Thursday, December 9, 2010

Countdown to Christmas: Week 2

Countdown to Christmas

Welcome to Week 2 of our Countdown to Christmas and Elfcapades 2010! My dear friend Liz at Sugarplum Creations is hosting a weekly spot to bring your review of the week.

Last Friday, we were so excited to attend the Denver 9News Parade of Lights!  iKeith used to march in this parade with the Denver Police Band when he was a kid and I used to attend with my family.  It had been 20 years since either of us had attended.

We started off with dinner at a newish restaurant called Euclid Hall Bar and Kitchen.  This place is amazing!  They specialize in homemade sausages and their beer selection is fabulous!  Mama liked this one.
 Have you heard about drinking some beers in these fancy glasses?  It really makes them taste so much better!  Before we even sat down...I started to not feel well but I just ignored it.  There was too much fun to be had! 

Do you smell pee?
 We picked a spot on the street that smelled like urine and we waited.  And I kept feeling worse and worse so 30 minutes before the parade started....we left.  I was so sad for the kids because they were so excited.  On the way to the car, Mallory fell down and skinned her knees.  On the way home, Alex said he didn't feel good...and his nose started to bleed.   It was like a Christmas Nightmare!

The good news....we made it home in time to see the parade on TV.  Well, my family did.  I was in the bathroom.  

We spent the weekend being sick...even iKeith came down with a bug. 

Once we were feeling better the elves jumped back into action...causing trouble.  One day they hid in the stockings that were hung on the china hutch with care.

Another day...they were found in iKeith's Nut Sack.

They brought us brownie mix and candy canes so we did some baking! 

I love crushing things!

See Mommy's Christmas Present?
The best thing that the elves did this week was decorate the kids' bathroom for Christmas.  As it turned out...the elves got busy doing this Wednesday night and then Alex had a relapse and was sick again soon after.  But seeing this in the middle of the night when he was feeling so badly....made him feel so happy that he went to sleep with a huge smile on his face and Mommy cried.  This is what it's all about....well, and Jesus.

Elf Bathroom!
Yesterday was a rough day.  I didn't get any sleep because Alex was sick all night so it was 3pm by the time I got a shower.  When I came out...I saw a dining room chair was in the kitchen set up against the countertop right where the Advent Box sits.  I went looking for the perp. 

I found a little girl sound asleep on her bed with her blanket over her head.  I removed the blanket from her head because she seemed a little hot and that's when I saw it.  A little melted candy bar in her hand.  I don't even think she got a bite before she feel asleep!  I removed the melted mess and she napped.  I love a napping child.

Once she woke up and found her candy was gone...she flew into a rage!  She stomped and slammed doors and threw her little Christmas Tree on the ground.  The elves went into hiding because they thought she hated Christmas!  Then she told me that she quits. It took her an hour to calm down and then we went somewhere special that I'm going to tell you about tomorrow because it deserves it's own post.

Note: Shower curtain and towel came from Super Target.  Cuisinart Single Serve Brewing System came from Sur La Table and I wasn't paid to buy or talk about them...I just thought you might want to know because we all love the same stuff.  P.S. I'm out of K-Cups already.  This could be a problem.

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  1. I love your elves - can't believe they braved it enough to visit your husband's nut sack! :)

    Hope everyone is 100% very soon!

  2. Sorry about the sickies. Now that we're over the stomach bug we've moved on to the respiratory junk. Yay!

    Mallory keeps me in stitches. Seriously. She's a mischievious one. I love that she remembered her chocolate when she woke up from her nap.

  3. I think Mallory and Sarah would be fantastic friends :) Birds of a feather.

    I LOVE that you decorated the kids' bathroom! Now I regret painting all mine bright colors :) And I really REALLY hope everyone feels better soon - we're going through the same things here, it stinks. I'm asking for health for Christmas this year :)

  4. I hope they get to feeling better soon, and you too momma!
    I see your present, is it the coffee pot?
    I want your bathroom. :)

  5. Oh, the Christmas bathroom is TOO cute! I may have to go searching for that shower curtain.

    Glad you are all feeling better!

  6. I bought the same shower curtain! I love it. I love Target.

    Too funny about Mallory. She quits. I love that.

    Adorable Jib Jab!

  7. I hope you all are feeling 100% soon. On the bright side, your home looks like it's filled with Christmas cheer!

  8. HILARIOUS! Tell M I quit too!!!!

  9. First, I think it's very interesting that your husband's nut sack has handles. (Or very convenient, take your pick...)

    Second, I hope M is feeling better.

    Third, you have to fill the advent one day at a time to prevent peeking and meltdowns (both chocolate and emotional.)


  10. Feliz Navidad is our favorite jib jab :)

    Okay, where to sorry you were sick too! Kind of funny that both families spent the weekend sick!

    the bathroom looks great!!! Super cute.

    Park the elf came today, I decided to do it. Z was excited but full of questions about if he is real, when will he come to life, etc. I don't know how many years he will be able to come. WE have a little baby elf sister arriving in a few days (cant' wait) and I am so looking forward to the mischief two elves can get into :)

    Oh and Lil Connie is already throwing temper tantrums at ONE! I am so screwed!!!

  11. So sorry you all got sick.
    Love all the adventures of the elves... and I love how you do so much for the kids this time of the year. They will remember it for the rest of their lives.
    Adorable JibJab video, too!

  12. I keep forgetting to do things with the elves.

    I thought I was getting sick last night, but it had passes by this morning. Thank God.


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