Monday, December 27, 2010

Christmas Drama

How was everyone's Christmas? Mine was about as crazy as Thanksgiving! I didn't get many action pictures. But here's one of all the goodies we made. There is chocolate chip cookies, red and green candy cookies, gingerbread cookies, and chocolate cake roll things.
On Christmas Eve, Mother, my sisters, and I went to the Wordworth household for dinner. Christmas Eve is when we do our big dinner and festivities. JJ's family was there, as was Jess', Molly's, and Samantha's. It was insane! But really fun. Us kids played hide-and-seek and then we hid upstairs while Santa brought presents. That waiting was the most fun. Our parents sent us upstairs way before Santa was to come so we took turns sneaking downstairs to see what the adults were doing. The reports went something like this:
"They're just drinking coffee." (Kit)
"They're eating cookies now." (Rebecca)
 "Emily's mom and Jess' dad are making out." (Hannah, Rebecca's sister)
 That was the end of sneaking downstairs since that put Jess off her rocker. She wouldn't speak to me the rest of the night :( I tried to tell her that I wasn't thrilled either but she just gave me the silent treatment. And when Jess does the silent treatment the temperature drops 30 degrees.
Eventually Santa did come and we all got to sneak downstairs and watch him put the presents under the tree.

Everything became crazy loud after that, as you can imagine with that many kids. Before presents there was dinner and pictures. Here's my favorites:
Elizabeth and Kit
Kit and ME
Gillian and Elizabeth
Samantha and Elizabeth
JJ and ME
Rebecca and ME
Elizabeth really likes getting her picture taken. I have some new people to introduce you to in future blog posts: my cousins Mac Scarlatti and Jess' little sister. Also some new pets my cousins received. How did everyone's holiday go? I could have done without the Jess Drama (thank you, Mother), but I'm learning to deal with it. Otherwise it was a great holiday! I got some new books and cowboy boots!

Friday, December 17, 2010

Christmas Preparations

Today we finally got a chance to put up our Christmas tree. But first we had to make ornaments for it.
 Kit started with cutting out Christmas trees.
 I rolled out clay for decorating. Do excuse my funky hair. Mother insisted on putting it in rollers.
 
 JJ was over to help. She started the delicate process of putting tiny ornaments on the trees.
 We made snowmen as well.
We also did stars, bells, and gingerbread men.
Then it was finally onto getting the tree up and our decorations on.
  
Of course, the pictures we took of the finished tree didn't come out. I'll have to try again later. The babies made a paper chain that actually turned out nicely. Gillian made paper snowflakes. Our stocking are hung and tomorrow we are going to make cookies.
However, there was one downfall to the day. I've been debating whether to post this or not, but I thought I better since it could become a big part of my life. I found out on Thanksgiving that Mother and Jess' dad Casey are dating. He called this evening to take Mother out to dinner. I really like him, but Mother has never dated before and it's kind of weird. Especially since he is Jess' dad (Jess is still furious about the whole thing). I think I hear Mother returning from her date. Merry Christmas, everyone!

Tuesday, December 14, 2010

Scarves

Mother learned how to crochet a few weeks ago so she has been busy making scarves for some of us girls.

Rebecca, ME, JJ, and Gillian
Nellie is supposed to get a scarf, too, but Mother hasn't been making much progress. I keep telling her she only has a few (2!) weeks left. She just yells at me :)

Sunday, December 12, 2010

My New Boots

The girls from Bolton Girls Travel Journal had a photo contest a few weeks ago. JJ and I managed to win these totally awesome boots!
Neither of us has ever won anything, so we were completely ecstatic. We thank all the girls from the blog! The boots will get a lot of use this winter.

Monday, December 6, 2010

Family Pictures

I hope no one was truly looking forward to seeing pictures from my birthday. Mother's camera decided to die over the weekend. Oh, well, there will be plenty of Christmas party pictures to post I'm sure. 

Here's the pictures that were taken on Thanksgiving that I said I would post, like, three weeks ago. Time really does fly by. Anyone else think that?

Top row: Elizabeth, ME!, and Kit. Bottom row: Gillian, Nellie, Annie, and Morgan.
I think we all make a pretty good looking family. Though I think the little girls on the floor could have made a better effort to sit up. Such is life with a bunch of 8 and under sisters.

This is me with my sisters and cousins. Molly in on the far left and Rebecca is on the far right. Yeah, we're kind of a dweeby family. But it's awesome.

Wednesday, December 1, 2010

Happy Birthday to Me!

Today is my birthday! I turn 12 again. It came up so fast I nearly forgot. It kind of sucks having a birthday between two holidays. Oh, well December 1 is a great day. My party is this weekend so tune in then to see pictures!