Tuesday, December 30, 2008

Christmas "Wrap-Up" and Happy New Year

Hope everyone had a nice Christmas! We did. We started on the 19th with a celebration at my mom's house, followed by Christmas Eve at my grandma's, Christmas morning at home to see what Santa brought, Christmas afternoon at dad's, and Christmas evening with Joe's family. As usual, the boys got way too much stuff, but they are enjoying it all.

Now it's almost time for New Years. Unfortunately I always have to work on New Year's Eve. Not just my regular work day, but the regular work day followed by working at a New Year's Eve event that night too. It will be a very long day of work. But, I will be glad to have a break on New Year's day and Friday.

In case I don't make it back to my blog before then...


Thursday, December 25, 2008

Merry Christmas!

Wishing everyone a very MERRY CHRISTMAS!!!

Monday, December 22, 2008

MP3 Playlist for an 8 year old

Okay, so one of the gifts we're giving Brendan (age 8) for Christmas is an MP3 player. It finally came in (man is it tiny! Sansa SanDisk clip) and I've been loading it with a bunch of songs he likes. Below is his playlist...any other upbeat must-haves for an 8 year old that I've forgotten???

All Star by Smash Mouth
Dancing With Myself (from Flushed Away Soundtrack)
Don’t Worry Be Happy w/ the Slugs (Flushed Away)
Funkytown by Lipps, Inc (Shrek 2 Soundtrack)
Get Up Off a That Thing by James Brown (Robots Soundtrack)
Getting Better by Smash Mouth (Cat in the Hat Soundtrack)
Hakuna Matata by Ernie Sabella (Lion King Soundtrack)
Hound Dog by Elvis
I Just Can’t Wait to be King by Laura Williams (Lion King Soundtrack)
I Like to Move It Move It by Sacha Baron Cohen (Madagascar Soundtrack)
I Want Candy by Bow Wow Wow
It’s a Sunshine Day by the Brady Bunch
It’s Your Thing by Dave Seaman (Muppets From Space soundtrack)
La Vida Loca (from Shrek soundtrack)
Life is a Highway by Rascal Flatts (Cars soundtrack)
Old Time Rock 'n Roll by Bob Seger (both my boys' favorite song!!!)
One Little Slip by Barenaked Ladies (Chicken Little soundtrack)
Pump It (Kidz Bop version)
Rockin' Robin
Scooby Doo Where Are You (80's cartoon theme song)
Splish Splash by Bobby Darin
Stayin' Alive by BeeGees (Madagascar soundtrack)
Sweet Home Alabama by Lynyrd Skynyrd
The Monkees (theme song)
We've Got the Beat by The Go-Go's
We Will Rock You by Queen
We're in Harmony (Fox and the Hound 2 soundtrack)
Wild and Free (Barnyard soundtrack)
You've Got a Friend in Me (Toy Story soundtrack)

He also loves "Baby Got Back" by Sir Mix-a-Lot, but he only knows the main line "I like big butts and I cannot lie...". (which he and Adam both love to sing over and over and do a little butt-dance) I couldn't bring myself to put the song on his MP3 though, as I do not want him to learn the rest of the lyrics which are not exactly 8-yr-old-appropriate. LOL I did, however, add it to *my* MP3 for working out to :)

Wednesday, December 10, 2008

Catching Up - Getting Ready for Christmas

Whew, tis a busy time of year! Sorry I haven't been around much lately. We had a pretty good Thanksgiving- hope you all did too! Since then we've been busy getting ready for Christmas:

(Decorating the tree)

(Got Egg nog?)

(Sunday of Thanksgiving weekend we got our first bit of snow for the year)

(This past Monday Brendan had his Christmas concert at school)

(He's the one in red shirt with the microphone stand over his face. Figures there would be a microphone stand in the way. ha!)

Friday we will be taking the boys to an activity from 6-9:30, so we'll have some kid-free time to get some stuff done. I'm planning to pull out all the gifts I've bought and sort and figure out what's from "Santa", what's from Mom & Dad and hopefully get some other people's gifts wrapped and figure out what still needs to be done. Also have many cookies to bake.

Saturday we'll be going to the annual Cookie Share with the local mom's group. Sunday is my sister's Christmas crop (scrapbooking).

Brendan has decided to be on the basketball team again this year. Practices start up again on Monday already. He still has scouts too. And we'll be celebrating Christmas at my mom's house early- next Friday evening! Yikes- things are getting close! And only 15 days until Christmas day!