*NOTE* BLOGGER IS DRIVING ME MAD WITH THE SPACING ISSUES! I put the correct double space in between all of my paragraphs. And when I publish it, they get altered to more or none. I HATE it. Done ranting. But forgive the spacing issues!
Thank you to those of you who voted on Alli's hair color. She has agreed to not re-dye it black (as was her plan) and we will work on getting it to grow faster and do something to get rid of the black at some point.
There have been several events that I should have written about, but it has been a busy few weeks. I have quite a few pictures to share as well. Maybe in another post. Here are a few of the events, and not particularly in the order in which they happened!
Jeff and I went on a "date" - and Conor got to go with us for 1/2 of it - the dinner. Then we dropped him off at my mom's and went to the movies to see The Blind Side. Excellent movie! And of course I took tissues! If the trailer brings tears to my eyes, of course the movie will make me cry at some point.
We've had Thanksgiving - one with my family, one with Jeff's. I didn't take many pictures, though... actually I didn't take any at all. I did give my camera to Alli and Ceara and asked them to take some of the kids outside playing and that was all I ended up with.
As much as I love cooking Thanksgiving dinner, and even though I bought a turkey, we chose to go to our family gatherings and save the turkey for later.
Alli and Sara walked in a Christmas parade in a neighboring town last weekend. They wore pink to represent a local pet grooming business.
Alli is going to therapy for her back - turns out all those complaints she had were quite valid. Even though they seemed to only be convenient complaints (when she didn't want to do something), she has a mild case of scoliosis. She also has broken her tailbone at some point in her life, and when that happened it caused her spine to compact and chipped a little bit of her vertebrae. So the therapy is to help stretch it back out. In my defense, I did take her to our family doctor and she didn't diagnose anything. So that Mother of the Year award is still within my grasp, right? RIGHT?!?!
Ceara has braces now on her top teeth, but they are pretty clear and you can't see them very well from a distance. She is having problems talking and eating at the moment - but I'm sure she will get used to them. She gets the bottom ones after Christmas. Or the week of Christmas. I forget.
We all went to see Disney's A Christmas Carol in 3D - Jeff, me, Alli, Ceara, Conor, Sara, Adam, Alice (my mom), and Barb (Jeff's mom). The movie was great - the 3D was awesome, and a good time was had by all. After the movie the kids got into one of those photo booths and made goofy faces. I have a strip of pictures, and I will share them too - when I get them scanned onto my computer.
Tonight we went to an "Evening with Santa" at Conor's school. It was fun - I wasn't sure what to expect, but they had stations set up in different classrooms for the kids to go to. I will go into that further when I post the pictures. Sorry, I'm too tired to right now!
This weekend, I am hoping to take the kids to a Christmas parade and also get our tree and decorations put up. I also need to fit a little bit of shopping in somewhere! I'd like to make a dent in the Christmas shopping and also my baby boy is turning 7 in a week!
I'm sure there is more, but... I gotta get to bed. My pillow is calling out to me.
So, I will leave you with a few teaser pictures of the kids.