Monday, December 3, 2007

Christmas is here.

We had such a nice weekend. On Friday the kids (all four of them) were invited to friends house for a sleep over so Terry and I could go on a date. It was so nice:) We took the kids over around 5:30pm and then we went to "Bricks" for dinner. After dinner we went to Target and the mall to get some Christmas shopping done. We really didn't get as much done as we had hoped. After the mall we decided to get some "fru-fru" coffee at Barnes and Noble. I think we stayed there until closing (11pm) and then decided to drive back to Lexington and go to Wal-mart and see what we could get there. We stayed there FOREVER. I think we got home at around 1:00am. and CRASHED. We slept till about 8:30am and then went and got the kids. Joel had a flag football game so we had to get them early:) They had so much fun. Riley keeps asking me when they are going to have another sleep over. Well, after football we went home and had lunch and then dad came over and took Terry to Lowe's to buy him his birthday present - a gass grill. It is still in the box but we hope to use it soon.
After the kids woke up from nap, we got them all back in the van and drove back to Lowe's and got us a Christmas tree. As you can imagine, the kids were so excited. We got home and had a "decorating party" all with food; The Polar Express movie and Christmas music (after the movie was over.) They had so much fun but of course they were so tired. After we were all done, we laid on the floor and on the couch and just looked at the lights and listened to the music. I have to say, we all fell asleep on the floor for about an hour or so and then went bed. It was a lot of fun.

On Sunday morning, since the kids were still pretty tired we decided to stay home from church and rake leaves in the back yard. We made a big pile and when we were done raking we let them jump into the pile. They had so much fun-although Riley got hurt one time, but that didn't stop her from getting back into the pile. I look at these moments and I hope the kids will remember them. We just had such a good time!

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