuffed pork loin, wild rice, and blueberry cobbler. Yes, I actually cooked everything from scratch! It was truly a miracle.

Today begins the 3rd and final phase of Christmas. My sister and her family will be here within the hour. I can't wait!

Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!

Friday, December 2, 2011