Today was the day. Family pictures. I have been half dreading it and half longing for it. I love getting updated pictures once a year of ALL of us. It is so rare that we all are in a picture together. Most of the time either Frank or I are taking the picture. Well, I'm sure you all understand.
To start off, my boys got up about 5:40am. They had quit doing this for a while. Sadly, they have been doing this for the past week all over again. We promptly sent them back upstairs to watch TV in the playroom (see, it IS good for something!!) and went back to sleep. Until the dogs started whining to go out. Which was only about 10 minutes later... Thank goodness Frank got up and let them out. I don't know how much longer I got to sleep, but someone came downstairs saying they were hungry. For a brief moment, I thought about telling them to take the candy bowl upstairs and help themselves... it was only a fleeting thought I said.
Of course they wanted something that I was gonna have to cook. Pancakes. Their fave. So I poured the biggest bowl of mix you have ever seen and got to work. I like to make a whooooole bunch of them and freeze what they don't eat so if they want some for breakfast during the week, I already have them. Just take them out and pop them into the microwave!!
Frank decided that he wanted some too. I think he ate 5, Jackson ate SIX, Wyatt ate 3 and Mallory ate 2. I had none... and I still had about 30 left over!!
Off to the showers the boys went... all of them. It's always interesting to hear the conversations that happen from inside the shower!! Mallory played in the tub while I got dressed. Okay. Everyone is dressed now. Frank thinks Mallory is overdressed. The rest of us don't. I mean, she is a girl afterall. It is okay for her to be in a dress!!!
Have I mentioned that last night was one of the coldest we have had here?? I think it was about 25 degrees last night. Brrrrr!!!! *shiver* So, by the time Kim got there to take the picture I think it was a warm... 35 degrees!! Very cold. We were all freeeeezing!! So, needless to say, we did not even try to get the dogs and the horses into the picture. It was too cold. We just wanted to get the best pictures we could as FAST as we could.
The kids did good considering how cold it was. And as a result of their good behavior, they got to pick where they wanted to go for lunch. Guess where it was? Ugh. Chuck E. Cheese. AGAIN. Not only was I there on Thursday for playgroup, we were at the mall last night to see Santa's grand entrance into the mall and to see him light the center court Christmas tree. So, I have gone out to the mall 3 days in a row... yay... I at least was thoughtfull enough to call my friend Emily and make her bring the girls and suffer with us!
Anyway, Kim showed me the pictures that she took on her camera and they are soooo good! I can't wait to get them back. As soon as I do I will post some and she will probably put some on her website. I will let you know.
On to dinner...