December 26th is always the hardest - the big festivities are over, the anticipation is all gone, everyone is tired... So we get out all the gifts and start trying them out! Ethan got to finally try out his bike!
That night we threw the big family reunion at the U's - bring an appetizer and a smile! I made pizza dip - and had fun being crafty with the ingredients.....
We headed back to the house and put the kids in their Angry Birds t-shirts for a quick picture. The shirts are cute (we bought them) and unfortunately they have a horrible smell. So they wore them for the pic and then we stripped them off quickly before anyone got dizzy. We have washed them 5 times, left them outside, baking soda'd them, and they still stink!
The next day was a sad one... We knew it was the last day and had a hard time coming to grips with that! Brian was back to work - making us sad too. Uma, Katie, and I went out to a yummy lunch in Poulsbo and then it was back to just hang out and have fun together. Ethan and Morgan spent the afternoon making up songs, which were really just passive aggressive competition songs: "I am 14, you are 13. No, you are 14 I am 15" and so on.... All in melody - too funny!
We ended the evening with a delicious spaghetti dinner - yum. The kids got it EVERYWHERE, but it was fun.
The next day was Brian's actual birthday - #31! It was cold and rainy, but we decided to ferry over and meet Brian for dinner after work. The boys were tired and slightly grumpy, but excited to see their dad.
The next day was New Year's Eve and we started our day by taking out the bikes! Ethan looked like such a big kid!
The new year is going to be great! We have lists galore of all the things we are going to do to get organized and we've made a good start. We still have a lot to do in the little time we have left before we go back to work, but press on we will!
And speaking of.... I better go attack the bathroom (cleaning it, I mean!)!