Saturday, December 20, 2014


Ornaments all over the floor this morning.

Friday, December 19, 2014


Today is Christmas party day at school! Thought we'd dress up for it.


Candy Gram day. Elves brought a chocolate lollipop that Violet will have to share with Gryphin.

Thursday, December 18, 2014


So Violet's Elf is MIA today. She was bad last night so the result was that her elf did not show up. Maybe her elf is letting Santa know she got into trouble. She has not questioned where her elf is today and I know she's thinking about it.
Right after dinner last night Violet asked for gum. Like 30 seconds after getting up from the table where we had to fight to get her to eat. I said no because she didn't eat a good dinner. While I was cleaning the dishes I watched her sneak the gum off the counter, take a piece, hide it and then dance around the kitchen. She was sure she got away with it. I calmly walked over to her, took her hand opened it and told her she had to go to her room and there would be no playing at a friends house. She was not happy. Harsh? Maybe. But I'm nipping crap like that in the bud and not letting her get away with it.

Wednesday, December 17, 2014


Getting better at walking. He will take about 10 or 11 steps now before he goes down.


Yum! Candied spaghetti washed down with syrup! If you've seen the movie Elf you'd understand this reference.

Tuesday, December 16, 2014

ELVES DAY #16 (Elfie selfies)

So many questions about the camera used.
Selfies stuck to the fridge.

Monday, December 15, 2014

Sunday, December 14, 2014

ELVES DAY #14 (uh-oh!)

So we had a little mishap with "Buddy" (Gryphin's unnamed elf). They were hanging on top of the kitchen light yesterday and I accidentally bumped it which sent Buddy falling and hitting the table. This sent Violet into a panic, on the verge of tears and yelling "Don't touch him!". I had to grab the bbq tongs and pick him up. I layed him under the tree where he spent the rest of the day. So I decided to play this up and wrap Buddy's arm up in a bandage and leave a note explaining he had a boo boo but could still fly. I think he'll keep the bandage on for the rest of his visit.