Cost of the Christmas tree- $28.00
Cost of the broken ornaments - $2.99
Look on a little boys face when the tree comes crashing down on top of him - PRICELESS!
And that, my friends, is why I chose to put the crappy ornaments on the tree this year.
So, Santa, that was pretty painless, don't ya think? We really are looking forward to having you stop by next week. I even went out and bought some cookies to make for you on your visit to our home. Chocolate chip. Your favorite, right? It's the least I could do. I hope I don't eat them all before you come.
Hubs is so proud of his tree. Here it is before I got to "fluff" its branches! Ooooo....it's a doozy!
Up and ready to go. Now just turn on the lights, slap on a few decorations and we have ourselves a true Charlie Brown tree!
Put all in ingredients in a bowl and beat 3 minutes. Pour into a greased bread pan spreading batter very high on the sides and low in the center. Bake at 350 degrees 1 hour or until done in the center.
I get weekly updates from Babycenter about my pregnancy. Here is this weeks information.
How your baby's growing: The most dramatic development this week: reflexes. Your baby's fingers will soon begin to open and close, his toes will curl, his eye muscles will clench, and his mouth will make sucking movements. In fact, if you prod your abdomen, your baby will squirm in response, although you won't be able to feel it. His intestines, which have grown so fast that they protrude into the umbilical cord, will start to move into his abdominal cavity about now, and his kidneys will begin excreting urine into his bladder. Meanwhile, nerve cells are multiplying rapidly, and in your baby's brain, synapses are forming furiously. His face looks unquestionably human: His eyes have moved from the sides to the front of his head, and his ears are right where they should be. From crown to rump, your baby-to-be is just over 2 inches long (about the size of a lime) and weighs half an ounce.
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Ahhhhh, I think that she is right. I am feeling a whole lot better already! I am pretty sure that I could find lots more to whine about, but you know what they say, "negativity feeds off of negativity." And I did say that I needed an attitude adjustment so I'll stop. For now.
Okay, now that I have a pile of drool all over my chin and I have slipped into a tryptophan induced coma I am going to get ready for my big day of shopping. Does anyone have some favorite recipes that they have on Thanksgiving? I would love to hear!
By the way, I am making a new rule this year. The hostess gets the first piece of turkey skin before the carving begins. And the second, and possibly the third. It's my house, I'll do what I want. Get over it.
There was even a time when I was pregnant with Kaiden that I ordered a Virgin Strawberry Daiquiri and only drank a few sips because I was convinced that the bartender spiked my drink.
So in the meantime, when hubs
is mean and drinks right in front of me when he knows that all I want to do is relax and have a cocktail enjoys a nice cold beer or glass of wine I ask him if I can smell it. Yep, I have been reduced to "smelling" his beverages in hopes of catching a buzz. Meanwhile, I order something lame like a Sprite and cranberry in the hopes that I may trick myself into believing that it's got some alcohol in it.
So go check it out. You won't be sorry. And if you have any mocktail recipes for ole preggo over here, don't be afraid to share. Otherwise, I'll just smell your drink.
If all goes according to plan, and Kaiden manages to nap well for me today (I'm not too optimistic on that) then I may just get everything done that I need to. Well, that is if I can stay off the computer and stop blogging when I should be cleaning.
What are you tackling today?
Okay. I think that is all that I have going on right now. I am off to take advantage of Kaiden's morning nap time and enjoy a nap myself. I'll unload the dishwasher later.
P.S. Hubs said that his mother used to throw in peas or corn into the meat mixture as well. I am sure you can get very creative!
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With this award I am supposed to tell 6 things that make me happy. Only 6? Here is goes...
My next award is from Tracy over at Seed Thoughts. She has a true heart for God and her words are inspiring. She has a little one the same age as my little guy so she gives me words of encouragement as we seem to go through the same scenarios at the same time. Thanks Tracy!
5 REASONS I LOVE MY HUBBY:
I love you honey!
Pour everything in a large sauce pan. Simmer over medium heat until chicken is heated through. Top with cheese, avocado, sour cream and tortilla chips.
Kaiden opening his presents
Kaiden "forward facing" for the first time! Yay!
Happy Birthday little man!
Kaiden left his mark. We traced his hand and wrote a note to God!
Here's the beginning of the day with some of the kids playing with Kaiden's toys.
The girls were such good helpers. They spent a bunch of time teaching Kaiden to walk all around the house behind his push truck.
Here are some friends lingering around the table after dinner.
Time for cake! Here are some of the kiddos with Kaiden right before we cut into the cake! Mmmm...
Kaiden wasn't too sure of cake. In fact, he took the plate and turned it over, took the cake and threw it on the floor and really didn't eat any of it!
After cake, the troops were all getting restless. It was a long day and everyone needed their Zzzz's. So we woke up the next day and opened the presents from everyone that came.