Friday, December 28, 2012

Christmas 2012

The kids had their end of year parties on Dec 20th.  I did my usual story reading to the preschool masses.

I was game master for N's class.  We played reindeer games.  

We had a good Christmas.  The kids got entirely too much stuff, but strangely I haven't gone mad with organizational obsessing.  My Christmas decorations are still up, and I can't get motivated to take them down.  Strange.

New Avenger pjs.  Thrilling, eh?

Twas the night before Christmas and all the through the house, big sister was in her headgear reading to her brothers.  And momma loved it.  

The spoils on Christmas day....

This might be one of my favorite photos ever.  G is so, so excited!

Mamaw got the kids ornaments.  M's ornament (from Etsy) was much smaller than my MIL thought it would be.  When he opened the box he said, "Oooo, a wittle baby toy!"  

I'm a little tired of Christmas break....these past 9 days have been mostly alright, but I've only gone a little ape on G for whining and being an aggravating pest.  The hardest part of this time of year is the inability to go outside due to the cold which leaves us with not much to do because I refuse to go places where everyone else is.  Like the mall.

On the 21st I took all 3 kids to see Hotel Transylvania at the discount movie, and today I took N and G to a local paint spot to create our own canvas paintings.  Otherwise, I've been wading through a sea of toys.  

I've finished two children's novels, The Magician's Elephant by Kate DiCamillo and The Invention of Hugo Cabret by Brian Selznick, and am making extremely slow progress through Ann Patchet's Bel Canto.  Grown up books are  

I have worked out 3 days this week, thanks to D who knows I need a little bit of time away so as not to lose it completely.  

Geez, this is boring.  Just like Christmas break. 

1 comment:

Keri said...

Ha, I just finished writing my own boring after-Christmas post. Mine is worse than yours.

Great pictures! Looks like lots of fun memories for all. I'm glad you've been able to get out to workout a few times. You're so right about the trouble with this time of year being a) the cold and/or wet weather, and b) the crowds/germs in public places. Both of those conspire to keep families like ours cooped up. Sometimes I choose the library as a good option to solve this problem (inside, yet not crowded or terribly germ-ridden), but when your family is the one with're stuck. Plus, I owe an unholy amount of money on my library card, and I'm just not ready to pay it yet.

Geesh, my comment on your blog just became more boring than the blog post I just wrote on MY blog. Sorry about that.