Monday, November 20, 2017

Christmas Break 2016

Still backposting

When Christmas is over, the festivities don't stop.  We enjoy just spending time together, NOT homeschooling for a while, and we of course have 3 winter babies so birthday prep begins.

Iris and I are kind of obsessed with anything Korean, so she got some Korean facial masks in her stocking, she was a huge fan and took a bath with her swimming robot-octopus here, but I think the perfumes made her rethink trying it again.

Late night walks around and across the walking bridge with Sherry and Savanah!

Clyde built one of his Christmas gifts...

A hike at a local park near water, because we always love water, no matter the season!

lounging at the dog park

testing the seating at Sportsmans...

Lilly, Lucy and Meg working on becoming expert lock-picks.

All the littles entertaining Ben and building in the kitchen...

Taking a break from school is EXHAUSTING!!  And Daddies make good full length pillows!

Burning through a tv series with a pup in your arms...

My once-a-year-getting-my-hair-did, because what Mama has time for that kind of crazy??  And I got this 6'3 gentlemen who carries a huge scissor assortment on his hip and wears a scissor bracelet.  I thought Clyde wouldn't beleive me ... i mean this is a very macho male hair dresser.  Clyde was quite impressed and I was happy with my hair :)

And we discovered this virtual make-up app that we had a blast with.  This is literally all done with your phone, the make-up, the hair color, the eye color, the accessories, the original pics were very plain and we just had a field day!

 Then we found a lost husky, bathed him, made signs, hung signs, housed him overnight, and found his owner!!  (His hair remained for 6 more months!)

I was beating him at Star Wars monopoly!

I was Finn.  Here is Finn (aka- me) gloating over all the winning I did !

And what would be a segment of our lives without a breathing treatment?!

So, yeah, we made awesome use of our break!!

Miscellaneous aka-all the misfit pics

Still backposting 2016.

These will all be pics that didn't go with any of my other posts. :)

So, my uncle Ricky planned a picnic that got a shocking turn out!!  Here's my baby Lucy, only 6 months younger than my cousin, Brenna!

a group shot...

My marvelous Aunt Rita with her grands!

Took the kids to Booker T Washington and made them stand on the pier in the cold, cause I'm an awesome mom ;)

Getting in cuddles with my pup before he outgrown them (like now :(

 Iris rocking a panda mask...

Lu donning a Hufflepuff hat.  House pride!!

another late night walk with Sherry-berry!

The kids love to tuck in Falkor, and he LOVES being tucked in.

Clyde- morning hair

Clyde and Land thought if they switched clothes and tried to change heights we would get them mixed up.  Actually, sorta works.

Date night!

I took the Lucy and one of her besties, Meg, to a reallynice dress shope where they tried on holiday party dresses to their heart's content.  This is just a fraction of the fun!

Iris is super-jamming waiting for rehearsal to start!

Classic David.  Love it!

My handsome Falkor with his bow-tie.

Lu trying to show Iris how to do finger tricks... just thought it was a sweet image.  Lu looks so grown up here!

Christmas at Mom's 2016

Still Backposting

Some of these, I wish I had managed better lighting, but I'm not good at using my new software :(

But we had SO MUCH fun with Mom, Paul, Sherry and David at Christmas!

Nena and Iris with the Tangled puzzle Iris got Nena and Papa.

So we all got a kick out of this sign that Iris declared a PERFECT gift for Uncle David :D

Sherry opening pens from Lucy-the-Birthday-Girl!

Uncle David got a salt votive rock from Clyde.  I love documenting the stuff that the kids pick out. 

The most requested gift of the year from the girls!!!... training locks and lock pick sets!!  You know, just your average teen/preteen girl present.

Papa requested home-made from the kids, and Lu sketched and old pic of them together... I think he liked it.

Mom in her new coat :D

David with his new virtual reality set from his lovely wife, my awesome sister, Sherry.

 Sherry and Iris dancing with Iris in her new, very desired, flapper dress!

Clyde with his favorite candy at the time!  Which, I think, developed because it was MY favorite candy at the time.  Silly boy, always eating my candy.

Lu with some brushable markers, this girl never gets tired of art supplies!

 And who needs Christmas when you can just always pull out the tried and true melty-pegs?

Then we went out to let the dogs loose so they could play a bit.  Baby Falkor actually got the older, wiser Savanah to play a bit.

Papa and Clydie playing Clydie's new game...

Trying out the new lock-pick set...

Attempting the Tangled puzzle...

Miss flapper-dress herself, playing with Mr. Falkor.

Was a beautiful and fun Christmas!