December 27, 2008

What a Christmas!

We really had a wonderful Christmas this year. It was pretty low key and nice and quite for the most part. Although poor Lily started running a temp on Tues and was sick for all of Christmas. I took her to the Doc yesterday to find out that she has an ear infection. Now that she has some medicine she is doing better. Here is a quick rundown of our Christmas festivities for ya. On Christmas Eve we had a yummy dinner, decorated sugar cookies for Santa and opened our new pj's. Eric was ready to open more presents after that! We got Eric and Lily off to bed then broke out the ol' wrapping paper. Once we had everything wrapped and under the tree, Skip and I watched a movie then went off to bed.

Daddy helped Eric put the frosting on the cookies before he decorated a few masterpieces of his own.

All of Eric's cookies had the decorations in a pile! He loves making Cookies

Lily was the taste tester for us.

Christmas morning Eric came into our room at 6:30am but since I had just gotten Lily to fall back asleep at 5am we made him get into our bed and go back to sleep until Lily woke up at 7. I went out and got Lily and brought her back into our room then told Eric to wait till I called him out- so that I could work the video camera. Well Lily got upset because I left the room without her and then Eric was so excited when I said he could come out that he ran Lily over. Eric got upset and ran into his room crying. Needless to say we took a take 2! Once we got the kids calmed down we went to check out presents.
Eric scored with a bunch of Rescue Hero's and Lily got a doll bed and some dolls
Eric was super excited about opening presents and went through them pretty fast- he even intercepted some of Skip's presents and started to open them!

Lily's favorite present was the purse Skip got her. She started putting things in it right away and has been caring it around the house ever since!

Hopefully next year we will get a White Christmas!

December 21, 2008

Let It Snow!

Eric and Lily got to play in some "snow" the other day in the form a packing peanuts, sent by Aunt Shawna and Uncle Glenn. It was so funny to watch Eric and Lily run around in the snow as Eric called it. It was great! It kept them busy for a whole hour! Thank you Aunt Shawna and Uncle Glenn for the box of snow!

December 19, 2008

I made It!

So for the past month and a half or so, I have joined 2 of my friends at 6am, 3 days a week, to do a little running. Running as a way of exercise all makes me think of High School volleyball where my coach would follow us in her car yelling at us to run faster! I am not a very good long distance runner so needless to say I've never been able to keep up with Dixie and Laura the whole time. I always run for as far and long as I can and then I walk until they come back and then I run with them for as long as I can again. Well yesterday I made it! I was able to run the full 3 miles! Now that I feel like an official runner I better go out and get a real runners outfit!

December 17, 2008

Oh Little town of Bethlehem

Last night we went to Bethleham Revisited. One of the local Methodist Churches has a live renactment of Bethleham. We stood in line for at least 45 minutes before we got to go inside. The whole time we were in line roman Soilders were walking back and forth hurassing people. Once we were allowed inside the city gates the "Tax collector" talked to us and told us the oldest male member of the family had to sign the census. After that we walked into the outside of the temple were on of the Temple Priests talked to us. After that section we went into the Bethlehem marketplace. They had all kinds of shops set up selling things that would've been sold at Christ's time. There were live animals, fresh baked bread, a real olive press, candles, perfume, jewelry, tents, etc. They had a little home that you could look into through the window to see how they lived. One room for a whole family! After the market place we went to see the inn keeper who told us that his inn was so full he had to turn away a woman that was great with child. We then went around a corner and there they had a stable, complete with animals and a little family. The baby looked to only be a month old. There were angels standing in the background and a huge star above the manger. Needless to say it was beautiful. It brought tears to my eyes to see that little family sitting there surrounded by donkeys and sheep. Seeing it really makes it hit home that our Savior was born in such humble surroundings. That the King of Kings was born in a stable. It was a wonderful experience and it truly brought the true spirit of Christmas. It's to often that the true meaning of Christmas is forgotten in the hustle and bustle of shopping. I know I'm going to take a little more time to make sure Eric and Lily understand why we have Christmas.

December 12, 2008

Christmas Questions

1. Wrapping paper or gift bags? Wrapping paper for sure- bags are to easy to peek into!
2. Real tree or Artificial? Real for sure! Have the fun is finding the perfect tree!
3. When do you take the tree down? When the needles start falling off and getting all over...
4.What is your favorite family tradation? PJ's on Christmas Eve! That and starting this year making Gingerbread houses with my kids.
5. Do you like eggnog? Yes...LOVE IT!
6. Favorite gift received as a child? I'm giong to have to say my Cabbage Patch doll.
7. Hardest person to buy for? People that reply "oh I don't know or you don't have to get me anything" when asked what they would like
8. Easiest person to buy for? Right now- Eric and Lily...they're to young to tell me if they don't like something and don't have a huge list of what they want!
9. Do you have a nativity scene? Yes, it's totally kid friendly and even has a palm tree, a true Florida Nativity scene.
10. Mail or email Christmas cards? Mail. But I have been really lame in the Christmas Card department the past couple years. I need to get on the ball!
11. Worst Christmas gift you ever received? If I have gotten one- it was bad enough that I have blocked it from my memory.
12. Favorite Christmas Movie? Home Alone 1 & 2 and the The Santa Clause movies
13. When do you start shopping? I like to make alot of the presents so I start after Halloween. I try to be done by Thanksgiving (or the day after Thanksgiving depending on the deals!) so that I don't have to join the masses at the mall.
14. Have you ever recycled a Christmas present? Like I'm going to admit to that...
15. Favorite thing to eat at Christmas? Peppermint Ice Cream-don't even try to get me to share any.
16. Lights on the tree? Of Course!
17. Favorite Christmas song? Away in a Manger and this year it's going to have to be Jingle Bells sung by Eric
18. Travel at Christmas or stay home? Travel... specially when it's still stinkin' hot and doesn't feel like Christmas at all!
19. Can you name all of Santa's reindeer's? Dasher, Dancer, Prancer, Vixen, Comet, Cupid, Donder, Blitzen, and good ol' Rudolph!
20. Angel on the tree top or a star? Star but right now I don't have a tree topper...I have yet to find one I really love.
21. Open the presents Christmas Eve or morning? PJ's on Christmas Eve, everything else on Christmas morning.
22. Most annoying thing about this time of the year? Stupid Post Office!
23. Favorite ornament theme or color? Right now our tree is red and white-peppermintish- super cute if you ask me
24. Favorite for Christmas dinner? Pie and candied sweet potatos- well pretty much all of it- bring on the feast!
25. What do you want for Christmas this year? I would love to spend a whole day with just my Hubby- kid free- just the 2 of us all day!

December 11, 2008

ummm that's good...

So yesterday Eric and I made Gingerbread cookies and while I was rolling out the dough he was helping himself to what was left in the bowl. After a few minutes he said "hey Mom, that's good dirt! It's yummy!" The "good dirt" left quite the impression on him- he told Skip about it as soon as he got home from work. I just hope he doesn't decide to try eating real dirt thinking that it's going to be yummy!

December 3, 2008

Gingerbread House!

I have decided to make it a tradition to make Gingerbread houses every Christmas with the kids. So yesterday as soon as Lily (she will get to participate next year) went down for her afternoon nap, Eric and I got busy decorating our house. He was really funny about what I was allowed to do. I could put the icing on the roof but he didn't want me to help put the candy on. Itwas alot of fun and Eric did a great job covering the roof with candy.

Fair Time

So we took the kids to the Broward County Fair this past weekend. We thought it was going to be an all afternoon event...but it was pretty small so we were only there for about 2 hours. We did get to pet and feed some cows and sheep. Lily was having fun patting the cows on the back- Eric would hold the food out for the cows but as soon as their tongue came out to get the food Eric would drop it!

There were a few fun rides to go on. Skip was nice enough to ride in the little helicopter with Eric and Lily. I got to take Eric on the Dizzy Dragon- it's the same thing as the teacups at Disney where you spin the wheel in the center. Eric and I were spinning and he said oooooooooohhh Mom and put a hand over his mouth like he was going to be sick or something! You better believe I stoped the spinning as fast as I could! It was a really fun day!

November 26, 2008

What a Turkey

Eric made the coolest Turkey hat I have ever seen at Preschool yesterday. It even had tail-feathers! I love it when I pick Eric up from Preschool- he is always so excited to see me and I always get a huge hug- like it's been forever since he last saw me instead of a few hours. He is an awesome kid!

Sooooooooooooo Tired

I can always tell when the kiddo's aren't feeling well when I find them sound asleep in odd places. The other day I was in my room getting ready- 10 minutes later when I came out Eric was sitting on the sofa and I asked him where Lily was. he put his finger to his lips and said "shhhhh Lily is sleeping" and pointed down. I walked over to find Lily sound asleep in the floor with a whole collection of binkys (one in her mouth and 2 on the floor!)

November 16, 2008

Happy Happy Birthday Lily Dear!

I can't believe a year has flown by already since Lily made her grand entrance into this world! It has gone by so fast! Here are a few shots of Lily opening her presents with the help of Eric and Daddy. She got a panio, color crayons and a huge coloring book. The panio (that Eric picked out) was a hit and Lily spent most of the day dancing.

Of course there was cake! At first Lily was very lady like and would only stick one tiny finger in the frosting, lick it off and then stick her finger back in the frosting...but with a little help from Eric and Daddy Lily got a hang of digging in. (I'm not sure if you can tell- but her hair is long enough for 2 little pigtails!!)

Here is Lily in her fancy birthday dress. I'm totally copying Kim and plan on making/buying Lily a fancy birthday dress every year! And i have to tell you- it is sooooooo fun having a little girl to dress up!


November 13, 2008

Time to play!

The mall just opened a new kids playing area so the kids and I went to check it out. when I told them we were going to go play they stood by the door waiting for me (I can't say they were being patience- Eric kept saying comeon Mom!)

Once we got there both of them took off! Lily has recently learned about how fun slides are so she hung out by the slide for a least untill Eric taught her how to crawl through a tunnel.

Eric had a blast running around and being crazy!

And after a while Lily decided she was too cool for the other kids and it was time for a snack.

Craft Fair

So like I said I recently had a booth at my very first craft fair. Here is a picture of my set up. I had skirts, baby bath aprons, burp cloths, diaper clutchs, receiving blankets, headbands, flower clips, quilts, rice heating pads, I spy bags, toddler belts, chocolate covered popcorn, and marge's yummy popcornballs for sale. It was only one day so that was a great way to "get my feet wet" in the craft fair world. For the most part I was pretty successfull and was able to make enough to cover my costs. Most importantly I was able to get my name out there. Big suprise was the fact that no-one wanted chocolate covered popcorn! Seriously what is wrong with these people!

We've made it to Blogging Land!

Well I guess the time has come for the Sunny Side Adams to join the rest of the world in the land of blogging! Hopefully this will make it much easier to keep family and friends up to date on what's new with us. I'm not to sure how often I will get to update but I will do my best! Right now I've only a spare moment while Lily naps and Eric keeps himself occupied yelling at people walking by outside...(don't worry he's not cat-calling or anything- he's just saying Hi)

Not a whole lot has been giong on- but it's been enough to keep me busy! I did my first craft fair on Nov 1st and had a great time. eric has been doing great in Pre-school. Lily has been growing way to fast (turning a year old tomorrow!!!) and Skip has been plugging away at school (only 2 classes left-Yeah!) and working very hard. All in all we are doing great here in Sunny Florida!