Sunday, December 7, 2008

We Party Hard Yet Again

This happens every year. After the first week of December we are all partied out. Between Hub's work, the ward and extended family parties we are mostly done with the festivities. It doesn't help that 4 of them were planned on the same day. Anyway. Here is some evidence of the good times.

Ethan telling Santa that he wanted a monster truck and a transformer. Both of which he already has and Santa Mama has some 'better' ideas.

Mitch telling Santa that he wanted a baby doll and a remote control car. He loves the attention he gets from saying he wants a baby doll. Last week it was a Barbie. Next week it'll be a HSM sundress. But for the record: he will not be receiving any gifts intended for females.This was as close as Noelle would get to Santy. She couldn't even look him in the eye. We're OK with this because it is really a strange custom to have people sit on a costumed man's lap.

Ike has never been into sitting on Santa's lap so this is the picture I captured. He corrupted Noelle by getting her to pose in this horrible cheesy manner.

Party #2 was w/ my siblings, our super loud offspring and my parents. There were several different kid crafts going on.

Ike and Mitch painting some Christmas decor. And below is Ethan with the favorite edible craft of all:the Christmas tree that is an upside down ice-cream cone decorated with green frosting and M&M ornaments. There was way too much finger licking involved in this craft and if I wasn't in such a great Christmas mood I could have gone postal (pet peeve of mine--finger licking. Now you know)

We closed out Saturday with a huge family party at DGs. Only one ariel photo kind of turned out.

With those major parties out of the way I was thinking we should have some evening openings to actually go get our Christmas tree (Hub insists on a live one) and to maybe get some shopping done. Somehow, our calendar has filled up again and I'm not sure when it will happen. So thanks for all the tree shots on everyone else's blogs. We may just have to enjoy yours this year!

9 comments:

The Allreds said...

Glad you survived all the frenzied festivities frolicking with friends, family and food. How do you like my attempt at alliterating (think I made up a new word on that one)! Hope your tree is coming together, mine finally did this week and is was a big relief for me : ) Maybe I'll decide to smile again...

T said...

...I was feeling bad about missing out on all the fun, but I am also enjoying the fact that I'm feeling a little more "with it" than I would otherwise be if we'd spent the weekend driving 6+ hours and milling about in the chaos...

(yes, I love the chaos - but I'm making myself feel better with my fully decorated tree)

cold cocoa said...

Why can't you go get your tree tonight for FHE? Quit pretending like anything else is more important! Do it guys. It will bring a feeling of peace/excitement to your home. And a great smell.

Denise said...

Mitch is so Funny! You should wrap up a barbie just to get a reaction on christmas morning. haha

stephanie said...

holy cow! were you running on fumes by the time you got to the Heelis party? Difinitely too much for one day!

LC said...

I think we had a party-hangover because it was sure hard to get up the next morning for church--and we only had half the parties of you.

big8smiley said...

Argh! I get so partied out! I'm glad to see you made it through and hopefully you have a big break coming up now that you got some out of the way.

Sher said...

I am really impressed that you took your camera AND used it at these parties -- way to go. Mitch makes me smile and we do have an old barbie we're trying to find a home for if you want one:)

Heidi Ashworth said...

Hey, just wandering over from T's blog . . .I hate the finger licking thing,too. I won't eat anything I think a child had any part in making. Pretty adamant about that. You're fun. I'm going to hang around.