Saturday, January 3, 2009

Christmas Break Recap

(sung to the tune of "The 12 Days of Christmas" because apparently, I'm fond of doing that)

During this Christmas season, we saw lots of things:
13 students played piano (my piano students rocked those Christmas carols, and while 12 would be more correct for the song, I have 13)
11 days of naps (because with no grading or piano lessons, what better way to pass the time?)
10 Lukey tantrums (because he decided to start the terrible two's a few months early)
9 Peterson cousins (Really, Nate and I have some of the most rockstar cousins ever--if only Bachman and Clyde cousin parties could have been arranged, too.)
thanks for the picture, Ale!
8 Rockband sessions (we blame these people, but our children were fast asleep, most of the time. Really, we never neglect them when we play! Never!)
6 treats a day (Yeah, I think that's about how many cookies, pieces of cake, toffee, etc., I ate every day. Hmmm...maybe our dryer isn't set too hot after all.)
5 family parties (because we like to party!)
4 fun cousins (have you seen our Christmas picture? There's no way we could have gotten a
picture of these kids with either of the sets of cousins they enjoyed--and continue to ask for Every. Single. Day.)

3 train rides (2 light rail rides and 1 choo choo train park ride.)

2 nativities (Asher wanted to be in both and then, changed his mind. But, I was determined that he be in the nativity picture anyway. Um, I wish I hadn't sat us right in the middle of all the costumed participants--they're much cuter than I. )

and a rotted shed that fell on our tree! (warning: it's about 3 minutes long, and I don't know how to edit)

Hope you're all enjoying getting back into life!


Jessica said...

Love the pics and the video (the suspense made the ending worth it!)
How did you know it was going to collapse ahead of time so you could video it?

EmilyCC said...

Oh, you can't see the rope that's tied around the shed, goes through the side gate to the back of Nate's bumper (uh, we kind of took out the side gate, too).

David and Jessica Clyde said...

We're so excited that you are coming next weekend! That will be so fun! And you planned it just perfect. I didn't realize until today that we have the Monday off!! Yeah!

Tim and Jennifer said...

Life is really hard to get back into...I like the parties more!

jaredandmatisse said...

Ton Buche de Noel est magnifique! What a cool Christmas you had! I always knew Luke was advanced for his age. Thanks for the Christmas Card! Loves-Tisse

TGP said...

I love how the apples fell from the tress first and then the shed - great video.
Also, the bouche de noel story is hysterical.
I gave you a shout out on the blog for your duck recipe from GG - still loving it.
Missing you,

Carrie said...

Seriously ... I'm sending Joshua over next time you guys go on a train ride. FUN!!!!