I got up, got my breakfast, made sure the kids were happy and fed, threw on my suit, and headed to the pool. By 8:50am, I was swimming laps. I did 30 lengths today! Aren't you proud of me! Apparently, 32 lengths is a mile. I think I liked it better when 30 lengths sounded like a LOT of distance. Hmpf! heheh.
Here's me after my workout.
I came back home, and Captain America was up. I guess he couldn't go back to sleep, so he had eaten breakfast, and was painting the shelves with the little boys. What good helpers they are.
I snapped a few more pictures of our new dog, hoping to get a good one. He's really not as sad as he seems in the pictures. hehe. I'll "learn" him how to be a photo hound just like me - ha!
I took turns taking the kids to Big Lots to get family presents. We drew names, so I took Jim and Tom first. Jim was buying for Eme (he was NOT happy about that - and I had to argue with him to convince him that HotWheels was NOT an appropriate gift for a 9 year old girl...) and Tom was buying for Jake. I was buying for Jim, so I just listened close to what he wanted. hehe.
Then I dropped off Jim and Tom, and picked up Jake and Eme and Joe.Eme was buying for me, so she was really just along for the ride. Captain America was gonna take her to get me a present. Jake got something for Tom, and Jim picked out something for Captain America. And we got a box of Sugar Cookie mix, and headed home.
I was on the computer for a little while this afternoon, and then baked some cookies. From the box mix. And used Store bought frosting. And crushed up candy canes. And OOOOO, were they yummy :) I think I probably ate 3 of them :) That's ok, I swam 30 lengths, right?
And it was taking Captain America a LOT longer to get done the stuff that he wanted to get done than he thought it was gonna take.... So I was stalling, waiting to go and do the stuff that he and I were gonna do together. And sometimes I'm not the most patient....
I did make time to decorate the Christmas tree, though! Eme had just woken up from a nap (yeah, still not feeling very good), and she passed me the ornaments as I put them on the tree.
Snowman couple from our weddingThe Wooden Christmas in Bethlehem, 1999, when Tom was baby Jesus and was SOOO good. And the horse ornament that Eme bought our weekend in Cloudcroft New Mexico earlier this month.
THe Boy Scout glass ornament, Jimmy from 2006 in Nursery, and the Mouse Ornament from Aunt Sue
The baby Jesus ornament from a Church activity, the white crocheted ornaments from my Mother in Law, Carol, and the Santa Ornament I got for my birthday from Kari.
And here's Joe and Captain America in front of the tree, just after they got back from skating in the neighborhood.
And then the kids had dinner, and it was 6pm. And we still hadn't left yet. Captain America went to take a shower, and I got ready. No shower, but I looked ok :)
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Here's a page that Sharon made using my WordArt freebie AND my new dog! hehe :)