Saturday, December 29, 2012

Christmas 2012

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Wednesday, December 19, 2012

Maddie's 8th Birthday Party!

A Slumber Party!!
At least I was smart enough to allow only four girls, plus my two.

They did really well, and had a blast.  We made custom pizzas, decorated flip flops with fabric remnants  baked a cookie cake (huge hit!), and opened presents.

There were also lots of other random made up games that the girls played, along with tons of high pitched squealing noises which were like fingernails on a chalkboard to Zak and I.
Sadly, I couldn't out drink the volume (you know, I had to be responsible) and had to just tolerate the noise levels in the house. 

I put them all to bed around 10pm (which is two hours late for Maddie and Brooke), and had to go in there a few times to shush them.  By midnight, I assumed they were all asleep.  However, I heard them playing at 4:30am, and had to go in there and crack some skulls.

 I made French Toast, eggs, and donuts for breakfast.  The glorious parents of these angels picked them all up by 9:00 am and peace once again returned to our house.
 Happy Birthday, Madison!!

Tuesday, December 18, 2012


Wednesday, December 05, 2012

Maddie the Elf

Maddie was an Elf in her Second Grade School Play.  Look how cute!!

Here she is on stage with about a third of the 2nd graders all dressed in various costumes:

Madison had one speaking line, which she practiced for WEEKS. 

"Even birds can't do everything, see that little one, he can't even sing!"