Saturday, December 24, 2011

Holiday Road....and our tradition

Last night we went to see the "Holiday Road Light show" again. We have gone 3 years now and we love to see the awesome display that this neighborhood puts on. This year we chose to walk though it instead of driving (and that line was 2 hours long).

Check out the video, HERE

Sunday, December 18, 2011


Lately, I feel like someone always is on the "NAUGHTY STEP". Hitting, throwing, yelling, lying, crying,sneaking, fighting, rough-housing, name it! I feel like a full time referee. I can not take too much more of this. It is exhausting...for all involved!! LOL!! I try to follow "super nanny's"naughty step rules. My current discipline regime for almost any "crime" I enforce:
1. Give a warning.
2. If they persist (mine always persist) take them to the step..or direct them.(this always involves the dreaded screeching, tantrum throwing, and running and chasing)
3. Explain why you put them there(mine plug their ears, but I know they hear me)
4. Leave them for one minute per age.( I  start over if they get up or yell from the step)
5. When time is up, go back ask for an apology to the person involved and get/give a hug and kiss.
(My little two are stubborn and 1/ 2 the time refuse to apologize and therefore they stay until they submit to an apology)

Well, as you can see it is quite involved and very tiresome but claims to teach consequences in a quick and fair manner. I do this maybe 15-20 times a day. Mostly with my little two, but lately it is all 4!!!! Today alone I gave 17. Two in the last 7 minutes..........grrrrr......

I need a time out to regroup and calm down..........................maybe a little Diet Coke, a cake pop and some nail polish will do the trick! If not this is gonna be a LONNNNGGGGG Christmas break for all!

Thursday, December 15, 2011

Gannie and Papa come to visit and babysit too!

Last night my parents came to babysit while we went to a Christmas party. We had a blast!
Our annual Christmas picture is always taken at this party.
We also had a fun time in the photo booth as well!!
Today, before they drove back we went to the Children's museum....which is always a hit with my kids!!Ace and Boomer were in school.

 We ended the trip at Yesterdog for lunch! What a great visit!!!!

Thursday, December 8, 2011

A childhood right of passage!

Yesterday, Ace went on a field trip to the Capital! This is a Michigan child's right of passage! Needless to say, he was THRILLED and prepared the last 2 yrs for this day!!!

He had an awesome time and learned lots!!!!!!!

Tuesday, December 6, 2011

Too much cuteness going on!

Tonight Tank had his Preschool Christmas Program and it was toooo cute! All the little 3 and 4 year olds up on stage dressed up and waving! So cute! He knew all his songs and all the hand motions and animated!

 There he comes in the red sweater with a white collar!!

 Not a nose pick but an eye pick!!
 After with his best bud J!

 Tank and A(Q's girl) and J's little sister!
 My little boys are getting so big!!!

 Some treats for a job well done!!!
 And because he's the little brother!!
 Then add J who is J and A's cousin.........
 and then A again...and it is a 5 ring circus!!!!!!! They loved it!
 "I love A.....mommy"
 "gonna go for it....."

A great night and a wonderful tradition that is now 4 years year will be Q's turn...can it be????