I do love a wordy blog post, but I find myself short on time (and energy) these days.
Enter: a photo diary.
Better than nuthin', right?
|Gpa Tweet's present to the girls was this awesome soccer goal. It can be used in 3 different ways. And, yes, we let them play with balls in the house. What else is Christmas break for if not breaking the rules?|
|Pony rides (this one is old, but I wanted to remember it...)|
|We spend a lot of time riding scooters and bikes these days.|
|The girls dressed up as presents for the ward Christmas program.|
|I think she might have a future in the extreme sports...|
|Lexi kicked the habit of biting her nails. She actually stopped about 4 months ago so I finally took her to get a fancy manicure to celebrate.|
|And we lost more body parts.|
|Houston, I think we have a problem. This is the oil "leak" from our truck. Except that our truck holds 14 qts. of oil. It's really worthy of a blog post all on its own.|
|Of course, we had to have some bad behavior. We choose to reward that with extra chores in our house.|
|And they have to do with a happy heart. And they always do; they actually seem to love it.|
|Lexi writing her first original song.|
|Many a movie was watched during our break.|
|The weather had been pretty gross. When this happens, or we're just looking for something fun to do, we load up and have a picnic in the back of the Excursion. Dad was able to meet us "at the top of the world" for lunch this day.|
|We made 27,000 cookies.|
|And we rode bikes some more.|
|And drove our plasma car some more.|
|We ate lunch with safety goggles and binocs.|
|When a house has 5 bathrooms, buying toilet brushes in bulk is a must do.|
|Kindle hangover. We found her at 4 a.m. downstairs, with all the house lights on, playing on her "notepad". The next morning she paid the price.|
|Big sissy (as she likes to be called) tickling Emmy. Always ends in tears and pouting, but it's fun for a time.|