Monday, December 3, 2012

week{or two}in review

 
I have been wandering around my house, and this review I'm posting is an attempt to make me feel like I've accomplished something in the last week and a half.
 
 i ordered my Christmas cards by December 1st!
 
do you k now why I ordered my Christmas cards by December 1st? 
 
 because I laid the family picture idea to rest 
 
that does not mean people were any more cooperative
 
 it was however, much easier to fake "merriness" individually.
 
{i believe with all my heart that in 15 years this person will cooperate}
 
the leaves are a fallen in East Tennessee. Cleaning up after these trees was not something we considered when we bought this house.
 
lots of times I thank my lucky stars for all our cheap labor.
 
this Fall Holden started mowing.
 
Todd only yelled at him like 50 million times before he got it right
 
a major improvement from a trial run this summer.
 
ahhh, the joys of family life.
 
Todd has himself new lawn toy.
 
  {it's safe to say Todd will be yelling 5 trillion times when Holden straps this thing to his back}
 
 
Holden had his first dog sitting job over Thanksgiving
 
i have never really considered getting a small dog before but she was kinda fun
 

{meet maiden}
 
i don't want to become one of those weirdo dog people, but I saw a different side of myself when she was over
 
my family should  be scared
 
 
this is my latest craft project
 
{Christmas card scrapbook}

this project has been sitting on our dining table for two weeks
 
i think it is the reason I'm wondering around my house
 
avoidance
 
i haven't decorated for Christmas yet either
 
we don't even have our tree up
 
i'm not feeling very inspired
 
i'm also a touch lazy
 
 everyone is sick so that's my excuse
 
Todd was in bed for three days straight
 
i just can't wait to get what ever he had
 
i've taken to drawing on the walls as an exercise in avoidance

 
actually Holden had some buddies over and I was eavesdropping on their conversations from the top of the stairs
 
drawing on the chalkboard seemed like the perfect cover up
 
did you know 9 year old boys talk about atomic farts A LOT
 
i'm not sure what I thought I was going to hear, but all and all I was pleased
 
speaking of my 9 year old
 
we had a "date" on Sunday
 
he escorted me to The Nutcracker

{asleep before we even got there}
 
WOW, he looks thrilled
 
oh my gosh, you should have seen his face when I told him what we were doing on our afternoon out
 
PRICELESS
 
he hung in there, he won't admit it but I think he had fun
 
truth be told I think he was watching so intensely because he was hoping for one of the dancers to fall into the orchestra pit.
 
boys
 
it kinda makes me laugh to think how cool he would have thought that was
 
ahhh, the joys of bringing up well rounded children
 
something else happened for him to add to his list of life experiences
 
a trip to the emergency room for stitches...well actually glue
 
He fell up the steps last week and split his forehead open
 
it became a life experience for Todd as well when he got to take him to the hospital
 
dads should always be in charge of blood and such
 
{just what will this boy look like with braces!?}
 
he was brave
 
he's told anyone who will listen all about it
 
he is his father's son!
 
Have a happy Monday y'all.  I'll be back later this week.
 

3 comments:

Tisha said...

Loving the Christmas card idea. Still trying to figure out what to do with ours. Wish G would mow! I did get him to empty the dishwasher tonight:-) G and H should facetime so H can tell G all about the ER visit. Was really missing you and K'ville today. I could go for a girls night any night this week! Maybe drinks via facetime??

Becca said...

Oh Sarah! I LOVED, LOVED, LOVED THIS POST!! Lots of great pictures and it made me giggle! :) Love and miss you like crazy, lady!!

P.S. gave up on shutterfly and decided to make my own Christmas card!! :)

xoxoxoxoxo

Kara said...

The picture of your date night with Holden is priceless. And I say drawing on the wall is the perfect cover up for eavesdropping. We will need to remember this when the boys are a little older and the conversation is more interesting!