Thursday, December 5

christmas is in the air!

ice, sleet and snow.
that is our weather forecast for today and tomorrow.
should be an exciting weekend around these parts! school has been cancelled today in anticipation of bad road conditions due to the big storm, or as my friend steph has dubbed it: snowpocolypse. the kids are beyond thrilled and i am a little nervous. not about power outages or food shortages. no, I'm nervous about having the kids cooped up inside for a whole weekend. if they can't go outside, I'm going to pull my hair out by the end of the weekend! 
i went to walmart yesterday to get some bread (yes, i said walmart. i grocery shop at walmart now. those of you who know my love for publix realize the difficulty i had in admitting that) anyways, while at walmart yesterday i realized this is very much like preparing for a hurricane. food, water, and batteries were flying off the shelves.  luckily most of our things are gas rather than electric, so we should be all set. fingers crossed.

but with this winter weather comes the exciting part of the season: christmas!
creekmore park has a great holiday tradition of lights, hot cocoa, popcorn and, drumroll.... a steam engine ride! we went for FHE, which happened to be opening night. it was just a little busy. and when i say a little busy, i mean stand-in-line-for-2-hours-while-your-kids-play busy. it was fantastic! seriously, i am more than happy to stand in line for two hours while chris runs around with the kids. everyone was happy!

this was our longest outing with charlie in underwear and he did great! no accidents! hallelujah!

in other news, this cute girl lost her first tooth about a week ago at church. she's now the proud owner of a little lisp when she starts talking really fast.

our little family was hit with the flu bug. it hit ellie, then a week later it hit jack. then a few days later it struck charlie. no bueno.

and, speaking of charlie, he has turned into the family comedian. he's always trying to make us laugh, especially at mealtimes when he has the biggest audience. sure love this silly boy and all his silly faces.


carrie said...

Glad to see you guys are having fun!!! Good luck this weekend :)

Steve and Donna said...

all new adventures :)

Rikki Browne said...

Those laughs and giggles are so cute! Miss um. And those Charlie faces are hilarious!

Carolina said...

We can still be friends, you Walmart shopper you. Haha. Charlie's faces are the best! He's a littl ham!

Larissa said...

Oh man we loved those videos! What a great train ride, a great excuse for us to come next Christmas, as if we need an excuse