Tuesday, December 22, 2009

It's beginning to look a lot like Christmas!

What a busy few weeks we've had! Here we are, only 3 days away from Christmas. This month has flown by. But 95% of the presents are bought, I have some wrapping left to do. Today I've been baking - 3 batches of toffee, 1 batch of choc chip cookie dough truffles, and German Choc bars. Everything will be super yums.

Brett has to work on Christmas Eve until 4:00 or so. Once he gets home, we'll open presents with his family, eat dinner and go to church at 7:00. Then it will be home for bed. Christmas morning will be Santa presents, breakfast and head up to Chicago for Christmas with my family. Everyone will be there except for Sarah and Mike. We'll miss them very much but they are coming to Indiana next month so it works out well.

Kylie thinks her Aunt Sarah is pretty much the coolest person ever. She talked on the phone with her for 25 mins this weekend and has named some of her dolls Sarah. Kylie was disappointed that Sarah wasn't coming for Christmas but she's really excited that she'll see Sarah in January.

We had our family Christmas party on Saturday. So many people came, probably about 50 but it was hard to keep track with all the kids running around. We ran out of food, except for desserts. We have more wine then we'll be able to drink in a year, thanks to our guests being generous and giving us some. Here is our family picture from that party:

So that's about it - stay tuned for pictures and stories from Christmas!

Saturday, December 12, 2009

The Princess and The Frog

Brett is out of town for a few days on his hockey trip. So I took the kids to see the new Disney princess movie, "The Princess and the Frog." It's the first completely hand drawn animated film they've put out since "The Little Mermaid." And it was amazing, the detail and art in the movie was impressive. The movie takes place in 1920's New Orleans so there was a lot of culture references and TONS of really good music. Big Thumbs Up!

Kylie was super excited to see the new princess movie, Matthew was not so much. I actually had to physically drag him into the theater. But he enjoyed it once it started. But after the movie, he thought we were going to see the one he wanted to see "Alvin and the Chipmunks", which isn't even out yet. So he was crying and Kylie was crying because of a sad part in the movie - loads of fun. But once we got home, they both started acting out the movie, including the funniest New Orlean's and Cajun accents I've ever heard!