Monday, December 3, 2007

Christmas is coming!

Hi All
Well we put up our Christmas decorations today and I bet you wouldn't be able to guess who was the most excited? Jacob and Abi helped for about 30 mins and then reverted to playing with long lost toys that had to be moved to allow the tree to be put up. Allen hoovered and then disappeared upstairs with the children. I then had a lovely couple of hours sorting everything out. I will post a picture next week in front of the tree. Have to get lots of photos of Jacob prior to Christmas as after this weeks visit to the dentist,where he informed me that Jacob will be loosing all his front teeth by Christmas, it won't be a pretty sight! I thought this happened around 6 but apparently not. Got all the lights up too so we're looking rather festive. Most of our street have put lights up too so we have reindeer, santas, snowmen and some tasteful lights too!
There's a photo of Jacob and Abi doing snow angels on our driveway before school one day this week. Not loads of snow but enough to play in. The mountains had a foot yesterday. Still haven't managed to get up to ski but maybe next weekend. Did go and get Jacob more snow trousers and boots today and Abi a new ski jacket.
Also a photo from a recent visit to the zoo in the snake part - very impressive. You may notice Abi has a new hair cut. She sat beautifully for the cut. At the dentist she was an angel and actually enjoyed it - mad girl. Jacob however howled his way through the appointment.
Busy week with a school fundraiser - Casino night, plus book fair too.
Hope all's well with everyone


carriesweatland said...

I hope you get skiing soon...... Not too much here at all. I signed up to be a substitute teacher one day a week in the school system. The lady across the street, Raquel, is brave enough to take on our kids for the day. We'll see how it goes, but it will be nice to be out of the house a bit. (ask me the same question after I've subbed, and I might give you a different answer.)

carriesweatland said...

Hi Rachael,
Friday is my first day. I'm just doing Fridays, as it is hard to find sitters. Plus after I pay the sitter, I really don't make much money. It'll be a nice little extra something and a bit of re-introduction to the working world. I hope it all goes well. Next year when both Annie and Jake are in pre-school, I'll probably do it a lot more. One step at a time..... Are you going to get out skiing?