Oh my, Christmas is over and I didnt put up all my decorations! Next year, screw waiting till Thanksgiving is over, Unless I am given a bunch of turkeys and a cornucopia for the table, the snowflakes and snowmen are coming out of the closet mid NOV.
We had 2 christmas's this year, One with Mike's mom, and one with his Dad and Jenny. I think every family has their weird things, but it means double the celebrations with family for us :)
Riley Scored! Oh my, this kid has more trains and cars then he could ever had imagined. & the funny thing is, he plays with them all. :) They get equal attention. After we had to wake his up Christmas morning, because we were to excited! When he saw what Santa brought him, I had to BEG him to open his other gifts.
Mike's dad got Riley this Hammer.. Hmmmm.. its a real, heavy duty hammer, just with a short handle.. hmmm... can you say "bad idea"! I am hiding this thing as soon as he is not looking, and it may be used outside, away from windows and other people. :)
we vegged out all day, then went to Mike's mom's house, where you had a less then traditional dinner, but it turned out good :) The kids had a blast! and of course they all got some MORE toys!
Today, Mike had to work, so I got up early to put the turkey in, and got after Christmas shopping at Target! I was all jazzed hoping to get some amazing deals on more Christmas decorations for next year... Sadly to say, I only ended up with a fiberoptic 18' snowman.. they had next to Nothing left.. and it was only 1/2 off.. So I might hit up a few other stores if I get the chance this week.
I came home, GROUCHY! and tired because Target was busy and Riley was being a "train freak!" which means, the whole shopping trip he kept yelling out "No that way"! Track mommy more tracks"
So after a mad cleaning dash around the house, I decided to try my hand at making a pie! :) Yes a real one... not from scratch see, because.. I had the pre-made pie crust and some random cherry filling in the pantry, I thought what the heck, lets add some chocolate to it, and made a crumble top! Pop that bad boy in the oven for a few mins and let it melt together! I call this.. my.. Target was busy and I am grouchy pie... those of you that have seen the waitress know what I am talking about. :) the crumble came out more like a.....playdo pancake.. so I attached the pieces and made a face of the emotion I was feeling.
. needless to say.. the next time I attempt to make a pie.. I will put a Happy face on it.. maybe then it wont taste like monkey crap! :)
The rest of dinner went great! Turkey.. awesome.. This is my 3rd turkey of the year.. and I am getting pretty darn good at it :) The kids opened more presents!! and mike and I got a Fantastically beautiful new set of silverware! Like the grownup stuff! so now, all my forks and spoons match and I have enough for everyone!
On thanksgiving mike had to use one of Riley's toddler forks :)
For Christmas I got, 2 movies The women, and the House Bunny, a CD, Little Big Town, a Yahtzee game, and a charger for my wii remotes. and a really cool chopper for onions and stuff so I dont cry when I cook :) and Mike even wrapped them all separately.. except the 2 movies, he also got me 2 magazine subscriptions to O and First!
Next year I am going to make him save money out of each paycheck for christmas, :) Oh what a year of change this will be for us, I am excited about it, but a little tired already :) But it will be worth it.
Someone had to marry this man... I took one for the team ladies :)
I told him I was going to post this picture! :) He is doing what he does best :)