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Christmas Eve: December 24th Christmas Day: December 25th!! Kids go back to school: January 4th

Monday, December 27, 2010

Potty Training once again

Well its that time when I am sick and tired of changing DIAPERS! It's time to start potty training Brinlee and we will then be done with diapers...woo hoo! She has not wanted to sit on the potty, she screams and throws a fit, nothing like the twins who were interested. I thought she would since she sees them use the potty all them time.

We are going to start today, it will be a huge shock for her and a very long and traumatic week for me. Bring on the alcoholic beverages to get me through LOL! I have to take her to the pedi for an appt, then home to say 'bye' to the diapers and put on big girl panties and start the running to the potty, wetting and messing up the panties until we get it. Of course because of my wonderful couponing skills and stockpiling I am stocked on cleaning supplies for the floor. I'm sure I will need it. At least it's only 1 this time and not twins. I don't know how I did it 2 yrs ago?!?

I will try to keep you updated on how it's going and when we are fully potty trained! I can't wait, can you tell?

Friday, December 24, 2010

Merry Christmas Eve

Well it's Christmas Eve morning and I'm wide away at 5:45am!! Why? Who knows. Everyone is sound asleep and here I sit. So I figured I would do a blog entry. It has been a rough week but I am hoping today the kids will be good for Santa to return tonight with their gifts. We are going to track Santa on NORAD, which I have already been doing! Also on my phone too! We are going to make sure we set out cookies and milk for Santa, head up to my parents for an early dinner, then go to Christmas mass at church, back up to my parents to open gifts there. After that we will all head back home to sleep at our house, put out cookies, say farewell to Murry, our new adopted elf that will watch over us next year and report to Santa himself. Then off to bed for the little ones.

We will then work our 'elfy magic' to help Santa put out gifts, and put a few together. Which reminds me we better go get some much needed batteries and garbage bags! I hope everyone has a wonderful Christmas with their family and friends. I do miss my family up north and can not wait to see everyone next year when we visit. I also miss performing in the Nutcracker too! I watched a 2000 video last night and felt 'CFB homesick.' Well time for family now and can't wait to see the kids faces tonight and tomorrow!! I am very blessed with the family that I have, even when I complain that they are bad.

With much love, have a wonderful Christmas!!
Picture/video will come soon!

Tuesday, December 21, 2010

Formal Christmas Pictures

Well not the best family Christmas picture but it will do. It was very cold this day and we took pictures really fast!! Michelle is great at getting the kids to smile and takes amazing pictures. Thank you Michelle for getting the pictures that you did in such a short amount of time, what like 5min!!

Brinlee was sick and freezing, so was Bella (that's why she is hunched over.) Brinlee would not take a picture with the twins, her poor lips were turning blue and she was shivering so bad!

Saturday, December 18, 2010

Pictures with Santa!!

Today wen ventured out to get pictures taken with Santa like we do every year at Downtown Disney. I wasn't sure how well it was going to go, one the weather was iffy, and the kids were in a mood, but we went anyway. The line was short, surprisingly! Brinlee starts crying once she see's Santa around the corner and my heart sunk but said to myself 'Oh well she's taking a picture anyway!'

Santa was very nice and talked to Brinlee first while I held her. She told him what she wanted...Minnie Mouse stuff. She did give him a 'high five.' (While giving her Brinlee face as usual) Quinn walked up to him and told him his name and what he wanted for Christmas...a bike. Quinn was very brave and did awesome!! Bella wanted Daddy to hold her, she was very frightened but told Santa her name and what she wanted too...a bike. We were able to get Brinlee's hands out of her mouth and her to smile big!!

After that Santa asked Bella if she would take a picture with him by herself so he could show Minnie Mouse. She wasn't too sure but she did it with flying colors!!

Quinn also took a picture with Santa by himself and looked so proud too!

Brinlee of course was not going to take another picture with Santa, she did the picture that she promised me...taking one picture with Santa and telling him what he wanted. Smart 2 yr old haha! Bella and Quinn did take a picture with Santa together, the neat thing about this is that when they were 6mo old they sat on the same side!! Here are the 2 pictures. Ok do you see a trend starting here once again? Yes I am going to get a picture of the 2 of them each year with Santa and on the same sides.
2006 - 5mo old
2010 - 4yrs old

12 Days of Christmas...Nanny Style

My Mom started a new tradition with the kids, it's the 12 days of Christmas and it's call the 'Hot & Cold Game.' They really like it, basically it goes like this. Nanny buys them little gifts for 12 days. She creates clues and puts them in the little tins in the 12 days of Christmas wreath that she made. Each day one of the twins opens the tin, we read them the clue of what the gift is and then they have to find it! We tell them if they are getting cold or hot when they near the gift, wherever it is hidden.

I will update this post with each day...enjoy looking!

On the first day of Christmas Nanny gave to us... Some really fun lights!


On the second day of Christmas Nanny gave to us... some really cool Christmas Socks!

On the third  day of Christmas Nanny gave to us.... yummy Skittles Santa candy.

On the fourth day of Christmas Nanny gave to us...A fun Christmas book!
Brinlee doing I have no idea what?!?
Quinn didn't want his picture taken, but the girls did!

On the fifth day of Christmas Nanny gave to us...some fun grabby things and a writing pad.

On the sixth day of Christmas Nanny gave to us...sock for entire week!

Quinn said, 'More socks?'

On the seventh day of Christmas Nanny gave to us...some huge bags of candy! (Mommy and Daddy keep out!) 

On the eighth day of Christmas Nanny gave to us... fun punching balloons!
(For some reason these pictures disappeared from my camera!)

On the ninth day of Christmas Nanny gave to us... a matchbox car to play with.

On the tenth day of Christmas Nanny gave to us... yummy cookies to eat!

On the eleventh day of Christmas Nanny gave to us...some more matchbox cars! Cool!

Brinlee was a little excited, this was her pose.

On the twelfth day of Christmas Nanny gave to us... a fun tool set, some diapers for my dolly and some blinged out dress up shoes!

LOVES her new shoes!!
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