Seems like ages since I wrote a post about what we have been up to. So here goes. This is December, pretty much up till Christmas.
An elf arrived again on December the first. This one was called Barry. He didn't get into too much mischief. My head was not in it this year. Paul ended up doing most of it...lol
We splurged a little during Black Friday sales. Paul wanted to get triple screens for his iracing. He did make the stand for them himself, and they work really well for his game.
We went Christmas tree shopping the first weekend. We ended up getting a tree from Lowes, just for convenience. We also purchased some new out door lights. We are gonna need a whole lot of adapters on our return to the UK......
The boys had fun playing with Isaacs birthday presents. Not sure if it is a good or bad thing having a birthday a month before Christmas. At least they have things to keep them occupied.... Isaac got a volcano kit, which they enjoyed putting together and exploding.
We spent a chunk of time this month sorting out the craft area. The unit nearest the window is from ikea. The other 2 units we picked up at online auctions. Paid about $15 for them both. We sanded them and painted them. Think I did a pretty good job at matching the colors! There is still scope for improvement on that area, but out craft room is ever evolving, and where I spend a lot of my time at the moment!!!
Barry did get up to some mischief. Paul had to go on a drive event to Talladega during the boys last week of school. Made for an entertaining time for me......
Seb had his school performance while daddy was away. I had to take the other 2 with me, they were really good! His class did an awesome job. They sang about 6 Christmas songs, and said a poem or 2. Sebastian even had his own line, 'T is for toys'. He did so well. I was very proud. His speech has come on dramatically this year. His brothers were also very pleased!
The joy of having all this crafting equipment is the ability to make personalized gifts for the teachers. These are mini martini glasses with the teachers names and year on the under side, then filled with candy, and wrapped in cellophane. The glasses we picked up at one of the online auctions we have done. I think they liked them.
Isaac had his holiday program on the Thursday morning while paul was away. I literally had to do all the school runs, then dash straight back to Isaacs school. I got there with minutes to spare. He did really well, he sang and everything. I am proud of how he did in his performance. We are still having behavior issues, but we are constantly working on it.
|Isaac is standing at the front in white|
Oliver's end of year service began 15 minutes after Isaacs holiday program. So I was late. Not the latest, and I even managed to park just outside school. Oliver had neglected to mention that he was playing the xylophone......he did good. There are no pictures of this, as they do not allow photos to be taken during services in the chapel. After his service, he was finished for the year! We went to Costco, and did the big Christmas shop. This was followed by pizza and a hot dog.
The boys will have been off for 2 weeks. Monday before Christmas we went to Gravitopia. Paul had never been before, and he throroughly enjoyed himself. He moaned about his aches and pains for days after....
And then it was pretty much Christmas......