Every Christmas Eve we celebrate with our extended family at my Grandma Net's house. This year was no exception. There was food, family, fun, and festivities. I loved watching the kids get so excited. My sister got a new DSLR camera and she documented the night for me. Here are the pics from the event.
Saturday, December 25, 2010
Thursday, December 23, 2010
Once a year, we get to have a play date with Miss Emily and Malisa and Eli and Elsie. Every year, Ryan and Emily have a great time playing together. This year, because they are older, it took them a little longer to warm up to each other. Once they decided to go outside and play, they got along famously. They discovered their mutual love of MUD! They had a mud fight and a water fight and decided to decorate the castle with mud as well. When it was finally time to come in, they started peeling of their mud infused clothing. Emily suddenly stopped and said, "Ryan we can't take off our pants yet. We have to get our snails out of our pockets." A girl after Ryan's own heart. We had a great day playing and, I'm happy to report that my washer was able to tackle all the dirty clothes.
The fence and the new mud fresco
Sunday, December 19, 2010
We may be needing an ark in the next few days. Our neighborhood is flooding. I know when we bought our house we had to sign something saying that we knew our house was in a flood zone, but I also suspect the city hasn't done much to keep gutters and drains clean since we've had such scant amounts of rain since we've lived here.
Anyway, we've seen canoe-ers going down the street and lifted trucks looking for a place to drive. One car is submerged to the top of its tires and another is up to its windows. People have rain water going into their garages, which probably means it's in the house. Some people have put out sandbags, but the water seems to be going higher than that. We seem to be at a high point on our street and we're hoping that the water doesn't get up to our house. I bought rain boots for the first time for myself and all the store had left for Jack were snow boots. They're ok, but not as good as Ryan's rain boots. Phil has his irrigating boots so he's in good shape. Some of our neighbors were walking around in fishing gators earlier. Hopefully we don't need those. Anyway, this should be an interesting next few days since the rain is supposed to continue.
Wednesday, December 15, 2010
This summer, Phil and I started to play the game Angry Birds. Ryan was interested so we showed him how. Sometimes lately, he'll get the iPod and he'll play the game. The other day, he said, "Look, I'm playing Angry Birds." When Phil and I looked, this is what we saw.