Well, things here have been crazy to say the least. We have been gearing up for the big guy’s appearance all month and tonight is finally the night.
Carter has been working out and stretching to get ready for his big day tomorrow as well.
Too funny. That kid cracks me up. Here is a picture of Connor, Carter and Ashley making gingerbread cookies at our house after Connor caught the bug at school for making these. All had fun making them although any structural failures of the houses caused some necessary grief counselling by the parents.
We have started to build our backyard rink but the weather hasn’t been cooperating too much with us since we started. The weather has been warm during the day for the last 2-3 days so Connor and Mom have been busy flooding whenever we think it is a good time to do so. Hopefully it will stay cold so we can get a good base on the rink so we can start skating outside! The canal isn’t open either yet and they don’t anticipate it to be before New Year’s Eve as the weather hasn’t been conducive to building ice. (the canal was at 5 cm thickness when it needs 25+ cm’s).
The Christmas tree has been a big hit for the boys as well as Koke. Being a kitten well let’s just say she has enjoyed her new cool smelling addition to the house. Here are the boys absolutely losing their mind in these pictuers as we asked them to say cheese. Well look how wide open their mouths are … boy were they excited!!
Ok … so this parenting thing sort of takes getting used to (it’s been 4 years of pure learning) and I should know better but hey we were in the egg nog at the time. Everyone was wondering what the boys were doing upstairs in Connor’s room but we were enjoying the quiet time. Well Connor comes downstairs wearing a new shirt and we thought that was kind of odd. Then suddenly he came clean and lifted up his shirt!! Yikes!!! Pen marks all over!! Then Carter came ripping downstairs (there is no slow speed on that boy) and sure enough he was covered front and back! (thanks to Connor getting those hard to reach spots.) As of this writing they are still for the most part marked up!!
Finally tonight we were ready for Santa to appear. Milk? Check. Carrots for the Reindeer? Check. Cookies for Santa? Check.
I hope everyone is doing well and keep on tracking Santa out there in cyber space. He is on his way.