Good Morning my lovely friends! It’s been a while since I did a Random Thursday post and this week just seems like a perfect one to bring it back. I don’t know about you but I am so exhausted from this past week, I am ready to chill in front of the fire with my hubby and have some Christmas music playing and just the Christmas tree lights on and some hot chocolate in hand, doing nothing, not even talking, just sitting and enjoying the moment. Maybe tonight that will happen. Yesterday we were working away at our Covert Operation Christmas Gift and we are close to done but not done yet. We stayed up way too late on Monday night wrapping gifts, like 2:30 am too late. Then we stayed up late on Tuesday night too and by yesterday I was starting to feel the effects of too little sleep, too much sugar and too much left on the to do list.
In some random news, my stenciled tree skirt is being featured over at Tales From an OC Cottage. Go check out her funny post and I need to tell the girl, I did not measure at all, this thing was done in a rather hurry up and be done with matter. Go check her out!
In other randomness, my mother-in-law and her husband sent us a check in the mail for Christmas. We ended up buying this for ourselves.
A router and door hinge kit so we can start buying the six panel door slabs and changing out the doors in our house. We are officially DIYers when you spend your Christmas money on tools and get excited about it. Don’t worry, the kids all have presents from Grandma, we didn’t spend their money on tools.
Yesterday the hubs, the bubs and I spent the morning attending an assembly at our daughters’ school. Two of our daughters received Respect Awards. They didn’t know that they were receiving the awards and that we were going to be there in the audience. ( My pics are a little blurry because I really had to use the zoom). Here is the youngest wearing her Christmas outfit and looking so cute and I love that the assistant principal is down at her level.
Here she is talking with the other kids who also received the award that day:
Here’s the middle daughter receiving her award. This is a big deal for her being able to stand in front of the all the kids and some parents. Last year she hated assemblies and worried about throwing up in front of everyone even though she was never the center of attention. She didn’t even want to sit in the gymnasium for assemblies because of her irrational fear. I am so proud of her!! She didn’t worry at all and did a great job!!
The teachers have to say why the student is respectful and here she is, reading her award and what the teacher wrote about her. I love this picture, I can tell she is proud of herself!
I love those principals, they are really awesome! They are out playing with the kids at recess, pushing them on swings and playing some football. The motto of our school is Respect, Responsibility, Safety but above all, BE NICE! You can tell that they really reward those behaviors and make it something that the kids believe in as well! So thankful to be at such a great school!
Some other fun for the day yesterday, my oldest daughter and I made these owl birthday invitations that we found on Pinterest. These are the Pinterest ones.
Ours looked more like this, we decided to make the owls a little smaller and glue them to the front of a 5×7 piece of card stock and put the info on the back of the card. I think they still turned out cute and we managed to do 10 cards in about an hour and a half, maybe a little less.
During the month of January, we have three birthdays in our family in a matter of 5 days. It gets a bit crazy here. Originally the two girls were going to have parties at the bowling alley. That is until we found out it would be around $250. Yes, $250 for people to bowl for an hour, eat some cake and watch our daughters open gifts. So the new plan is birthday parties at our home. Did you just see me shudder at the mere mention of birthday parties at my home? Not my idea of fun but I will do it to save some cash. The oldest daughter is going with an owl theme so I’m going to be hitting up Pinterest for some more ideas. The youngest daughter wanted Hello Kitty which was easy enough. Do you do birthday parties for your kids? Do you have them at home? Do you enjoy it?
I will post on Friday with (hopefully) pics of the finished Covert Operation Christmas gift and our Christmas Card. Until then…………