Been battling various colds through the entire family and bad weather but finally we have a weekend where the stars aligned and we were able to put up some cheer! Zach was a big help this year being up on the ladder.
This year we have an imp of a cat that I was seriously questioning how to protect the tree…
So we anchored it to the ceiling and did soft ornaments this year, aka teddy bear tree! Turned out pretty good actually 🙂
I got the kids Lego advent calendars this year. Let the building begin!
Yesterday we celebrated Dad’s 75th birthday. Would have done it on the 9th but I had just come off night shift and the kids were at Foam Fest.
It started off with balloons and cards (included were scratch and wins and he actually one $10!)
Dinner was BBQ hamburgers and all the fixins. Dessert was Strawberry Shortcake with sparklers to celebrate (there was also Apple pie that Dad took home for the next day)
After dinner of course was the piece de resistance! Goofing around with the helium balloons 🙂 I’ll send Simon the file and see if he can upload it for me
Updated by Simon
Ask and ye shall receive:
Brianna with peekaboo purple hair!
You can’t see it very well in the second one but her hair is constantly moving so its always flashing 🙂 She first had to get the under hair bleached (pics below) then tons of goopy purple dye
Introducing Angus! Or Gus-Gus for now until he needs the more adult-ish name 🙂
He is a Mainecoon X so might get pretty big. He’s a decent mix of his parents so don’t really know for now. Holy energy Batman!! He is all over the place and climbs without fear. Nothing like what Twinkie was when she was young. Twinkie was pretty hissy to start but this morning she was ok with him. Especially they played “whack a mole” in one of the cat trees which Twinkie enjoyed thoroughly (go figure….beat up the new kid on the block and not get in trouble 😀 )
See look he actually sleeps!! Was starting to wonder if I should be looking to see where I can take the batteries out
Brianna’s art continues
The Harry Potter is uber cute! Squeeeeee!
Zachary is no slouch either! Batman a la Family Guy (Brian the dog and Stewie) all free hand
Carrying on with painting at home seemed to have a water theme 🙂 Slowly getting better.
So the kids and I decided to do some painting at home today. I took a picture and painted it and the kids had outlines on their canvases to follow.
Starry Night with a Fox – Stephanie
Penguins Huddling in the Snow – Zachary
Flamingo Christmas – Brianna
Complete with leg warmers and a toque 🙂
We’ll try another day to do freehand a painting where I’ll teach them what to do and how to do it with their own variations.
Well the painting continues. Booked this one a while back. Turned out really nice and Christmasy
Can’t wait for the next one! Wish you guys were here to go with me 🙂