Fortune cookie Tuesday, Dec 26 2006 

We went to PF Changs the other night and both my girls got the best fortunes ever..

Natalie’s fortune was, “You long to see the pyramids of Egypt.”

Rachel’s was , “You will travel far and wide.”

Aren’t those fortunes awesome.. Maybe they will travel together. 🙂

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Ben’s 30 Thursday, Dec 21 2006 

Holy Cow. We are getting old. Ben turned thirty this week. We had a good ole Louisiana party for him we made a big pot of jambalaya and beer. The neighbors came over and kids were running circles in our house.

Also we had a huge accomplishment. We now can fit two cars in our two car garage. This has never happened for us. We always have to much cr** in the garage.. wohoo ! I think Ben is happier about that than anything. Well almost anything I got Ben some Hurricanes Hockey Tickets for friday night. We are so excited to get out of the house without the kids.. Ben’s brother Mat is going, too. It should be a lot of fun.

Now we need to switch gears to plan Christmas. Rachel has almost no gifts because she is always with me and today I had to put stuff away for Natalie because she has waaaaaaaaaaayy more than Rachel. I try to be as fair as possible without being crazy about it.

Also we are making our way down south after the big day to go visit family. If anyone knows of a way to make the trip “educational” let me know. If we say its educational and explain why, Natalie’s absences will be excused. ummm???

Here’s a pic of Ben’s party with all the neighbors.
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Gingerbread House Tuesday, Dec 12 2006 

Gingerbread house

We made our little gingerbread house, this year we bought one that was already assembled. I totally recommend that. The kids had a blast with putting all the candy on.

Things I’ve learned about kids Saturday, Dec 9 2006 

1. As soon as you sit down for dinner they will ask you to get something for them.

2. Never let them know to far in advance about anything or they will drive you crazy with, “are you ready, can we go now” etc…

3. When making cut-out cookies, kids will always put the cookie cutter right in the middle of the dough instead of going around the edges… Hence making you have to reroll dough 10 times instead of twice…Always!!

4. You are always being mean to them if you tell them they can’t have something or can’t do something..

5. Sprinkles make almost anything better..

This is just a start…

Update Thursday, Dec 7 2006 

Rachel had her 3rd birthday!! Happy Birthday Rachel. We had her birthday party at chick-fil-a and it was fabolous! Her friends came and I didn’t have to do a thing. In the past I have done the parties for the kids all by myself. Weeks ahead of their birthdays I’m running the roads trying to get everything together. This time we showed up and had fun. Why haven’t I been doing this the whole time.

So, I got through that and I said after this I will focus on Christmas. Of course I can’t forget Ben’s Birthday on Dec. 18th.. (which I have done before ). Maybe I can get him a chick fil a party too. Now, I’m trying to make this a decent Christmas for my kids without spoiling them rotten. Its not always easy.. I have plans of going to an outdoor skating rink and possibly a gingerbread house. Wish us luck.. ……..

tooth fairy Sunday, Dec 3 2006 

The tooth fairy did come. Natalie lost her first tooth on Nov. 30th..My birthday. She was so excited. The tooth fairy gave her a golden dollar.
Ben also painted my kitchen for me for a birthday present. I’m so excited. It has two yellows, decisive yellow, optimistic yellow, and the blue is dazzle.

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