Sunday, December 30, 2012

CHristmas Day!

         This is how every Christmas starts out.  It's my feeble attempt to keep them from peeking.

The kids convinced me to do the Pine View Christmas Tree one more time since it will be Shayne's last one for awhile.  (Everything is Shayne's last one for awhile!  They've been wearing that excuse out.)  The Pine View Tree was supposed to only be done the year a kid is graduating.  I had even gotten new blue decorations at the after Christmas sales to do an entirely new tree for this year but it didn't happen.  I also have this thing about the wrapping paper matching the tree.  I don't know why it wouldn't.  If you can get it on clearance after Christmas for 25cents then there is no reason for it not to match your decorations.

 Josh got his unicycle.  I had originally ordered it for his birthday in September but it went to JoEllen's old house in SLC.  If you want to read a funny story about it click here.  I thought that it would be one of those presents where the kid really wants it but then tries it once and can't do it or doesn't like it so it gets shoved to the side and never used again but this is what happened.  Watch the video.  Cock your head to the side so you can see it better.  Shayne recorded it with her phone.  Also, recently Josh moved into the little boys room and we made his room into a toy room.  His room was always flooding and he was constantly sick due to the mold.  It works out because when Shayne moves, Sophie gets her room and Josh will move into Sophie's room.  But until then Josh needs a little privacy and the little boys room doesn't have a door due to the fact that 3 years ago they thought it would be fun to stand on the handles, hang on to the top and swing the door open and shut.  It worked great and was so much fun until Ben started jumping on it and torn the door right out of the wall.  I was NOT about to run right out and buy them a new one to play on.  But I took pity on Josh and got a Christmas bonus at work so they got a new door.  I don't know who is going to hang it or when but there it is.

 This was the best surprise of the day.  Joel had complained and whined about getting a road bike and I convinced him to borrow one from our friend Dale Ipson to train with.  Meanwhile I had gone to the bike store and bought the one he had fallen in love with and was storing it in John's garage.  Poor John not only had to keep that secret but had to listen to Joel complain for almost 2 whole months before Christmas Day when after all of the present where opened I brought it out and Joel was totally surprised.  It was AWESOME!  I hope he doesn't expect that ever again.  That was a once in a lifetime kind of thing.  But it sure was fun.
 The boys got a Hotwheels track that they have loved playing with.  Ben also a cool Razor 360 it's basically a big wheel on casters so it slides around really well and David got a "big" bike.  His last one was a tiny little thing that he had to pedal a million times a minute.  Only in St. George do you get bikes instead of sleds and snowboards.  Look at that picture.  I'm surprised they are wearing long pants.  I guess it was only 8am.  Still kinda chilly out.

 Sophie got the Ipod Touch that she's wanted for 3 years and we don't have WiFi to run it so I had to text Josh Scott and ask him if we could steal his until we got figured out how to get it.  So she can now play with it in the kitchen by the window.  Hahaha!   Shayne got 5 pairs of sensible shoes that she and Sophie went to Payless and bought a month ago at the BOGO sale to use for her mission.  I don't know if you've seen Shayne's collection of high heels but they are awesome.  For her to buy flats, and 5 pair was very impressive.  She also got a new carry-on and a set of sheets a towel, washcloth, robe and purse all very boring but essential for her mission.  Shayne is also NOT a purse person.  She wanted a backpack but Sister Missionaries aren't suppose to wear backpacks.  She was bummed when she heard this.  She also got a great big book of everything on Australia that she couldn't put down.  She loved it all.

Every year we get a puzzle.  This year we try to do it but one of the little kids wrecks it.  This year I said, "Hey, I think we can actually get a puzzle done this year. No little kids."  I was wrong.  We got the card table out and did the edge first, the proper way to start a puzzle, then left to JoEllen's.  When we got back this is what we saw:
Stinkin' Cat! 
 She sat right on it and ruined our whole frame.

1 comment:

Jillyn said...

Just been getting caught up on your posts. It's good that Shayne gets lost of "lasts" 'cause she is gonna have the experience of her life and you are gonna love having a missionary. Enjoy every moment...the anticipation, every day of her experience then the homecoming is the sweetest. Love you guys.....