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After two really hard nights Bella has finally realized that we sleep at night and play during the day. The potty training is coming along but it is extremely tiresome and I am sure it is not going to get better anytime soon. At least we have finally had some nicer weather for our potty outings.
65 degrees and all the snow has melted! It is sure to be short lived just to make life difficult. I can't wait to go out for a potty break in the middle of the night in a foot of snow.
After a few hours of sleep (entertaining a puppy all night is exhausting!) we woke up to Liv's phone alarm at 5 am. Yes, she is definitely a girl after my own heart. I am just as excited as the kids for Christmas so I don't mind.
Santa came through with a laptop for Lex.
And Liv was tickled pink to see the big guy brought her a polar express train.
But I think the favorite present might still be the puppy. Baby is not sure she likes the new member of the family but we keep trying to tell her that puppies don't build character, they reveal it!
I am officially taking birding to the next level. Nate hooked me up with some binoculars and a book of Pennsylvania birds! I am now in stalking mode.
You all spoiled the girls rotten. Here is Liv doing her impression of Santa with the bag of goods Jo, Denise and Steph sent, we have been munching on the english toffee and peanut brittle all day, YUM! They made a haul on the cash thanks to Jen, Grandpa and Grandma Barnes, Grandpa Arlyn and Grandma Joyce, and Grandma Joann and Grandpa Dick!!!! Lexi is already wanting to go shopping and Liv is thinking she needs some train accessories.
We are looking forward to playing Taluva a little later, I am planning on blowing the island sky high with mass amounts of volcanoes. Nate thought the Indian on the cover was a little risque, Jen! And FYI this does not count as a bahamavention!!
Grandma Sheryl and Rick did a fabulous job picking out some darling clothes for the girls and of course that gift certificate for some "sweet chicken".
And after all the junk we have eaten today we will be excited to use our new toothbrushes, thanks mom and Rick!!
We are hoping you all had a wonderful Christmas and especially wishing Denise a speedy recovery! Love you and miss you all terribly.
We just climbed over the one foot mark and still snowing! It finally all melted a couple of days ago and most peoples yards were full of standing water, it was so mucky and wet. Then last night it started up again. The girls had a two hour delay for school this morning and it looks like with the continued snow all day that buses will be about a half hour late getting home. What a mess and I have not seen one plow all day!!!
I think this is the first year in my life that I really don't care if it is a white Christmas, I have had my fill of it already!
It was a lovely concert, and it was very nice to see her all dressed up - not in sweatpants! Which we have had to ban her from wearing to school and other functions or all of those beautiful clothes she has begged us to buy from Ambercrombie or Holister would never get worn.
And then we just kept on eating, yum! I am tooting my own horn here but this may have been the best meal I have ever made or eaten in my life, it is the first year I did not have a list of things I wanted to change for next year, I may have to retire my cooking mitts!
Liv got crazy chugging some grapple cider.
This pretty little face was not happy to get her picture taken but I did it anyways!
Now it's all over, our bellies are still so full we can hardly walk and I may just roll myself to bed to sleep it off! Tonight I will dream about working my Mii out tomorrow to minimize the damage!
If this doesn't make you laugh, I don't know what will. Baby got new boots, now normally I say that she loves this stuff (she really does like her pj's and coats), but she really hates these boots so far (and, I now admit, her cheetah snood). I told her if she wants to go outside she must dress for the weather!! And, like my children, she is not listening to me!