Tuesday, November 30, 2010

Sunday, November 28, 2010

Thanksgiving 2010

We had a great Thanksgiving! I didn't take one single picture, which is a big time bummer. The night before Thanksgiving we saw Elmo Live in Dubuque and had a great time! Both the kids were mesmerized and very well behaved. I did take some pictures of Elmo Live but they are on my mom's camera, so I don't actually have them right here right now to show you...

On Thanksgiving Day we went to Burger's Dad's house and celebrated. Good food, good company... That's kind of what this holiday is about, right? Then I stood out in line with my bff Megan at Toys'r'Us for 3.5 hours to get some good deals. Then rushed around town all night to all the different stores until I finally was done and went home at 9 AM. Exhausting but really fun! Saturday night my family came over to our house and ate dinner and visited for a while. My mom cooked and I cleaned up he house to get ready for company. Today we are just relaxing around the house. Burger worked Saturday and Sunday on first shift. Monday he goes back to second shift, which actually sounds kind of nice right now.

Tuesday, November 23, 2010

Fun with Dogs

This is what we do in our spare time. Our dogs are very relaxing little creatures. So happy we have them!
Getting ready for Thanksgiving. I ordered a french silk pie from Perkins to take to Burger's Dad's. Yum! Burger is planning on making a pumpkin pie. We are also going to make chocolate covered pretzels and Ritz crackers with peanut butter. I love holiday food!
Tomorrow we are going to see Elmo in Dubuque. I wish it was Dora instead, but I don't get to choose these things. And the kids really love Elmo, too. We took Jacob to Elmo when he had just turned two and he loved it! I was hoping to see something different, but Emrick will love it just as much as Jacob did when he was her age!

Monday, November 15, 2010

Painting, and things...

Today, Burger is sick with a stomach bug. Poor guy, the day before his birthday. I worked on cleaning the house, then Emrick went and undid everything I had done. I bought some water paints and Cars pictures from the Dollar Tree and painted with the kids. Tomorrow Peter goes to the vet, and hopefully Burger feels better. And hopefully I don't catch it...

Saturday, November 13, 2010

The second picture is of Jacob, ready for pajama day at school last week. The rest of the pictures are from Thursday night when I decided to jump the gun and put the Christmas tree up. It all started out so innocently. I was talking to Megan about Christmas and trees and what not then when I went to Target, they had Christmas tree decorations in the dollar bins. So I bought them. And Jacob was really excited and wanted to do it RIGHT NOW. Burger was insanely irritated. Because he's the least fun person ever. And when Jacob called Grandma and was excited to tell her, she didn't believe him. Because I don't decorate, and I generally dislike Christmas. But there it is, however many weeks early. A fully decorated, lit up Christmas tree in my living room.
In other news, Burger goes back to second shift next week for an unknown amount of time. Both the kids were sick last week. At the same time. Peter is doing really well but still pees in the house occasionally. He goes to the vet on Tuesday (Burger's 26th Birthday!) to get shots and be neutered. I am planning on ordering the Harry Potter boxed set for myself from Jacob's book order. I have never read any of the books or seen any of the movies, but think I might like them. I have been doing some Christmas shopping, hoping to stay ahead of the game this year. I have added three extra little girls onto my list this year, super fun!

Monday, November 1, 2010

Halloween, kind of...

Emrick was a butterfly princess thing and Jacob wore the skeleton costume to school but a pirate costume to trick or treating.
1.) In the first picture, Emrick is eating toast.
2.) She got her black eye in her bed, randomly. I could hear her rustling around in the middle of the night and decided she was fine. Then she started crying hysterically. I rushed in to rescue her but she already had that nasty black eye. She's had it for well over a week.
3.) The 'i' button is really hard to push on my keyboard. I have to really strike it to get the letter to show.
4.) Tomorrow is pajama day at Jacob's school. We are going to the store because he usually sleeps in a t-shirt and ratty old sweat pants. I think it's time for a nice pair of cute boy jammies!
5.) Burger is home from work today. Something about their badges not working. It's nice to have him here!