Wednesday, 14 December 2016

Busy Christmas Time

 As always, December is hugely busy.  We had an activity at the school--making gingerbread houses. I took the 5 youngest by myself because Leo is studying all the time for the Professional Project Manager licensing test.  Joy.  Isabel and Elena made this one.
 And Nicolas and Sebastian made this one.  The kids were actually really good and well behaved.  Only a few minor fights.  :)  Jubal spent his time looking at the pictures of balls on the gym wall.
 Then the next week I went to a concert every day for 4 days straight.  This was Sebastian's.  Again, I took all the kids but Ana and Elena.  It was absolute chaos.  Jubal was CRAZY.  And Sebas, not such an enthusiastic singer.  Hee. Hee.
 Isabel's was the next night.  I went by myself.  Which was nice.
 Oh my goodness though, I only want to got to preschool concerts from now on.  HILARIOUS!  Lando is the opposite of Sebas--he loves to sing and was very serious during their 4 songs.  He was one of the only kids following the actions, and the only kid I could hear singing during the Rum-pa-pa-pum part in the Little Drummer Boy.  SO cute!!!  And then his bells fell off during Jingle Bells, and he was so lost on what to do.  Hee. Hee.
 Elena's was actually my second favorite.  They sang some pretty cool songs.
And this song, where she played the xylophone was really good. I was impressed!
 And Gandalf the Grey disappeared after I locked him in the garage for a week to give her antiobiotics.  Maybe she'll come back Gandalf the White?!?  Either way, Pippin (weirdo Pippen) was sad, although not quite as sad as when Merry died, and it was half off at the shelter to adopt cats, so we got another cat.  (Yes, I was worried they wouldn't adopt to us anymore. We've gone through kittens kind of fast.)  But I really like this kitten, he's way nicer than Gandalf.  We named him Gimli.
 Pippen is now a much happier cat.

 My friend Karen from Houston sent Elena, Isabel and Sebastian the treat bags from her kids' Harry Potter birthday party.  So nice!! My kids loved them, but Lando especially loved the glasses and wore them ALL. THE. TIME. for 3 days straight.
 I finished the tree skirt for the kids' tree downstairs.  Yay!
 I also made neighbor gifts.  Shortbread.  Yum.
And then after all the concerts, we had the ward Christmas party on Friday, and the Sinclair Christmas party on Saturday, which we didn't realize was a show, the invite said 1-4, and we showed up as 3 and they were basically cleaning everything up by then.  Whoops.  Anyway, it was a busy week.  I'm glad it's over.  Plus I don't think Jubal would survive the week much longer.  He thudded into a church bench on Sunday--very audible thunk.  Then one of the days, he was climbing onto my lap while I was on the computer, slipped, and clunked the side of his head against the desk--his ear is sliced all the way to the inside and it's nasty purple and bruised.  And then he fell face first off the back of the couch  on Saturday--major goose egg on his forehead, and I think he got a concussion that time.  It took a while for him to be his normal Jubal self.  Yeah, that kid.  Oh, and I finished a maxi dress for Ana.  But I forgot to take pictures when she wore it to church on Sunday.  Next time.

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