Ava got her dream gift. That sweet little angel even let her sisters join in on the fun. :-)
Wednesday, December 26, 2012
Saturday, December 22, 2012
I can't help it, I just love my girls & my family. I love it when the girls smother me with their stories about school. I love it when they snuggle with us in bed. I love family movie nights. So, of course I was so happy when I picked them up from school on Thursday afternoon.
On Thursday Bronwen & Ava had their final Fall hip-hop dance class, which ended with a performance for the parents. Conrad, my love, came straight from work so he could see them perform. What an amazing dad. Bronwen & Ava did awesome, as always. It's so fun to watch grow in their skills -their movements are smoother & they definitely have a sense of rhythm now. That evening we stayed up late & I read them a few chapters of a little Christmas book called "True Gift" in our bed. It was cozy!
Friday, we had a whirl-wind of a day. Conrad went to work, I took the girls to the gym, then we made a pit stop to buy Conrad some Christmas presents. He's going to be happy!!! We had some lunch & I showered, but by the time we were all actually ready to go to the grocery store I was pooped. Funny how all the effort into getting ready makes you too tired to go anywhere haha! I told the girls I needed to just sit for a few minutes. They had the great idea of building our gingerbread house. We had a blast. Charlie & Cate enjoyed sneaking in all the little candies they found. :-) Bronwen & Ava too, for that matter.
We went to the store & got our groceries & Christmas Eve dinner prep & finally came home. I made Chicken Corden Bleu (Yum!), pasta & green beans. We celebrated when Conrad came home -he sold two cars that day -Hooray!- & ended the day with more reading on the bed & hugs & kisses. It's been a great staycation so far. I'm filled with such joy to be home with the girls & Conrad.
To everyone out there, Merry Christmas from the Douglas household.
Posted by Conrad, Michelle, Bronwen, Ava and Cate at 8:00 AM