Sunday, January 3, 2010

Christmas Eve

The last few years we've spent Christmas Eve with my mom and dad, which is always a lot of fun. After sorting the presents (nearly as fun as opening them) - and opening them, we ate a big breakfast for lunch. Then we headed out for a movie. And just FYI - Princess and the Frog is fantastic! Back to the house to play - new games, puzzles, lip gloss - and then a glorious dinner. A wonderful, tiring and relaxing day. Oh, and on the way home - Anneliese was asleep in 1/2 a Musketeer song.

Saturday, January 2, 2010

Christmas in Goldsboro

We start our Christmas the Saturday before Christmas when we travel down to Goldsboro to celebrate with my mom and dad's families. After braving the blizzard here in Winston, we finally made it down to the Strouds' where Rex the German Shepherd was the big hit. The girls went outside at least 15 different times to run up and down the fence with Rex chasing them the whole time. I'm not sure who was happiest to see us go - Rex or Blake, who got stuck going out in the cold with the girls nearly every time.

On Sunday we headed to Rick and Karen's for the Sutton Christmas. The girls had fun with (not so) Precious the cat, and I had fun eating some really good chicken pastry! and lots of other stuff. Kate got Corrine (the Three Musketeers Barbie) who has rarely left her side since. Oh! - and here's a treat for the whole family - Corrine came with a Three Musketeers music CD!! Now we can listen to Musketeers music ALL THE TIME. And since there are only 3 songs on the CD, we get to hear each one A LOT!!! I can now tell the girls how long it will take to get somewhere by how many Musketeers songs it will take. Did you know - it only takes 2 1/2 Musketeers songs to get to Target? Well, it does. Believe me, I know.

Friday, January 1, 2010

Happy 6 Birthday Kate!

Kate had very specific plans for her birthday this year, so she decided to make a list to make sure she didn't forget anything (that's my girl! - If you click on the pictures, it should take you to the larger version so that you can read her list. I know you're dying to know!). We compromised on the sleepover party and had a nighttime party with the girls from her class (+ Lydia!) instead. Some craft bracelets, cheese pizza, presents, cake, books, surprise Christmas carolers and dress-up games later everyone went home and we called it a smashing success!