Hi. My name is Casey and I have a problem crossing people off of my Christmas list. Which means that I am all consumed right now with this:
I know. Spare me the lecture. And, if you don't receive a card this year (or rather a letter......ha!), it's not because I don't love you. It's because I don't have your address.
Carter had his first basketball game on Saturday. He's never played before. And, his team only had 1.5 practices.
Neighbors came to see him play. And, stack kitties on Lainey's head.
Carter is AWESOME. There isn't much this kid can't do. We figured he'd be planted down by the basket due to his height, but instead he started as point guard. And, scored 2 baskets. Lord only knows what he'll do once he gains some experience and practices more!
California. Time to get a Prius.
We had Carter's birthday party over the weekend. 4 boys + Carter for some football at the sports complex near our house, In N Out burgers, and a sleep over. Only 2 were able to spend the night and we were thanking our lucky stars for that around midnight.
Little punks helped me make his cake.
Jack loved it. And, has been asking for more cake ever since.
Make a wish, sweet Carter.
The crew. It was a wild night.
Jack and Lainey have "share day" every Friday at school. They bring in something that starts with the letter of the week. "H" was this day's.
"Huh huh, hopper car". It works!
"Huh huh, Hello Kitty. Huh huh, hair dryer." This is very confusing for Lainey, however, because she calls Hello Kitty 'Ci Ci' ever since my sister gave her this doll. I guess we'll work that out with time.
Waffle train, anyone?
Lainey is providing equal measures of sweet and spicy recently. At lunch with Pa, she paused mid-meal and out of nowhere proclaimed, "Dis is a good flamily." I love her.
The hoarding issue, however, is at an all time high. It takes 10 minutes to get in and out of the car.
Her bebes are well taken care of, though.
And, because she's so stinkin' cute, we oblige.
She takes it all so seriously. My little 3 year old Mommy.
Insane, but sweet. I'd like to think she got that from me.
***I added a Playlist to my sidebar. Some Christmas music. Some recent favorites. Some old faves. I'll be updating it eventually. Please don't judge me because I added that creepy Kate Perry song. I hate myself for loving it.
***Let's all welcome Shannon back to the blogging world. She's a phantom poster, but I do enjoy it when she lives in our wold.
***KS, Hann, and Sass.......finals are nearing. Take a deep breath and focus. Proud of you girls.
***I'm late this year in shipping gifts. Usually done by now. Hoping to get cards out this evening. Shipping after that. I bought several gifts online this year and totally screwed up the shipping because I failed to un-click the "same as billing address" where I was supposed to enter the gift recipient. How did I think they would know where to send it???? This is why I usually shop and then ship myself. Adding a new step like this throws me off.
***I'm almost finished with Half Broke Horses. Great book. By Jeannette Walls, the girl who wrote The Glass Castle. Next, I'll start 2 Christmas books I've been anxious to read. Wishing and Hoping by Wally Lamb and also The Worst Noel: Hellish Holiday Tales, a collection of short stories.
***I'm quitting my own book club as of today. At least for now. Everyone is too busy. Perhaps after the new year, we'll start up again.
That's it for now!