Archive for December, 2014

There Ought To Be A Law

Wednesday, December 24th, 2014

I have no idea who told Thumper that he could get sick the week before Christmas, but that’s what he decided to do. He first came down with a cough, then spiked a temperature, and the temp didn’t really seem to go away.  Last Thursday night, it was high enough to say, “I am calling […]

Christmas Party!

Tuesday, December 23rd, 2014

The first official Christmas get-together that involved presents was on Saturday, at Uncle Buddy’s house.  Dinner and presents, aunts, uncles, cousins…. and Obachan. The kids were beyond excited to finally get to open presents. We played our annual game of white elephant Christmas bingo, and the kids were really getting into it.  It was the […]

Eleven Christmases

Monday, December 22nd, 2014

Yes, it’s true.  This is the 11th time we’ve lined up the kids in front of the tree before letting them open presents.  (Years 1-7 are here, Year 8 here, Year 9 here, Year 10 here.) They’ve gotten a little bigger than last year, but we are holding steady at 8 children! And the reason […]

Flashback Friday

Friday, December 19th, 2014

Look who we found last night at Grandma and Gichan’s house! That’s Little Cousin!  She and her whole family arrived yesterday morning (FINALLY, after several detours and delays), and once swimming lessons were over, the girls were thrilled to finally be together. And because this is Flashback Friday…. That picture is from Tad’s first birthday […]