Sunday, December 28, 2008

Christmas 2008

2008 is almost at an end and I know I didn't post as much this year as I did last year, but who knew kids would make you so busy :)

Christmas Eve was spent with Rich's family as usual, and as usual, there were way too many presents for the kids to all bring home :) Christmas Day was my parents, and brothers, and my sister and brother-in-law (although they ditched us before dinner this year :) )

The kids pretty much got a lot of what they wanted (Sammy's list was 3 pages (He'll say it was 2 and a half) long!) But they loved everything they got, it was all open before dinner even started, and they were bored with before my parents even left :)

But here is a quick video of the two days.

By the way, I do have more photos of the first snowstorm as well as a visit with my best friends from college that will go up soon :)

Monday, December 15, 2008

Survived the storm

Yes, we did survive the storm, however, our basement didn't fare as well.

At about 4:10 Tim woke us up to tell us he had a bad dream. As he was heading back to bed, the power flickered. We went back to sleep until about 4:45 when we woke up to the sump pump alarm going off. And Tim was back in our room because he was scared that the power was out.

Well, Rich went down to find an inch of water already in the workshop room and coming down the hallway towards the finished part. So he woke me up and we started getting everything off the floor that we could. Only the furniture, entertainment center, and foosball table remained. And Rich was one of the first in line at 6 am at Home Depot to get a generator.

By the time he got back at 6:30, if you walked in the finished part of the room you could feel the buoyancy of the floor tiles. Now, the floor we used is dri-core with carpet tiles on top. Needless to say, the generator got the sump pump caught up to the water, but the damage was pretty much done. :( He spent most of the weekend ripping it up so we could dry it out. Still waiting to hear back from the insurance company.

The rest of the day was mostly spent entertaining bored children. I did get to go to lunch with my work group though while Rich took them to lunch for a while. We were just about to light a fire as the sun was going down when I noticed that the neighborhood up the hill had power. And in about 15 minutes, ours was back on too. So, all in all, we were one of the lucky ones. My sister-in-law is still without power in Oxford, and one of the daycare families was told it will be 2 weeks before they get theirs.

Hope everyone else is wel!

Friday, December 12, 2008

O, Christmas Tree

So, this is late...

We trimmed our tree last weekend. As usual the boys had fun, but it wasn't without its drama. Max broke an ornament, I had one string of lights that only half worked, but we had fun.

Wednesday, December 3, 2008

He knows how to get himself out of trouble...

My children say some of the funniest things :)

Tonight, I asked my kids what they were going to get me for Christmas. Tim said, earrings and a necklace, Max said, Nothing and Sammy said, a robotic boyfriend. Where on earth he got that, I have no idea :)

But then tonight as Max was kissing me goodnight he said, "you're the prettiest mommy in the world."

Ok, he doesn't have to get me anything for christmas as long as he says things like that for a long, long time.