Well, this is it for the year, the last day of 2012. So much has happened in the last week that I’m exhausted just thinking about it. But it’s been fun! I just wish we had more than two more days until we have to get back into the school routine.
When I began the year with Project 365(366), I really wasn’t sure I could go all year without missing a day. Now, looking back, there were very few days that I only had one picture to choose from! I think that’s something to be proud of…right?
We came home from the Great Wolf Lodge on Sunday, and I spent the rest of the day wrapping presents and packing for another trip after Christmas day.
This was after we had loaded everything in the car, getting ready to leave the hotel and Erv decided to fill his pants. Hilarious, right?
Christmas Eve, we continued our tradition of the candlelight service at church, once again in pajamas. It was late, and this was the best picture I could get.
Christmas morning. We spent it at home, as is the “rule”. The kids whipped through the wrapping paper in record time (Essie only looks upset….she wasn’t feeling the picture taking, I guess).
We spent the night in a MO hotel to celebrate Christmas with my family (just for fun, and something different). The hot tub was broken, but they made up for it by heating the pool to bath tub temperatures.
And then, once again, Erv refused to go to sleep until Julia suggested I hide from him. I don’t know why I never thought of it before, but it worked wonders and he was asleep a few minutes later. Of course, it didn’t happen the rest of the week, as there were too many people around and no other place to put him.
We left the hotel and made our way down to Nana and Papa’s house. I realize Ivy’s eyes are closed, but Erv just climbed up and sat between them, then climbed back down just as quickly.
Christmas at Nana and Papa’s house. Nana made a delicious gluten free dinner for everyone, and lots of GF treats. We also got to see a lot of AR family that we haven’t seen in a while, which was great.
We left AR after lunch and a play place to burn off some energy, and spent the afternoon in the car.
Home again, with a Christmas hangover.
And trying out the newest Christmas presents, like fancy cowboy boots and Legos.
I promised the kids that we could all have a slumber party in the living room for New Years’ Eve, and I’m afraid they’re going to hold me to it. We’ll have to have some special finger foods or something….sparkling grape juice? I’m not really prepared for that, but maybe one of us can find a store that’s open.
This is Erv by the light of the Christmas tree, which will be coming down very, very soon. It’s been up since Thanksgiving Day, and I’m ready to have my living room back. It’s the holiday claustrophobia, you know?
I hope everyone has a great New Year’s Eve!