Thursday, December 18, 2008

Up late, kids asleep, bored

I just finished wrapping most of the presents. I still need to shop for a few more things then I think I'll be done for the year. With the way the economy is right now we decided to be a little more conservative this Christmas. Seems that every year the kids get a new electronic gadget from daddy. It can get pretty expensive but this year we opted to just keep it simple. No sense in spending $200-$300 on a Wii Fit. Although I could definitely use the Wii Fit simply for the exercise benefit you get from it. Maybe next year. For now I'll just stick to my fiber shakes.

Tomorrow will be a long day for me. I need to make up 4 hours at work. I took some time off last week to attend my kids school activities. A couple hours here a couple hours there which added up to about 4 hours. I didn't want to use my PTO so I told my boss I would make it up tomorrow. I normally get off at 3pm on Fridays but I'll be working until about 7pm which I kind of like only because I can get a lot more done at night than during the day.

It's time for bed. Ernie is up watching some western flick with the volume up high. I'm surprised the kids sleep right through all the shooting. Thank goodness they're heavy sleepers!

Wednesday, December 10, 2008

Lindsey's Report on Anne Frank

Lindsey has had to do some pretty cool class assignments like building a mission and writing a state report. But this one I think was by far the most fun. Each student was required to dress up like the person who they were doing their report on. One girl in her class chose Amelia Earhart another Michelle Obama. Lindsey chose Anne Frank. On the day before she was to give her oral report we went to this thrift store to look for a skirt and blouse. We found exactly what we were looking for. I let her where my black sweater over the white blouse and brushed her hair a certain way and walaa.... Take a look.

Friday, December 5, 2008

Adventures in Babysitting

When my cousin Joey asked if the girls and I could babysit for her, Lindsey and Nikki got so excited. Not a week goes by that my kids don't ask if we could babysit Noa and Makani. They love them so much. Here are some pictures I took. It was such a joy to watch them.