Tuesday, December 30, 2008
Sunday, December 28, 2008
Anyway, his attitude was spiraling out of control. (That sounds dramatic.... but it sorta was.) So, I had to do something BIG, something that will really strike a cord with him, something to make him understand that disrespectful behavior does NOT go unpunished in our house. The only thing I could think of was to ground him to his room. Yup, it is not a proud mommy moment to have to ground your three year old. It was only for two hours and I sat in there with him, staring blankly at the wall and trying to be completely unemotional as he raged, screamed and cried for a solid hour and a half. Are we going to be getting therapy bills in 20 years for the cruelty we subjected him to? I am just keeping my fingers crossed that it actually worked. Maybe, tomorrow will be a better day. It has to! Right???
I finally uploaded our bowling pics... thought I would attach them below!!
Friday, December 26, 2008
We spent Christmas Eve at Me'Me and PaPa's (my in laws.) It was a nice evening of dinner, present opening and Church service.
Santa brought a couple of big trucks for Chase and a ride on toy for Dylan. But, a couple of hours later, there was a ring at the door bell. He forgot to leave a couple presents, so he came back!!! It was sooooo exciting. Okay, well, I thought it was exciting. Chase was a little shy, but he actually did better than I thought he would. He has adamantly refused ANY contact with Santa for the last 3 years (or at least since he has been old enough to voice his own opinions. ) I suppose he can't complain when he is bearing gifts - right???
Dylan wasn't much interested in Santa.
A true Christmas miracle happened! My parent's flew from North Idaho, in the middle of the snow storm, into Denver and then onto Chicago and actually MADE IT. After all the media coverage of travel woes and cancelled or delayed flights, I wasn't optimistic that we would be spending Christmas together. But, they did it. Their luggage didn't. It got here only three hours later. Really, I am still a little shocked that they are here. It was a great day and we all shared a nice dinner...together!
Auntie Beth and Joe.
Finally, the third and final round of presents were opened. Phew.... what a busy, busy holiday. Chase and Dylan were both totally tuckered out from all the excitement. My parents are visiting this week. It is so nice for the boys to have Grandma and Grandpa here to play with... well, to entertain at least!! I hope everyone else had a great holiday.