Thursday, December 17, 2009

Run, run as fast as you can...

you can't catch me, I'm the gingerbread man! Tonight we decorated gingerbread people! We're not sure if they're men or women so we're calling them people! Anyway, we all had fun making a big mess! Here are pics of the finished gingerbread family...The first two on top are mommy's and daddy's. The rest were done by the girls - I'm pretty sure you can tell which ones Kaylee did and which ones Jennah did!

Tuesday, December 15, 2009

The Egg Yolk Game...

We were driving through town tonight and playing a game we call Egg Yolk. It's a silly game where you say "egg yolk" every time you see a yellow car. Kaylee decided that she was going to say (a.k.a. YELL) "egg yolk" every time she saw the color yellow whether it was a car or a street sign or a hint of yellow on a sidewalk. Here's her conversation with us about the game and the rules:

Kaylee: "Egg yolk street sign!" (laughs loud)
Jennah: "Kaylee, you're only supposed to say egg yolk when it's a car, not a sign or a yellow light."
Kaylee: "No Jennah, I say it if it's a sign or just yellow."
Jennah: (getting aggravated) "No Kaylee, the game is for yellow cars only."
Kaylee: "Mom?"
Mom: "Yes Kaylee."
Kaylee: "Jennah's stupid."
Mom: "No she isn't Kaylee, she's just trying to play the game the right way."
Mom: "What Kaylee."
Kaylee: "You're stupid too."

I'm sorry, I normally don't like my children to call another person stupid but coming from Kaylee, it was kind of funny so we all had a good laugh. And yes, I told her afterward that calling people stupid was not nice.

Sunday, December 13, 2009

say cheese...

We had our family photos taken for the holidays today. I'll first start by saying "Get well soon Randy!" " We need our photographer back!" With that said, our normal holiday picture is taken by our dear friend Randy. This year, due to Randy having surgery, we had to go to the portrait studio. We were there for just a short time when I remembered why we opt to have Randy take the pics for us...It boils down to this - with our kids, getting a good picture is much like nailing Jello to a tree! They're all smiley and looking cute BEFORE the photographer starts. Then, after the first two shots, the smiles fade and they get wiggly - really wiggly - and why is it that no two children can look at the camera at the same time? Is there some kind of law that I wasn't informed of? I will say, our photographer was very good and we did get in some good pictures of the girls. Until next year...