It’s time for a Christmas update from our side of the blogging world. It was an exciting week. Go ahead. Dive in.
Okay so it seems like forever since I updated here so lets go. I had so much fun with my friends and made two new friends last Friday at Margarita night. We drank and attempted to play Texas Hold’em. Unfortunately though we got sidetracked and forgot about cards. LOL I managed to down 3 margaritas, and watched as my best friend seemed to at any moment be kissing another girl there. Which by the way was freakin hilarious!!!!! We had fun though and it was nice to act like a grown up. No kids, no husband, no worries. Even if it were only for a few hours.
Saturday brought about going to my dad’s to exchange gifts there and eat pizza. I know not a traditional Christmas dinner. But as you’ll soon learn there would be no Turkey and Dressing for me. We had fun there and watched as the babies played. I got to see my niece whom I haven’t seen since she was born a month ago. Which is a shame since we only live 30 minutes from one another. Busy lives with kids. She has grown so much and I am hoping I got at least one pic of her. I don’t think I did though.
Sunday was just relaxing here. Cleaning a bit. Nothing big. Until Colton decides to spend the night screaming at the top of his lungs, trying to pull his hair out, and being one big pile of hurt baby. Which meant no sleep. The poor thing was awful, so I broke down at 2:00 a.m. and took him to the ER. After funky fluorescent eye drops, pee packs, and strep tests they come in at 4 a.m and let me know that he has strep, an ear infection, and no reason for his eye to be watering like mad. 4 days of antibiotics later and he is still barely eating, his ear is funkdified, and I am going crazy. Now Connor is getting it. HELP!!!!!
Monday…oh man. Well, we wanted to get the girls new bikes for Christmas this year, but with no place to store them…I had to wait till Monday to get them. I first went to Walmart which that morning had been overflowing with girls bikes, but come 4 in the evening it was bone dry. I guess everyone else had the same idea. So, I then proceed to try and make it to Dothan before all the stores closed there. On the way I figured I would save myself some time and call the stores and find out who had what. Walmart there was out of one size but had plenty of the other. Toys R Us had them all, and Kmart had the size Walmart didn’t. So on to Toys R Us I went. Got bikes (managed to get my multiples discount even though they said they don’t have one) and headed to dad’s to get what we had hid there in the storage shed. I finally get home, get the kids in bed, and start putting toys out. When low and behold I realize…I have no tape! LMAO. So Santa saved me some clean up and didn’t wrap any gifts. Crazy huh. I manage to get in bed around 3. When Colt wakes up and is unconsolable. I end up sleeping on the couch with him and getting about 3 hours of sleep. I was dead on my feet.
Christmas… The kids got up at 6:30 and were ready to open gifts. Well the girls got up and were quickly informed, no opening gifts till Braden is awake. Their solution…go wake everyone else up. They picked Braden up off the bed and carried his sleeping booty to the living room and woke him up. It was quite a site. They were excited about their gifts and love their bikes. Unfortunately since I was in charge of dispersing gifts no pics were taken. I asked Donnie to but alas he didn’t. So another Christmas UGH. I then ran around like a chicken with its head cut off trying to find a store open to buy cocktail sauce, sour cream, and vanilla for various things I was cooking to take to my Nanas. Then off to Nana’s for BBQ sammies, meatballs, taco salad, and some kind of dip. I brought a cheesecake, tangy meatballs, and a cheese dip. All of which I am happy to report went into someones stomach. Another no turkey dinner. Originally we were going to Nana’s on Monday, but my uncle changed the plans to better accomodate his family. So I had planned on cooking dinner for us on Tuesday. Never happened.
Wednesday…We got a surprise package delivered from Donnie’s family. Yeah they sent my 11 month old twins who are barely in a 12 month good size 24 month summer outfits. My two year old who wears a 24 month pants and 3T top they sent a size 4T tank top outfit. My 5 year old who is just getting in a 6 good they sent a size 8 summer dress. And last but not least they sent my 7 year old a size 10 dress…you guessed it…for summer. WTF?! I know it’s the thought that counts, but really. The woman just saw the kids a few days before that and she was told what size they are all wearing cuz she asked. And she still goes and buys that?! UGH And to top it off she got the 7, 5, and one of the 11 month olds an empty plastic gumball machine. No gum nothing. Just the little machine. And got the 7 year old a watch. Nothing extra for the 5 year old. Oh I almost forgot…she got them porcelein dolls. While I love the dolls…I honestly have no place to put them, so in all likely hood…they’ll end up broken by Braden. And the icing on the cake…they got me a cheap toaster (no big..I needed one), and a little crock pot, and bath stuff, but nothing for her own son. So I fudged and told Donnie that they just got us the toaster and the crock pot together. I told him I bought the bath stuff a couple of weeks ago. Hey…I know, but he had a really tough time with the fact that his mom remembered everyone else’s birthday except his so I knew this would hurt if I told him. I’ll share the toaster.
Today…Well the boys had physicals since they will be starting daycare soon. Even with Colt not eating much he still gained 7 ounces! He is now 22lbs 9ozs, and still 28 inches long. And Connor is 22lbs 12ozs, and 28.5 inches long. He gained .5 inches and 13 ozs in just 2 weeks!
Now Tomorrow I have two walk-thru/meetings with a couple of daycares and then the appointment for the daycare referral. And I have started planning the boys first birthday party. Gotta stop there. The tears are starting, and that is for a whole different post…which believe me is coming soon! Just a mere week and they’ll be one!!!! No pics tonight due to the fact that the pics are still uploading, but there will be pics posted tomorrow from everything covered here.