Wednesday, January 11, 2012

Starting the New Year in Chubbuck

That may sound very "Thrillsville," but compared to last New Year's Eve it was much more fun.  (Last year we were in a hotel on the north rim of the Grand Canyon watching Pawn Stars.)  We haven't been brave enough to stay the night at Grandma and Grandpa's house since the boys started walking and conducting special ops to get to things they aren't supposed to have.  Other than the constant changing of poopy pants (we just made the switch from formula to whole milk - p.u.), we had a nice relaxing few days.  Bridget insisted on watching "Singin' in the Rain" and "Pollyanna," the two movies she associates with Grandma's house.  She also got some very rare alone time with Grandma and then with Grandpa.  Jealous!  It was also fun to be there with Uncle Aaron again.  I'm sure he's the boys' favorite. 
Emil and Colin played some duets with Aaron, then did some dancing.  The usual.
This is a good representation of what we do at Grandma and Grandpa's house - sit at that table and eat good food and talk.  We did have to keep a guard near the stairs to stop babies from sailing down them.
Colin's hair was CRAZY the whole weekend.  My parents' house is super-charged.  We even tried some Dapper Dan to get it to settle down for church and it didn't work.
For some reason there were a hundred cookies to decorate.  I'm pretty sure it's just the three of them living at that house and yet there are always a hundred cookies somewhere.  Bridget was very careful.
Mom put the magnets down low where the boys could reach.  They fought over that sandwich magnet for a while before Colin conceded (always).  Emil tried to eat it for the rest of the day.  He KNEW it would be delicious if only he could bite into it!
Those are Emil's Afternoon Tea fingers.  High class.


kenzie said...

Yes, there are always a MILLION cookies at Mom's house! I don't get it. And I love the sandwich picture! So funny; if I try really hard...

Jen said...

I felt the same way about that sandwich when it was on our Grandma's fridge. There was also a chocolate chip cookie that drove me nuts.