We have other Christmas shirts I promise-
I wanted to keep them perfectly clean so Quinn can stain them at school.
They will make their debut this week and be worn all next week too.
Now that my cookies are all done and the car situation is handled for good (Dear Lord in Heaven please let this be the end of it.) I have time to get my house in order. I have been doing about the bare minimum just to keep my head above water these last few weeks. Every free moment was dedicated to baking, icing, or driving back and forth to repair shops and rental places. I cleaned up the boys bedrooms and went through all the toys and purged a bunch of stuff to make room for Christmas. I also put away toys that were babyish. I had put away the legit baby toys a while ago but now I bagged up things for toddlers. Big boys, sniff.
Last week Jamie texted me and said- you know there's a Jeep on your porch right? NO! I did not. Quinn's Power Wheels was delivered and the guy didn't even ring the bell or anything. It is in a super obvious package with a giant life size picture of it on the side that was facing right into our front windows. I tried to distract the boys by telling them to look for something in their disastrous coloring cabinet and ran out to the porch and dragged it into the garage. There it has laid face down for days. I was hoping that without the giant colorful photo facing up it would just look like a boring old box. Every time we come in from the car or walking to/from school I shuffle Quinn quickly in the door so he can't see it. After a near catastrophe this morning I spray painted over the words POWER WHEELS so he wouldn't be able to read them.
This morning during my cleaning spree Madden told me he was a cold little baby and needed to sit with me. Who can say no to that? Lately he is always wanting to have a blanket with him.
No makeup, ratty hair, sweetest boy.
After I got him dressed and he somehow ended up without pants as usual...
Quinn came home with another note for Santa that they made in school. His teacher translated the misspellings in case I didn't already know specifically exactly what he wanted. I think it's funny he wrote the exact same things as he did on his Santa list he made here. He is pretty set in his ways... wonder where he gets that from? He also said that he knows he's not 5 1/2 yet until January 6 but a lot of kids in his class are already 6 so he thought it would be ok to write 5 1/2 since he's so close. I'll give it to him.
Since I wasn't yelling at them to clean up their mess upstairs like I had been doing every single day for the last month or so we had a nice afternoon. Quinn worked on some homework and then colored at the counter while I made dinner.
We are SO ready for Christmas break!
I made mac and cheese for the kids which they already ate.. and got showered, and pajamas on, and started a Christmas movie. I made white chicken chili for us.. Justin still isn't home now at 7 so I am ravenously starving while I wait. The movie just ended which is my signal it's time to bring them up to bed. Another day in the books!