Thursday, December 26, 2013


I am SO SICK. Without meds, my fever is 102.7.  Last night I slept in flannel pants, giant fuzzy slipper socks, a long-sleeved thermal shirt, a sweater, and a hoody, and I was FREEZING.  Today, I am in bed.  By myself.  Except for the next couple of hours because Ben has a dentist appointment and a doctor appointment.  Luckily, all I have to do is feed everyone lunch and put the babies down for nap.  Surely the big boys can occupy themselves with toys.

Harry woke up at 2:37 thinking it was 5:37.  He went back to bed but was up for real by 5:30 bringing Jack and a boatload of Christmas cheer with him.  He couldn't NOT TOUCH stuff.  I mean, seriously.
It killed them to pose for a picture.  KILLED THEM.
Stockings while the babies slept.
New hats

Once Cooper opened the trucks and trains he asked for, he was pretty much over it and needed Ben to open all his shit up pronto.  He left more than half of his gifts wrapped under the tree which drove Harry and Jack mad-- they could not understand it.
Harry loved everything, even the random stuff that was supposed to be a sticking stuffer but ended up wrapped because we had unequal numbers of gifts.
Trucks.  We should not have worried about even numbers becasue Cooper cared not after he got trucks.
Jack is he sweetest kid and every easy to buy for since he loves everything.  He got lots of Barbies and My Little Ponies, which is adorable.
Santa brought Skylanders Swap Force for all 3 boys to share.  We'll see how that goes.
The boys opened Dorothy's gifts, too, because unwrapped presents freak them out.
Like pulling teeth to get a picture
Self timer, FTW!
Ah, Coop.
Modeling his new hat.
At Ben's parents for round 2
So hard to get those boys to hold still
Harry discovered his love of fondue
Oh, Coop
A cotton candy machine-- awesome!
Ben was surrounded
Jack was happy to have someone to play Barbies with
He wants this dollhouse for his birthday-- awesome-- because I will totally play with that.
Grabbed my lens cap
She loved standing at the table.
I love her sweet round cheeks.
Before the kidnado
Christmas Eve
These stick-on mustaches might have been the biggest hit of the day
Ben is super into his vintage Polaroid, and he has gotten some great shots!
Seriously.  THIS DRESS.
Jack is an equal opportunity player-- Sophia the First castle right next to the Batcave
Ugh, you guys.  I took Tylenol about an hour ago, and I got all sweaty, so I took my temp, and it;s still 100.1.  And my solo-parenting shift is coming up in 45 minutes.  WISH ME LUCK.


  1. Anonymous2:52 PM

    I'm so sorry that you are sick for Christmas. That just sucks!

    It looks like all the kids had a great day - I love that Jack loves Barbies! I played with them until I was about 13 and my brother mocked me mercilessly.

    I think my favorite thing about your family photos is that all 4 kiddies are never looking in the same direction! Lol

  2. Ugh. I hope you feel better soon!
    The kids are absolutely adorable. Love the mustaches :)