Tuesday, December 14, 2010

'Twas the Night Before Christmas... Hold Up! That's Played Out!

........And the grownups got some presents too
A new TV and a stere-ooh.
A new Seville 'bout as blue as the sky
The best that money couldn't buy

'Cause money could never ever buy the feelin
The one that comes from not concealin'
The way you feel about your friends
And this is how the story ends

The dude he heads back at the pole
Up north where everything is cold
But if he were right here tonight
He'd say "Merry Christmas! And to all -- a good night!"

Ahhh, Christmas Rap...

Last week was Nativity week, each day they made a different person/animal from the nativity.  And they learned choreographed break dances to the Christmas rap. ;)

And we celebrated James b-day! Happy birthday to our amazing friend!

We love cake face. 
More cake please.

Meat cupcakes. So in right now.

One of my favorite gifts, is the gift of time with my family. The kind that you get from being away, with each other. And normally that is an impossibility for several reasons: don't have time, don't have money, blah blah blah. So we decided to use our Christmas money on a one day trip to Myrtle beach, despite poo-poo weather, we had a great time.

I researched all the free fun in Myrtle before I went and we got a free visit and picture with Santa (although he looked like a creepy Santa with a fake beard- I guess you get what you "paid" for) and a free ride on a merry go round!

Quinn wasn't sure he wanted to sit on Santa's lap (don't blame you dude)..

The big awesome room Firoze hooked us up with! It was all fun and games until Quinn went face first into the corner of the coffee table.

Lots of swimming in the awesome indoor pool!

Look, no "toys" except back bubbles. Ummmm, I'd rather you keep your "back bubbles" to yourself!! If communicable diseases are not allowed in the pool, those shouldn't either.  Pooooooot.

Look at that dreary weather... c'mon....the one weekend we're out of town, raining and gray the whole time..

So the next free activity was Christmas Towne 2010 at a convention center. Free Train rides, Story time, visits with Santa and ice skating! Quinny had to wear the girl's skates, lol.

The next famous figure skater? Umm, probably not.

Blades of Glory right there! 
So I think to make up for the horrible weather, we had quite the spectacular light show as the sun went down.

It was like the sky was on fire!

So beautiful.. the older I get, the more I appreciate nature. Bur Burrrrrrrrr.

Guess who turns 2 tomorrow!! AND got a big boy bed for his birthday!! 
My precious little baby is all grown up! Tear!

And here is my sweet little man so excited to see his lil' bro moving "up" in the world!


Anonymous said...

Happy Birthday Quinn! I remember the day you were born, just like yesterday! It was busy and I drove like a crazy person just to see your sweet little face when you were 1 minute old! Love, Aunt Julie XOXOXOX

Home school Mom said...

Your trip looks like so much fun! I wanna go! :)) Too bad you had bad weather, but at least you had some fun stuff to do and the hotel and pool are always fun! No toys in the pool?? What's up with that? I was laughing about the santa.....so funny. Some santas just give off the wrong vibe.
What a great get away! I was just looking at flights this morning, because I am getting the 'itch' to get out of here and just get away with the family for some FUN, FUN, FUN!!! :D
Hope your Christmas is GREAT! ;))