Sunday, December 28, 2008

Christmas 2008

My post on mommy Connection

So Holli's father and I have been really working on getting along. So this Christmas I asked him would he actually be here to see his child Christmas morning instead of seeing her a couple of days later in a parking lot.

He shows up at 4:30 am Christmas Morning with a huge bag of gifts and we sleep (well sort of :) ) until she wakes up at 8:30 or so. I was able to get a Wii & Wii fit for myself and Holli, a friend's Mom won 2 on ebay and said I could pay a little each month for it so yeah!!!

So Holli opens the Wii and goes what's this. I tell her it's a Wii and she says It's not a Nitendo DS. She then opens an outfit from her Dad. She opens up bratz stuff from her Dad, She opens up the American girl Doll and still No reaction whatsoever from Holli. None, nadda. She opens up a package and sees colored pencils and markers and go OH MY Goodness this is just what I wanted. She then opens up coloring books and heads to the table to color. We then get her back to finish her gifts (her Dad bought her alot of stuff). She opens the Nitendo DS and her game. (no reaction) Opens her stocking and see her HM lipstick and lets out another yell. So basically we could have bought her off with some crayola products and lip gloss. Don't you just love kids.

Alvin then keeps his word to her and takes her to his Mom's house for Christmas so she can have enjoy the holiday with his family. So I went and hung out with my best friend and he brings Holli to her house around 10 pm. She took her Nitendo to her grandmother's house and her brother showed her out to work the game. So she is now loving that toy and wants another game to figure out. I got to have some actual adult time with my friend and she made roast beef and all the fixins So all and all we had a pretty good Christmas.

Wanted to add that it was hilarious watching Alvin walk around with a coat on in our house. I keep it around 68 degrees. I guess holli and I are sue to it because wea re fine, but others come in and act like they are at the North Pole. Heat drys out holli's skin and make her eczema act up so cool air is best plus I am cheap and don't want an outrageous electric bill.

Wednesday, December 3, 2008

Happy Thanksgiving

Yes, it Dec 3, but I figured I should post about the Turkey holiday before I move on to Christmas. I hosted Thanksgiving at my house this year. My mom and little sis (yeah she's 20 and about 5 inches taller than me, but she is the baby) came on Wednesday to spend the night. My Mom was her usual self. I sometimes wonder if she actual enjoys the holidays. I made the deserts, put the turkey on, made the cornbread, started the sweet potatoes went to bed at 2 am. Holli loved having people in the house and loved having an Auntie to tortue so that kept her occupied until bedtime. I got up at 6 am to finish cooking and cleaning and then waited for my middle sister, bro in law, niece and nephew show up. We enjoy our Thanksgiving feast and then I crashed. I remember turning on the game, my little sister getting out the games because we always play board and card games together. I sat on the couch for a minute and when I woke up it was the 4th quarter of the Cowboy game and I had missed most of Thanksgiing. I was so excited about hosting at the new house, but I was not a very good hostess. So I guess the first Thanksgiving in our new home will not go down as a memorable one. I did win 60 dollars in the football pool so it was Thanksgiving was not a total disaster. :)

Monday, December 1, 2008

The Babysitter

This year was a first for The Diva. She spent the entire day alone with her father.
The Diva is in Kinder so she was out for school on the Wednesday before Thanksgiving and her after school program is only open when the school is open. I had to work so Dad was volunteered to watch her since he was off from work. The reports I received from The Diva is that she has the best Dad in the entire world. I am sure it has something to do with the fact that he let her watch tv and eat snacks all day. The report from Dad was that they had a great time. She was no problem at all and that he had swept my floors.

Later that weekend I was going to have Holli read her school books to me. She said she didn't have to read them because she had read to her Dad. He had told her he wanted to hear her read. Yeah I know, my heart thawed just a little towards him. :)