I hope every one had a very happy and safe Christmas and New Year!
My parents came to stay for Christmas -- and it was great! We didn't do a whole lot, but it was nice to catch up on reading and playing and relaxing!
One of our favorite "Christmas Traditions" is to go out to Chili's for dinner on Christmas Eve. The boys shared a dessert with Grampa --
It's a good thing they shared it -- it was HUGE!!! I think it's called the Molten Chocolate Fudge Dessert of Death... or something.
Christmas Day was nice and relaxing. We managed to keep the kids at bay until 6:30 or so. Then they just couldn't wait! Santa brought them both what they asked for -- I guess they had been good and stayed on the nice list after all!
The biggest hit presents were the PSP and the RockBand2/Lego RockBand for the PS3 we have. And the Lego's, and the video games, and the cars, and the dinosaur puzzle-statue thing, everything else! They really did bring in a good haul!
On Boxing Day (that's December 26th), Grampa brought Josh outside to teach him how to shoot a BB Gun. I don't know if you remember, but on Thanksgiving Day, Josh had his Cub Scout Turkey Shoot and didn't do so well with the BB Gun. So, Grampa brought his BB Gun and they really had a good time shooting targets.
Josh really needed Grampa's advice and loved learning how to shoot properly. In the end, he was hitting the targets, water bottles and tin cans every time!
Yesterday we had a snow day here in Georgia. It started to snow Thursday after school. The boys went out and played in the snow for quite some time! Friday we had a light dusting on the ground (and it's still there), but since the roads were covered in ice, they canceled school.
The boys played outside in the snow most of yesterday morning. But as they soon discovered, while snow is fun to play in, it's also cold and when it melts in your hands, your mittens get soggy!
I have some video of Josh shooting and the boys playing in the snow. I'll try to figure out how to upload it. I got a new video camera for Christmas and it's very cool!
For the new year, I will try my best to be more diligent in updating the blog! I sort of slacked off last year a bit... sorry! I promise I will try and do better this year!