Monday, January 18, 2010

Robbie Turned Four!

It's really hard to believe that my first born has turned four!! Rob was out of town on Robbie's actual birth day so we celebrated on Sunday night before with pizza and presents. And then we played his birthday games for two hours and I have to say that Shoots and Ladders is the most stupid game in the world. Seriously. Don't buy it, it's lame.

We've decided not to have "big" parties for the kids every year. So this was Robbie's off year so we invited a few friends over for lunch on his birthday day. The kids had so much fun playing. Robbie had requested a dragon cake....not just once. He had asked for a dragon cake for months and months. So what do you do? Say--no? Sorry that's your one request but you're getting white cupcakes with plain frosting? NO No. Not here, no way. Because I'm a cheapie I googled a cake and made my own which was somewhat of a time trap and nightmarish, but it turned out in the end and he thought it was cool which made it all worthwhile.

He was SOOO thrilled to get a card with money from Mona Boo AND a box from Grammy IN THE MAIL, JUST for him on his birthday. I took him to Toys R Us and let him pick a new Transformer with the check from Grammy and then I bought him several new t-shirts for summer, which he didn't realize was with his birthday money from Grammy but--hey, his math isn't that advanced yet. With Mona and Papa Boo's money we got him a new bike. If you actually follow my blog you'll know that he got a bike for Christmas too. But with my frugal-planning ahead personality I think I planned a little too far ahead and the poor guy couldn't even ride the thing without crying. SO Thanks to the Boo's we took Robbie to Wal-Mart last night and let him pick a bike that is his size. He has ridden it all day and going to bed tonight he was asking if he could ride it in the morning. So, thanks for the generous birthday money!!! He loves it. We're keeping the bigger bike for later so he should be set in the bike department for quite a while.

Friday, January 8, 2010

Christmas Morning at Home

Here are a few pics of our Christmas here--Christmas morning at home with the kiddos. They had fun!

Monday, January 4, 2010

New Years Reso--what?

I refuse to make a list of my New Year's Resolutions this year. It's insulting. I just can't get it right. Thankfully I know a God who meets me where I am and gives me a gazillion second chances. So I am not going to write down my ideas to work out, eat healthy, and read my Bible every day. I'm more of a Monday Resolutions kind of gal. Almost every Monday actually. I do really well Monday-Wednesday....then I start to slide into the weekend (AKA slide face-first into the Culver's drive-through). Then I repent of my calorie sins on Sunday and vow to do better Monday. Repeat. So instead of making a list on paper, I will continue with my mental lists of Monday Resolutions. It seems to not be working for me but whatever. My pants are kind-of fitting after Christmas.