HAPPY NEW YEAR!!!!
Denielle, sorry your break went by so quickly, if only it were a month long, right!? : )
Janette, I'm glad you had a good break with the kiddos. I'm sorry they have to go back. I know you have been back and forth on it, but have you decided anything with the homeschooling?
We had a nice holiday. On NYE we went to my in laws' house for steak and some wii dancing. I did NOT want to go, but everyone was on their best behavior and we all had a good time. You can't go wrong with a bunch of grown ups and wii dancing, LOL. We left at 10pm since its an hour ride home and hung out once we got home. Lil T was WIDE AWAKE and punch drunk but I managed to get him in bed before midnight. DH and I stayed up until the ball dropped and then DH crashed soon after. I stayed up a little bit because our neighbor was shooting his guns until 1am. Really ticked me off. DH loves guns, and he shoots them sometimes (we have 9 acres of empty field right behind our houses) but never that late, even if it was a holiday. We know they have kids. Anyways, we slept in until 9, and then I sorted my coupons and did a little bit of stockpile shopping. Felt good to go by myself. When i got back, lil T was in a nasty mood so I made him nap. DH and I left him at home and we went to Outback and then to BJ's for some meat shopping. When we got home, my BIL came over and stayed the night.
DH and my BIL built a mini garage for my jet ski over the summer, but it just sat there empty once we sold the jet ski. DH has been talking about turning it into a clubhouse for lil T for his 4th birthday, but with him working all the time, he decided to do it now since he has a few weeks off. Thats why BIL is over. They got the wood this morning and are building it right now. The plan is its suppposed to be half enclosed with walls and then the 4th side open with a porch. Super cute. We'll have to paint the outside of it, and I'll let let lil T pick the paint color for the inside. His favorite color is green, so I imagine it will be bright. : ) I've been begging DH to buy lil T a big playset thingie for our backyard, but he's bee so against it. #1, lil T is giant. He would outgrow it in size before I know it. #2, Our backyard has the sun beating down on it with no shade from 7am-4pm every single day, and our weather is unbearable from April-November. So logically, DH is right. A clubhouse would be hot, but at least he's covered from the sun. (I can put a box fan out there) Plus he can use it for a LONG time. His friends will think its awesome. I ALWAYS wanted a clubhouse/treehouse when I was younger, so this is as good as I'm gonna get, LMAO!!!
Ok, I gotta run. I've got a few loads of laundry to do before we leave in a few hours for the ICE show at the Gaylord Palms. Everything is made out of ice (huge sculptures) and this is the last year lil T is free, so I'm totally taking advantage of it (its kind of expensive). DH will most likely try to get out of it since BIL is home. Ugh. Plus I want to get the well covered before I leave this afternoon. Its supposed to be 33 tonight and 28 tomorrow night. Fixing a well is EXPENSIVE and I'm terrified of my pipes/well bursting. : )
Anyone watch the Rose Parade this morning? I did! I've watched it every year since I was born, growing up in CA its a BIG DEAL!!! My home town won the Founder's Trophy for their float. Yay!