the girls are finally out of school/preschool until January. YAY!!! No more waking up at 6:45 am for miss M. Hopefully they will sleep in a little longer now but I have a sinking feeling that they will be up at o'-dark-thirty regardless.
just one to share from a recent shoot. the blanket was made by the mother's best friend. I thought it was beautiful.
I will have more as soon as I get caught up on some other things...like christmas cards. I don't think I will be able to get mine out in time this year. Maybe I can send some out for Valentines Day.
so my 5 year old has learned to write letters to santa this year. Here's what one says:
"Dear St Nicholas I love you I hope I have ben good I love you"
(kinda spreading the "i love you's" a little thick here :P)
And here's one that has her list of things she would like:
"Dear Santa I wod like a pictare fram & a new scrapbook & stickers & a book & a pony & more stuff for my dresser dror"
ah...a girl after my own heart. I need to go find a scrapbook kit for her but I've been striking out-having already tried Walmart and Target... but I still have 6 more days to shop and that's plenty of time for a procrastinator like me.
the girls had their christmas dance recital on tuesday. um. wow. that was an experience. I'd never attended anything quite like it before and hope never to do it again soon. Just image around 100 girls all between the ages of 3 and 15 and put them all in a small room and have them wait for 30 minutes. It's bound to make anyone cry...which is exactly what Katie did 5 minutes until it was time for her performance. After that, she didn't want to do anything but sit on my lap.
anyway, here's one of maddie right before she went on stage. you can almost see the fear in her eyes :P
But you've gotta admit she looks pretty dang cute in her santa hat. And she did surprisingly well for her first time.
i've been holed up in my office for over a week now...working on a little somethin' somethin' that i can't tell you about and proofing pictures and ordering cards and mailing cards (not mine,of course...at least not yet). it seems like i've been in a foul mood too, which i get sometimes when i'm feeling overwhelmed (sorry, honey).
but i'm finally caught up.
now i can move on to getting the decorations up for christmas. (ew.) the only reason i say ew is because i hate my tree. it's ugly. i keep trying to talk the husband into getting a real one this year now that the girls are old enough to know not to eat the pine needles. we'll see what happens. if it's like anything last year, we won't have the tree up until december 22nd. :)
christmas cards. why is it that i can never get good shots of my family for my christmas cards? i told richard yesterday that i wanted to try taking some pictures today. today. and where is he? he's out with the girls somewhere in central ky looking at pieces of property. grrrr.