December 14, 2018

Flashback Friday


The boys have snow on the brain.  Apparently I keep it in my back pocket, and can summon it at any time, like Elsa the Snow Queen.

I’ve lost count of how many times they have asked when it will snow.

Like I’ve said before, if I could just keep a foot of snow in my backyard all winter long – and nowhere else – that would be great.

Here the kids are, five years ago…

… and two years ago…

… and just last Christmas!

Thumper is not big on cold and wet, so snow gets a hard pass from him for playtime right now.  Everyone else, though, would love to play in some!  If it could just wait until AFTER they are out of school, that would be helpful.

December 13, 2018

The Dental March


The three older kids went to the dentist yesterday.

The good news – no cavities!

The “it figures” news – both the older boys needed some SERIOUS scraping of tartar.

The “this is my life” news – the kids all bickered like mad as soon as the door was closed behind them at the office, and we still needed to go grocery shopping.


And finally, more good news – while we were out late, the Webmaster put more outside decor up, which made Tad and Rerun happy!

December 12, 2018

Baking Frenzy


I only have a week before the kids are out of school for two weeks.

I am now in serious baking mode.

And I’d better add present wrapping to that before some nosy people are home from school on a regular basis.

However, 95% of the Christmas cards are now in the mail!  And all of my big packages are shipped off, too!

Catch you all later; must go make another batch of fudge.

December 11, 2018

Grown-Up Christmas Party


The Webmaster’s company had their Christmas party last weekend, so we dressed up and left the kids behind!

There have been better Christmas parties (especially at this company – the venue was VERY LOUD AND YOU COULD BARELY HEAR THE PERSON NEXT TO YOU), but the time away was very nice.  We actually were able to walk through Lincoln Center to a coffee bar that I’ve never been to before, and got a very decadent mocha that was a better dessert than the mini cheesecakes that they served at the party.

Oh, and we left Ane and KT in charge of the boys for the evening.  They had pizza and Christmas DVDs.  The boys were all tucked into bed before we got home.  I brought the girls some quality ice cream and they watched “The Princess Bride” because KT had never seen it before.  Then they spent the night on an air mattress in the bonus room, so they got a sleepover out of the babysitting job.  And we got cheap babysitters.