Thursday, December 30, 2004

The Best Christmas Ever

Christmas Morning
Originally uploaded by kchanley.
Got Toys? This is just a sampling of the mess of toys my kids got for Christmas this year. Max said "this is the Best Christmas Ever!!!" every time he opened a gift.

Tessa enjoyed the holiday much more than Max did at her age, I think. Of course, she bypassed all the big expensive toys for the smaller ones. Her favorites are her 'racas' (Maracas), her play food, and her toy camera. Max loves everything equally. His new trains, of course, and his remote control Hummer seem to get the most play time.

Now I need to figure out where to put all this new stuff. That's my job on my long holiday weekend, and you just can't get much more exciting than that.

Wednesday, December 29, 2004

White Christmas

White Christmas 2004
Originally uploaded by kchanley.
The kids loved the almost TWO FEET of snow that we got a couple of days before Christmas. It was crappy snow, the kind you can't build a snowman with. Pretty, but crappy.

Tuesday, December 28, 2004

Christmas Vacation

I'm on Christmas Break. I've got plenty of updates coming, including pictures of our Very White Christmas and Max's Best Christmas Ever.

Monday, December 20, 2004

It Figures.....

A good one
Originally uploaded by kchanley.
Two weeks after I give up and send out pictures of my screaming children, they turn very sweet and pose for THIS.

Friday, December 17, 2004

Christmas Program

Christmas Program
Originally uploaded by kchanley.
Max's Christmas Program was a success, even though he didn't take a nap that day and yawned through the entire first round of *We Wish You a Merry Christmas*, then sat down for the second round of it.

This is my little elf, singing S-A-N-T-A (to the tune of B-I-N-G-O). He was so tired!

Tuesday, December 14, 2004

My First Build A Bear Experience

I went to Build A Bear on my lunch hour. How much fun is that? The little old ladies that worked there should have just beat me up and took my wallet when I stepped into the store, I thought everything was so cute. Have you seen Sassy Kitty?

I just had to make one for Tessa for Christmas, complete with Princess attire. I just know she's going to love it. I finally found that special gift that I wanted to give her.

Sara needs to get this for Cora. She needs it very, very bad.

Monday, December 13, 2004

Monday Baker's Dozen

Originally uploaded by kchanley.
1. The weekend goes by entirely too fast.
2. I'm reliving my High School Days through my Sister-in-law.
3. I'm still not done wrapping presents.
4. Warm peanut butter cookies are THE BEST.
5. My kids have enough energy to stay up until midnight!
6. I CAN go out with Jenny & Brandi without getting totally drunk.
7. Our computer makes funny noises, which we didn't notice because the speakers haven't been hooked up since we moved.
8. Max thinks that his practice sessions for his Christmas Program are the real thing.
9. Max made me feel like an ass because he thought I was going to work instead of his Christmas Program.
10. I almost stayed home from work because the kid made me feel so awful, even though the Christmas Program isn't until 7:00 P.M.
11. Less than 2 weeks until Christmas & we are ready for it!
12. My dog is dumber than I thought.

Tuesday, December 07, 2004


Is it bad that I get all teary-eyed when Linus gives his speech on A Charlie Brown Christmas?

I'm totally going to cry at Max's Christmas Program next Monday. I'm such a wuss.

Thursday, December 02, 2004

'n Shit

This is hilarious. You can enter any website. I put the link to my blog:

I was especially cracking up on the potty training post from earlier this week.

Word of the Year


How strange is that?

The Posey County Clerk

The spring before Laurie & I went off to college, Laurie's Mom, Sandra (The Posey County Clerk, who had a vanity plate on her car that said CLERK, therefore, the car was named CLERK) taught us some of the things that young ladies living on their own must know. One thing I remember was how to hand wash clothing. The Posey County Clerk was demonstrating how to add a bit of Woolite, swish, then rinse, lay out the clothing on a nice towel, roll up to remove the excess water, do a little dance & say "be clean" and Voila! ~ We have a clean sweater.

I thought of the whole learning how to hand wash clothing story this morning when I was rinsing out a shirt that I want to wear tomorrow, but I'm not doing a load of dark laundry. Of course, I still do the little dance and say "BE CLEAN", because that's the way that The Posey County Clerk and Laurie taught me how.

Now, Sandra is no longer The Posey County Clerk. She's made her way through the County Government and is about done, I think. Bud, Laurie's dad, is another story entirely; a long, long story with lots of cussing and worrying parents. And cereal in plastic cups.