December 28, 2011

Celebrating the holidays
still with friends!
Highlights from today: (Click here for pictures)
  • We had just laid down last night and Robby said "someone is coming."  I guess we had watched too many crime shoes before bed and immediately thought he meant some bad guy was coming.  But the bad guy was only Graham who climbed in and snuggled up beside me.  I closed my eyes and thought that I would take him back to bed in just a few minutes.  The next time I opened my eyes, Graham was still right beside me and it was 7.
  • Grannymom, Grandpa, Lilly and Cash were over early this morning to hang up our swing, put on the tree house telescope and shorten the desks.  The kids played outside-in the wagon, on the trails, in the dirt, on the tree house and on the new swing.  
  • All the kids played except Reagan.  She was still in bed at 9. I finally made her get up and take a bath.  She had a tiny pancake and some hot chocolate. For awhile when the others were outside, she was laying in the couch all covered up. She does have a cough but no fever and said that she felt fine.  I don't really think anything was wrong with her and she had a big night tonight so I just let her rest.  She did perk up later in the day so hopefully she was just exhausted from her sleepover with Lilly.
  • After Lilly and Cash left, most everyone watched a movie and Campbell stood at my feet and cried.  I was trying my hardest to get lunch ready and she just wanted to be held.  Soon lunch was on the table, everyone was happy and I started to work on some food for tonight.  I made peanut butter filled bugles that I then dipped a bit in chocolate.  Seriously, I must be crazy because I filled and then dipped almost two bags of Bugles-I must have too much time on my hands.
  • Campbell and Graham had a nap, Robby was soon home, Keaton ate, the others watched a movie and then Robby and I got to work on cleaning and straightening the house.  Soon it was time for me to go and take Reagan to her sleepover at Alyssa Kate's house.  Alyssa Kate, Caroline, Kennedy and Kaleigh were going to have a big night-painting fingernails, lots of food and then the jumpy place and McDonalds tomorrow.  
  • Before long, the McGuires, Penningtons, Atwoods and Lundys were all at the house-a total of 14 kids (we were missing one and the Atwoods were missing one).  Even though it was 14 it seemed like a lot, lot more-ha!  We had tons of party food and we even had very much leftover.  Tom Dillon even stopped by and we sent him home with tons of leftovers.  
  • After everyone left, we tucked Campbell and Keaton in bed and let the boys watch a movie.  Graham didn't watch much but did play a bit in the toy room.  He eventually asked to go to bed and soon Anderson was upstairs heading to bed-I guess that happens when you let kids stay up until 11.  Maybe this means that they will sleep in a little bit in the morning (I hope!)

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