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The Young kids have skills… (Thanksgiving Part 4)

Okay–so this marks my final catch up to our Thanksgiving craziness. AND it’s a PERFECT way to end my day today…WHICH I will spare you the details and just say it was ONE OF THOSE DAYS!!! [Do YOU ever have those??? Oh. My. Goodness!!! Okay–you have to know this part. I drove 1 hour and 15 minutes DOWN TOWN to ITY’s pulmnologist appointment in the FOG and RAIN. Traffic = Horrible. FINALLY got there 15 minutes late. Receptionist looks at me and says, “Ma’am–you supposed to be at our other office…” WHICH is 1 hour and 15 minutes away from there…BECAUSE it’s around the corner from MY HOUSE! And this part too…raced home for our post-adoption home study interview…had to check Laney and Parker out of school for it…and they were WILD. Seriously–WILD. Must be the weather. Decided to leave my house 1 hour early to go to my niece’s 12:30pm birthday next…and I had LOST my KEYS!!! Found them 1 hour and a ransacked house later…IN the birthday gift bag!!! Get to party–ITY has had a diaper explosion–which under normal conditions I have outfit backups…BUT not after I dumped out my diaper bag looking for my KEYS!!! I had to drop off party guests and go buy him an outfit! I wish I could say the day got better…but it progressively got crazier…but finally I’M HOME and tomorrow is a NEW DAY!!! (And speaking of NEW days…TOMORROW is Loo’s BIRTHDAY!!!) Okay…I HAD to share that although I said I wasn’t going to just so you know my life is NOT perfect and I have “crazy wish I could rewind or erase it” days too!!!

SO…what do we do after days like this??? Usually the SAME thing we do after crazy weeks like our Thanksgiving. We pick a fun family activity. And just enjoy each other. So this is Part 4 of our Thanksgiving break. Returning home, forgetting the absolute mess of a laundry pile and just unwinding!!!

Saturday night—we turned on some dance music and let the kids show off their skills!!! Honestly…it may look like pure craziness to everyone else…but I like to think encouraging them to perform builds their confidence:)

Frankie baby shows off his balloon juggling skills…

And he secretly is a performer…we can’t understand what he sings…but I’m sure it is uplifting…

When the “girl music” comes on, Laney shows us her dance skills…

Which some times involves being airborne…

P takes over for the fast music…

Which usually encourages the others to eventually join him AND some SERIOUS moves…

And all the while…Isaac thinks the entire performance is just AWESOME and wants to be sure daddy is totally seeing all of this!

THEN–we end with each person getting an encore performance while the rest of us pull up chairs to make it a little more serious:)

LAST BUT NOT LEAST…we ended Sunday night with Christmas tunes and more Christmas decorating…included sugar cookies by the kids!!! And after bath time and before pjs–this little baby was just too irrestible NOT to capture!!! Oh…I could just gobble him right up!

And these two made sugar cookies (gotta love the box kit from Trader Joes!!!)

How does Martha Stewart make those impossibly perfect sugar cookies by the way??? I bet her’s don’t taste good. Just sayin. I bet they don’t;). OURS, however, were 100% kid created and DELISH!

All the while the babies were challenging one another to a memory game…

I mean…seriously…that’s the way we roll people. Seriously–I think it’s funny that NEITHER baby can talk or knows what they are doing but they think playing this (or rather just hitting random buttons) is so hilarious!!! Do you ever sit back and just look at your little ones…and just think, “MAN…ONE DAY–I’m gonna miss this!!!” So…I guess I’ll take the hard days with the good–it really will all be worth it…and even treasured.

Hope you all have a great day…and a much better one that I had today!!!



Jenny - December 1, 2010 - 8:20 am

man oh man!!!! my head is spinning just from reading all of that! but it looks like so much fun too 🙂 LOVE that last picture… ITY looks like he’s doing some serious work w/his hand on the mouse and the other on the keyboard!

Joy - December 1, 2010 - 10:11 am

Oh my. I would have just cried on the spot arriving at the wrong location for an appointment under those circumstances. Just melted on the floor in a puddle. And the keys/outfit shopping…the greatest cruel irony. Hoping today and the days to come are kinder to you!

Kristin - December 1, 2010 - 10:52 am

From our CRAZY but BLESSED house to yours… PEACE and LOVE IT! Thanks for sharing those non-Hallmark moments!!

Deborah L. King - December 1, 2010 - 10:55 am

It may have started out as “one of those days” but I sure like the way your family “finishes” the day. Thanks for sharing.

Elle J - December 1, 2010 - 4:20 pm

I enjoy your “real” life. =) Love the dance photos – those are the best times that will continue to slip away all too fast. I am so glad that you are enjoying all the moments every time. Happy Day for tomorrow. =)

Megan - December 2, 2010 - 1:24 am

What crazy, wild, hilarious FUN!!! I hope I have a houseful like that some day! =)