Saturday, December 26, 2009

Christmas was great. We spoiled the kids too much and I still feel guilty. I really just like spending money on shiny new things, I even like shopping for salt, trash bags, anything. sad i know.
Chloe woke up first and walked into the front room and said, "Mom, Santa brought me a doll house!!"., " I always wanted one!!". Then we went in a woke up Tate, I said, "It's time for presents!!". He perked right up. All he wanted was a dinosaur and I guess Santa wasn't listening right. Santa got him a dragon, sorry Tate they look so similar. Lame Santa.
Anthony got me dragonfly diamond earrings which was really sweet. I love surprises.
I got anthony a snowboarding get up (jacket and pants) and a remote control helicopter.

Then we went to my mom's house, a bit of drama and uncomfortableness but what is a family party without a bit of drama to be served as dessert? We went sledding and that was really fun, there were tons of kids being plowed over at the bottom of the hill. I tried not to laugh but it was a little funny.... and dangerous.

Okay now I am just so focused on being completely lazy for 2 weeks and then shooting a wedding and then going to Mazatlan for 10 days!!! We are taking the kids, we hope it is worth it or they won't be coming next time! I love them so so much but man they are so exhausting sometimes. I miss the days when they would take naps. I was a little more sane then.

Hope you all have a happy New year!

Wednesday, December 16, 2009


The newest addition to our family. 7 month old Duke. He is SO good and so cute. can't handle it.

Thursday, December 03, 2009

Christmas is magical all over again.

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Having 3yr olds and Christmas is simply perfect, they are so excited, love Santa, eat lots of sugar and run wild like elves high on syrup. We made cupcakes tonight, don't be jealous of my betty crockerness... it's from a box and they were gross but they looked pretty!
We have started a new tradition, we have a cute Merry Christmas box and it has 24 things written down on little peices of paper, we pick one everyday and we HAVE to do it. It is has been so much fun. It really has taught me to take a minute, breathe and enjoy my fabulous crazy kids at this great stage of 3.
Dear Tate,
I know we don't see eye to eye right now, but we are ALL hoping you grow out of this crazy "NO"! stage and never sleeping. Regardless of it all we still think are you the funniest, most energetic child and I especially love when you "shake your booty".
Dear Chloe,
This is my favorite stage for you so far, you are kind, loving, imaginative, sweet and just hilarious. I love hearing you talk to yourself and make up stories. I do think you need to love your brother more, this throwing him around like a rag doll may cramp his style.
Dear Anthony,
No more napping while you are "watching the kids".

good night,
Love Mama.