We are in the swing of Christmas. I am much less stressed about it. My shopping is almost done (although nothing is wrapped), and I love decorating for Christmas. When Woody was a baby, my mom gave my the Fisher Price nativity. They boys adore it, and Woody can finally (somewhat) name the figures. He knows that it is Baby Jesus's birthday, He was born with the animals, and Jesus's mommy was Mary. Then he usually says, "And my mommy is Lindsey."
Another funny story- This weekend, we were at Best Buy buying a Christmas gift, and my boys saw a Star Wars display. Neither have never seen any of the movies, but Brooks and my nephew, Jake, are big fans. Well, Gaines saw a life-size Storm Trooper, and fell in love. It was $40, so I told Gaines that he would have to wait for Christmas. He cried and cried over it, hugged it, danced with it. Brooks is such a softy and compromised with him and bought the 24inch one...which isn't exactly small. Woody wanted a booblehead Yoda. Both are perfect for each boy.
Now time for a big iPhone dump...
Woody got his mittens! He really likes them. He will yell, "Oh no! I lost my mittens!" We have to make a big deal of "finding" them. They have been awesome with this 70 degree weather.
The mittens came with a hat. Woody gave it to Gaines.
Our friend, Mikey, gave us tickets to the Falcons game. We lost :(, but it was a fun time. Then we went to Friendsgiving, but I have no pictures, so I stole this one from Allison.
Second Annual Pig Pink Trip! Alyssa was sick, so she couldn't join us. We got there thirty minutes before the ride opened and still has about 50 people in front of us! Catherine and Gracelyn make me laugh so much, so it made it easier. We planned on Woody riding with Gracelyn and Gaines riding with me. Well, both boys wanted to ride with me, but Woody was screaming louder, so he got his way (how it works, right?) Poor Gracelyn rode by herself, but she didn't seem to mind!
The boys and I drove to Prattville on Tuesday, and Brooks joined us Wednesday night. I only have one, bad quality iPhone picture from the trip, but Sister has a much better recap.
Friday night movie time
On Saturday, we went to Maridelle's. Gaines was happy to walk the dogs.
And Woody was unhappy with his outfit
But he cheered up when we told him that we were about to go home and watch Alabama beat Auburn!
Since pretty much everyone is Woody's class has a summer birthday, you sign up for a day during the school year to celebrate as your "Special Day." When I got to his classroom to set up, Woody and three friends had decided to stay back and help their teacher set up the tree.
We had an ABC celebration. We read Chicka Chicka Boom Boom, ate fruit kabobs, and played with letter beads.
That weekend, Brooks got a stomach virus. We thought it was food poisoning at first. I took the boys to church, while he rested. Brooks is so good about giving the boys 100% of his time and attention on the weekends since he doesn't see much of them during the week. They boys didn't understand why Daddy wasn't playing with them. As soon as we got back from church, Gaines wanted to be with Brooks. He even feel asleep on him.
He shouldn't have cuddled so close! Monday night, Gaines threw up. I guess it was a stomach virus, and not food poisining. Luckily, no one else got it, and he was better by Tuesday morning.
He barely moved Monday night. Lots of snuggles and Powerade.
Feeling better and watching the yard crew
"I'm not picky."- Gaines
When I sub, Gaines goes to the Mom's Morning Out program. On Friday, we had a rough day. He was already cranky, and then he smashed his fingers in the door. The nurse wanted me to check in on him, but that made him very sad that Momma came, but it wasn't time to leave. He finally just passed out by the big window. There went Friday's nap...
But my child who never naps, fell asleep in the car and stayed asleep on the couch for 2 1/2 hours! What are the odds!?
On Sunday, Woody refused and pictures, but look at Peepers!
Can you believe that his older brother calls him a "scary monster?'
(You can if you have ever been bit by him!)