Monday, December 10, 2007

The Coolest Thing!

I have got to tell you this is just the coolest thing. Last week I came home from work to find a notice saying that there was a package at the post office for David and Skyler. Well it was quite a surprise to me so before work Wednesday David and I went over to the post office to pick up this package. It was from Julie Barreto! It is the coolest thing. It is a Lego Advent Calendar. Everyday you get to open a little door and behind it is a little Lego thing or person to put together. We are having so much fun with it. Since it was the 6th of the month the boys each got to open three doors. We do it a little differently, we open two doors every other day. That way they both get to open something on the same day. They take turns going first. It is a great gift and was a wonderful surprise. Thanks Julie!

Shannon and I went out to dinner Saturday night and then made the pilgrimage to Toys 'r Us. It was really crowded and the isles were small and I had big boxes in the cart I couldn't really see over, but it was a successful trip and I don't think I will have to go back there before Christmas!!! I think the little kids are done. I just have adults left.

Well, I have lots of tickets for fun Christmas things to do. I will try and keep you posted!

Happy Monday,
Love ya,

Monday, December 03, 2007

I got elfed!

Sunday, December 02, 2007

God please help me to get through today!

I swear some days that is my mantra and I just have to keep saying it over and over.
I know, it is hard to believe when I have two boys as cute as this that I would have to repeat that over and over but I swear some days it just doesn't pay to get out of bed!
I have this killer headache from coughing all the time, and every single thing I have said to Skyler today he has had something to say back to me. He has no concept that this is talking back and it seems that there is nothing I can say to him to help him understand.
I do seem to be feeling a little better. Cough is still there, but I did put on some clothes today and make my way to the grocery store!
Tonight I took a few pictures of the boys. Skyler brought this bear home from school. Its name is Sunny bear and you bring it home and then write in a journal about the things you did together over the weekend. It also has a small photo album for you to put a picture of the child and the bear. This weekend the bear go to go to the gym with Skyler, he had to wait in the car as they don't allow outside bears into the gym. On Saturday he and Skyler got to help Skyler's dad put up the Christmas lights (I am still working on getting a picture for you!), and during this time got to go to target (for more lights) and played with the boys down the street. Sunny bear even got to try and play the WI with Skyler. I think they had a fun weekend!
Oh peace and quiet, they finally fell asleep. I better go in and check on them so I can remember they are angels!
Happy Sunday,
Love ya,

Saturday, December 01, 2007

Christmas Light Time Today!

Thanksgiving night as we were driving home from my friend Sharon's house the kids were oohing and awing overt the Christmas lights, and as soon as we could see our house they yelled at the top of their lungs "we have Christmas lights on our house". Well we didn't, as I previously mentioned, Shannon spent Thanksgiving day in bed and was not in the putting up lights frame of mind. They were so disappointed. Needless to say every day since then they have asked their dad about our Christmas lights. Today is Christmas light day! They are outside as we speak supervising their dad (and playing with the boys down the street!) We have always had multicolored small lights, but from the beginning I wanted white icicles. This year since so many of our lights needed to be replaced Shannon bought me white icicles. I will try and post a picture after they are all up, if I get a good one! I really love this time of year. There are so many fun things to do. The community has a lot going on that we can take the boys to. They have a great holiday lights display up at the California Living Museum, they have a fun Christmas display with a Santa that we went to last year, they even have a winter wonderland at the local ice rink. Last year I got tickets to all of these events from work! I am looking forward to taking the boys again this year!

Today I am sitting inside feeling a little worse than warmed up dog doo (sorry mom!) I have a cold that has settled in my chest and all I do is cough and wheeze. Then wheeze and cough. It isn't pretty. In addition to my lack of breathing properly I have a HUGE headache from all the coughing.

I think I will go take a pill for my head and lay down. Just wanted to check in. Will post pictures of the lights tonight if I get a good picture.

Happy Saturday,
Love, Shell