January 8, 2012

Still celebrating Mom's Birthday!
Highlights from today: (Click here for pictures)

  • It didn't take too long for all of us to get our Sunday clothes on and the kids to come downstairs for donuts.  The powdered donuts are preferred over the chocolate ones in case you ever need to know that.  Though I do sneak in a few chocolate ones every once in awhile-I bought a bag full because I didn't know they didn't like chocolate.
  • Everyone was pleased about going back to class except for Campbell.  I was afraid that she was going to take Mr. Andy's eye out kicking her black Sunday shoes at him.  She can be a vicious little thing-until we turn the corner and leave and then she calms down.
  • After church, we went to Nonna's house for the last of my birthday celebrations.  We had Hawaiian hamburgers and a delicious chocolate cake.  My favorite part of the meal was the juicy pear from their Christmas gift basket that they received-I hadn't had a pear like that since we were at the Harry and David factory in Oregon.
  • The kids enjoyed playing and most of them enjoyed helping open my presents.  Campbell was livid that the presents were not for her and that she didn't get to help open them as much as she thought she could.  Poor thing will have to wait until December to open her own presents.  
  • Back at home, Keaton was asleep on the car and we set her car seat in the front closet so she could sleep peacefully and that little stinker woke right up.  She does every time we bring her in from the car.  When she is in the car, she can sleep just fine but as soon as we bring that car seat in she wakes up.  All of the other kids would sleep forever in their car seats-but not Keaton.
  • I tried to take a nap on the couch and finally succeeded for a brief one but gracious, I sure didn't think Graham was ever going to find something to do-needed a new shirt, needed me to fix his motorcycles, needed to get out of bed, needed to help making a chart.  Finally, he found something to do and I snoozed for a few minutes.  Meanwhile, Campbell and Keaton were sleeping, Anderson was watching tv and Reagan was making a chart to count down to the 100th day of school party.
  • Soon it was supper and then we needed to clean up around here.  I wrote everyone out a list of things to do and they went to it.  It was nice because I could sit and eat my bon bons easier while they worked-kidding.  Reagan finished list after list and I had to keep making new ones for her.  The boys had to be reminded time after time to finish their task and move on to the next one.  Campbell didn't even notice I had handed out list-she was too busy taking the baby clothes off of her doll.  I put them on, she took them off, I put them on, she took them off.

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