Monday, December 31, 2007

Happy 2008!!!


Okay, so I am a bit early. But it is not like I am going to be on here blogging at midnight or anything!! I am in denial that I have to return to school in 3 days!!! Where did the last 11 days go...oh yeah, shopping, wrapping, Christmas, cleaning up after the holiday, you name it. Anyway, I wish you all a happy 2008!! Be safe if you are going out tonight...

Sunday, December 30, 2007

I miss Trader Joes!!!!!


Today I was checking in with all my friends in blog-land and one of them posted about Trader Joes (specifically about Candy Cane Joe Joe's) . I know we don't have one in Greenville, but I got on-line to see how far away the closest Trader Joe's was..and there are TWO in Charlotte. Can you say ROAD TRIP....? I know, it sounds silly but TJ's has some of the BEST STUFF!!! Gotta go......

Thursday, December 27, 2007

House decorated for Christmas

Kris- this is for you (and anyone else who wants to see what the house looked like when I finally finished decorating--Christmas eve!!!)

Sunday, December 23, 2007

Gingerbread House Part II

Okay- here is the grand slideshow from our Gingerbread House making this afternoon. Let's just say if Charlie Brown made a Gingerbread House this is what it would look like!!! Right now, Mike and I have a running bet on when it will collapse onto itself. The cats even look at it strangely!!! Who cares..we had fun. And that is all that counts.

Hello....Extreme Makeover Gingerbread House Edition???


Okay, this has gotten way out of hand. About 4 years ago, I decided that Noah and I needed a Christmas tradition. So we decided our tradition would be making a gingerbread house together (pretty ambitious for a Mom and toddler, I know!). Mind you, we are not making the house from scratch...we buy a kit. And it is NOT as easy as it looks (or the directions say).
So every year around Thanksgiving, Noah starts asking when we are going to make our gingerbread house. Each year it gets later and later and closer and closer to Christmas. So the crafty vibe hit our house today (more about that later) so we decided, it was time to make the Gingerbread house. Now, those of you who know me well (even those of you who barely know me) know what that I am a) a control freak and b) a perfectionist. SO you can imagine the dilemma I face every year when Noah and I start this project. The Martha Stewart in me comes out and I want it to look worthy of display in Southern Living. The reality is a) it never looks like the one on the box, b) Noah has his own "vision" of what it should look like and c) I need to relax, have a latte and let the kid work his magic!! So I let go of my pre-conceived notions about what it should look like and we always have fun, even if it looks a little pathetic. And my hope is that Noah will remember how fun it was and that is worth more to me than having a perfect gingerbread house!!!
I will post more pics later.

Friday, December 21, 2007

The Funniest Blog I have EVER read!!!


I can't even remember whose blog I was reading when I found a link to this blog ...but it is absolutely hilarious. It is almost midnight and I am sitting in the office reading it and laughing my head off!!! You have to check it out!!!
Mommy Needs a Cocktail

Little Known Christmas Facts...


Okay, before you go thinking I am really clever..I have to admit that I lifted this from another blogger (I am a teacher after all, and we "borrow" stuff all the time)...It was too good not to post on my own blog, but at least I am honest enough not to take the credit. Enjoy!
PS- Krista- Have to show Kaitlyn, although it might give her ideas about rearranging your Nativity scene!

While the 3 Kings get most of the credit for bearing gifts and traverse afar, it was the 3 Princesses who did the packing, arranged for the camels, got the map (really King, you're going to rely on a star? What are your plans for the daytime?) and of course, shopped for the baby.

Another PS- Those of you who have children and Nativity scenes can relate....several years ago we bought the Little People Nativity,a long with the Little People Santa and Reindeer complete with sleigh, Christmas on Main Street, and the Tree Lighting..yada yada. Noah loves to interchange the pieces and you never know where the baby Jesus is going to appear...one minute he is sleeping peacefully in the manger, the next he is either riding in Santa's sleigh or perusing the bakery on Main Street!!

Sunday, December 9, 2007

Isn't he handsome????


Of course I am a bit biased...he was off with Nanny and PopPop to visit Santa and have his picture taken. He managed to convince them to buy him a bear at Build-A-Bear Workshop (seriously, this close to Christmas???) . NO, he is not spoiled!!! Not in the least!!!

Sunday, December 2, 2007

It's beginning to look alot like Christmas.....


...even when it is 65 degree here in SC!!! Yesterday we went downtown for the Poinsetta Christmas parade. It seemed like everyone in Greenville turned out for the parade. Lots of floats, marching bands, typical parade stuff. And of course Santa!!