Monday, December 22, 2008

Whirlwind Weekend

Our weekend (the busy-ness anyway) started on Thursday night when we had our Staff Christmas Party. We ate a load of fabulous food. It was a lot of fun and since it was our first one with this church, K and I were introduced to the gift exchange.....which was the "dirty santa game" with gag gifts.....These gag gifts were things that people were just tired of having at their houses.....someone got a bicycle seat. And while there wasn't anything I wanted to fight over myself -- I was reminded that of that old saying "One man's trash is another man's treasure." There was scuffling over a Christmas train and (of all things) a cow skull.....yes like this.

Go figure......

On Friday, we attended the ribbon cutting for the "Kindergarten building" at our girls school. M's class will move into their brand new classroom after Christmas. It was really neat to see the Kindergartners excitement over the new building. They stood in the front during the ribbon cutting and then got to enter their new classroom's before anyone else. When K and I arrived at room 103, M was so excited to show us her new classroom. And ya'll it is huge! What an awesome building! I wish I had some pictures to show you but remember, my camera broke....

Friday evening we stayed home because we had so much going on. We all went to bed early because we had incredibly grumpy kids from being up so late on Thursday night. Or at least I thought I was going to bed early.....B didn't sleep well so we were up a lot.....

Saturday morning brought cantata practice and then we did Christmas with K's mom. It was so much fun! We went out for lunch and then came back and did the gift exchange. The girls got these

Can I tell you that they were so excited?!!? And my girls didn't even know what these were before they opened them. My sweet MIL did a major search for these, too. She and her dear friend, Diana, searched all over the Piedmont of NC (I'd say) to find a doll with hair to match each girl and whose birthday was in the same month as each of my girls. They succeeded -- however, my MIL said she returned three different dolls in the process. So, I thank her for being so diligent to get these for our girls. They love them! Each of them took the 'adoption' of their dolls very seriously and said the "oath" and signed the papers. It was so sweet.

On Saturday evening we had a choir Christmas party to attend. It was lovely. And again, we ate lots of fabulous food. And since my girls were there, there was an impromptu sing along of their fav. Christmas songs.....

We came home and got ready for bed. I was downstairs pressing dresses when I heard this, "Mommy, I feel like I'm going to throw up." I was in the middle of saying "Go to the bathroom" when she did throw up -- all over the stairs and herself. Nice way to end the evening....

Since M was sick, she and I stayed home from the Cantata yesterday. I really wanted to go to hear the music but also because B was to play the part of the baby in the Nativity scene. I'm told he was placed in the manger where he fell asleep to Mary's solo --which was a lullaby for Jesus..... He had to do it again for the evening service. This time he didn't sleep but kicked and played the whole time. I'm hoping someone got a video of it all.....

I'm just glad that he didn't scream.

That brings us to today....yes, laundry day at my house.

Ya'll have a great Monday. I'm hoping for laundry to get done, a little rest, groceries to be bought, and no more throwing up from anyone!

And did I mention that while I am loving all the wonderful food of this season that I am not liking that I'm probably going to gain 10 lbs from it all.....Here is hoping Santa leaves this for me!


Sherry said...

Woo! I'm tired for you :) The Christmas whirlwind can get nuts can't it?

Wishing you a very Merry -- and Peaceful Christmas.

Deidre said...

Oh my - I do hope Santa brings you a Wii. You know how much I love it. I don't have Wii Fit yet, so I can't really vouch for that ;)

Those dolls are so cute! How neat that all of them match your girls and include their birthday months. They'll never forget that.

I'm holding my breath and praying my girls do not catch the stomach bug going around at church. O already has a terrible cough (which I can handle a lot better than a stomach virus :)

Merry Christmas, Mindy!

Kris Moore said...

1) Happy birthday!

2) It felt weird not being at the staff party, but hope you had fun!

3) Your girls didn't know what cabbage patch kids were?

4) If I can EVER get my son to fall asleep to a lulliby, you can be sure that the whole world will hear about it. I witnessed the 1st show and marveled at how perfect baby Jesus was. :)